(Closed) What was your nonrefundable venue deposit?

posted 8 years ago in Venue
  • poll: What was/is your nonrefundable deposit amount for your venue?

    Less than $1,000


    $2,000- $2,999







  • Post # 3
    1741 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We had a local wedding for 120 guests.  The venue deposit was 50% of the estimated total venue cost (catering, rentals, etc.).

    Post # 4
    1391 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    All of the venues we visited had non refundable deposits between $1000-$2000. The venue we choose was $1500. Guest count didn’t change the amount we have about 65guest. 

    Post # 5
    315 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    We’re having a local wedding at a hotel, which I’m finding makes everything more expensive! Our deposit for 250 people was $3000. 

    Post # 6
    913 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013


    Post # 7
    1606 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    $500.  It is a (semi) local wedding at a rustic barn.  We are planning 100-125 people (the barn only holds 150), but that count didn’t factor into the deposit amount.  I have to look at my contract, but I think in December or January we will have to pay half of our estimated costs, which certainly wouldn’t be refundable, I am sure.

    ETA:  A few other venue we looked at had deposits ranging from $750-$1500. 

    Post # 8
    1401 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    $750 for our beautiful Inn. 🙂

    Post # 9
    1375 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    $500, which was less than 8% of what we ended up spending there. It was a kind of crazy old-school venue though… no rigorous contracts (which is good and bad – bad when I was going crazy with them), no tastings before you pick out your menu, you just work directly with the owner and he’s good for his word. It all came together very well in the end (and their food was VERY good), but I was sweating it for quite awhile. So while the deposit was low, I wouldn’t say they were a shining example of professionalism that you should look for in a venue.

    Post # 10
    1298 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Ours was 2500, and we just put it down today!

    Post # 11
    5622 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Well.. our ceremony rental was $75, and a $50 deposit that we get back…

    Our reception venue is $125 for 5 hours, we’re taking it for 10 hours and the day before.

    Post # 12
    6263 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013


    Post # 13
    5486 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Ours was $2000.  We only had like two weeks, I think, to cancel for a full refund.

    Post # 14
    8067 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013


    Post # 15
    1502 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Reign14:  Ours was $6,500!  I had no idea that was high until now.








    Post # 16
    298 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Ours was 30% too, which put us just over $2k.

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