(Closed) Affordable Venue in Newport News / HR…Yeah right I give up – HELP!!!

posted 6 years ago in Richmond
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m not from the area, but have you checked Here Comes the Guide? Are there any public parks you could get married in (and only have to pay for the permit)? Maybe you could also look into having the wedding in Delaware (if it isn’t too far for you). Without the sales tax, you might be able to stretch the budget a little bit more.

 

Edit: maybe think about extending your search to restaurants as well. Also to save money, have you thought about doing a brunch wedding instead of an evening wedding?

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Bella_and_Max:  My friend is having her wedding at Deer Run next August…they are rebuilding the pavillion so I would give them a call back and get some more details if you’re still interested.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

try the williamsburg community center?? I loved it but our guest list has grown to 200 way to small for that 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I have a whole list I gave my friend, I’ll look for it and post it here but the one off the top of my head is the freight shed in Yorktown. It’s really nice for the price and the background and surrounding area is very pretty!ETA I should readeverything before I post, sorry!

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Ok So I found the list, there’s the Botanical Gardens in Norfolk, Yorktown Beach, Legacy Hall in New Town, Fred Heutte Center in Norfolk and the Planter’s Club in Suffolk. Hope these help!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@ShutterbugCait:  I’ve actually checked into all of them.  $1000 or more to rent plus then the tables and chairs etc on top of that.  The Freight Shed is $300 for 3hrs but it is booked every weekend this year and that was of last summer 🙁

I like Newport News Park – there are two pavilions there with a gorgeous courtyard – drawback out by dusk and no alcohol – plus porta potty for guest or a walk to the ranger station to use regular bathrooms.

Right now Lee Hall Mansion is 800 to rent and then the additional price for the tent tables and chairs.

Post # 9
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Wannabee

I’d advise anyone to steer clear of Deer Run or any venue in which the current vendors’s have any hand in. I’ve used them for several events because my brides insisted on the location but in every case they were dissapointed. Sure the location is nice but the food is horrible, the people are very unprofessional and the sanitary conditions are the worst. They overcharge for unoriginal Sams club food you could have made at home, they hit you two or three times with gratuity hidden in the fees and they nickle and dime you to death for not so good food. Its a total scam on the most unprofessional level. One event we actually saw a rat run out of the kitchen and into the bathroom. We found a fingernail in the pasta and discovered from employees that they were serving old left over food frozen from previous events. The young lady’s experience with no call backs and double booking should be a sign of the  unprofessional standards these people have. Steer clear of that particular catering vendor and find a new location. Ask who the catering vendor is and if its anything those two have a hand in you dont want any part of it. You’d get better food from Ukrops.

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