Advice on wedding venues – Vegas vs Massachusetts?

posted 1 year ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

 I would suggest looking at the parks you can get a spot in a park for really cheap for a ceremony..

also if you don’t want to completely forgo a reception…

this place is really decently priced for either the hall or lounge depending on how many people you will have…

either way, I say def a park for the ceremony! 

Post # 3
1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Yeah… pick a park that is free or cheap. Have a ceremony then do dinner after somewhere. 

Post # 4
740 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

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kmste :  Were about in Mass are you looking? I know you said southern but any city in peticular? I’m from Mass. 

Post # 5
2147 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

There is a beautiful venue called Lake Pearl in Wrentham Mass. that does ceremonies for about $750.00 they have a gorgeous boathouse on the lake. You could do just the ceremony there. Google it.

Post # 6
13717 posts
Honey Beekeeper

You can get married for the cost of a license.

If you have to put your wedding on a credit card, you really can’t afford it. Even having access to the money outright does not mean it is a responsible use of funds. 

Unless you are eloping, a destination wedding only shifts the costs to your guests and puts the venue and view ahead of people. I’d save that part for a honeymoon and would find a free or inexpensive public park, courthouse, or justice of the peace near you or one of your families, then take an intimate group to dinner. Of course you don’t need to have dancing. Or do a simple cake and punch, dessert reception, backyard picnic or BBQ. 

Post # 7
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

What if you get married at a courthouse or city hall followed by a family dinner style reception at a restaurant with a nice outdoor view? Many small towns in NE have gorgeous little historic building spaces and the advantage with a restaurant is you aren’t paying for all the add ons- restaurants have  chairs and silverware and liquor licenses and liability insurance and table cloths. 

In LA a lot of people get married at Beverly Hills city hall.

Post # 8
921 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We got married at a park and had a restaurant reception. We came in under $10k in the NYC area for about 30 guests. That budget even includes the hotel rooms for my family (total of 4 rooms for 3 nights) and their attire as well.

Post # 10
9 posts

I would try and find a small town with a gazebo in a park or near the water you can rent for your ceremony space. 

My wedding was on the water in a gazebo in my town and it cost me 25.00 to rent it for 3 hours! All I had to do was pay for my officiant which I found on wedding wire. 

The pictures were beautiful with the water in the background!

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