(Closed) What was your nonrefundable venue deposit?

posted 5 years ago in Venue
  • poll: What was/is your nonrefundable deposit amount for your venue?
    Less than $1,000 : (48 votes)
    44 %
    $1,000-$1,999 : (28 votes)
    26 %
    $2,000- $2,999 : (12 votes)
    11 %
    $3,000-$3,999 : (7 votes)
    6 %
    $4,000-$4,999 : (3 votes)
    3 %
    $5,000-$5,999 : (7 votes)
    6 %
    $6,000-$6,999 : (2 votes)
    2 %
    $7,000-$7,999 : (0 votes)
    $8,000-$8,999 : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2363 posts
    Buzzing 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
    Member
    1966 posts
    Buzzing 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
    Member
    470 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
    Member
    1226 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    $500.00

    Post # 7
    Hostess
    2556 posts
    Sugar 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
    Member
    1848 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    $750 for our beautiful Inn. 🙂

    Post # 9
    Member
    2295 posts
    Buzzing 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
    Member
    1669 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

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

    Post # 11
    Hostess
    8577 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • 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
    Member
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    $2500

    Post # 13
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    8472 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

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

    Post # 14
    Member
    9601 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    $750

    Post # 15
    Member
    1877 posts
    Buzzing bee

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

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Post # 16
    Member
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

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

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