(Closed) Bees, I need help! Give me opinions on my 2 final venue choices for reception.

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which venue would you pick based on these reasons?
    Cincinnati- Madison Event Center : (13 votes)
    25 %
    Dayton- Polen Farm : (38 votes)
    75 %
  • Post # 3
    1251 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    For a 12k difference I’d go with the Farm. Yes it is a bit more work hiring caterers etc. yourselves but the pros outweight the cons here I think. Being able to serve your own alcohol is a massive plus and a huge saving. Plus I think I actually prefer the look of the farm in those pictures, the other place looks a bit standard.

    Post # 4
    509 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    i would choose the barn, 12k is alot of money. you can find a cheap caterer and servers for under 5k. will still have money left

    Post # 5
    361 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I agree with everyone else so far, plus a friday wedding for the first venue may be tricky for your guests who have demanding work schedules. 

    Post # 6
    9548 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    That’s a huge price savings and Saturday is much nicer for guests – so I say Dayton!

    Post # 7
    46682 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would also choose the barn. I just could not live with recommending anyone spend that amount of money on a wedding. You will save even more providing your own alcohol instead of paying for an open bar.

    Post # 8
    3053 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I voted for the first one based just on appearance. Seeing that it’ll save 12k, I’d probably go with the 2nd. I’d change the decor though, I don’t really like how it’s decorated which is probably what made me choose the other one.

    Post # 12
    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’m not typically a ‘farm girl’ but I’d go with the farm for sure for the following reasons:

    1) BUDGET – Saving 12k? Yes please! If you go with the more expensive location, after the wedding day is all said and done – the money is gone and the party is over. If you go with the cheaper venue, after the wedding you have that money invested in a house or something else that you will have for years to come. Not to sound like Captain Obvious, it just seems to make more sense!

    2) DAY – Personally I would prefer a Saturday wedding to a Friday for my guests. It’s typically easier on them especially when there is traveling involved.

    3) DECOR – I feel like you could dress this venue up and make it your own. You wouldn’t have the feeling of a cookie-cutter wedding and I think your guests would find a different type of venue refreshing. 


    Post # 13
    4940 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @cincilover:   Regardless of cost I’d go with the barn.  It has atmosphere and warmth, and being able to make it your own is priceless.  

    Post # 14
    556 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    A wedding only lasts part of one day. A house will have a bigger impact on your life. I say go with the cheaper venue that you still think is really cool and save a lot of money. Money issues are one of the biggest causes of marital conflict, so why not start off on the right foot?

    Post # 15
    1360 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    BARN! just because it’s a barn doesnt mean it has to be rustic or vintage. Do rich colors and metallics (I think emerald green, ivory and gold would be gorgeous!) candles and massive flowers (since it is still woodsy sort of they don’t have to be necessarily expensive). Chiavari chairs dress up any space. Also you could have so much more fun and personalize it much more. Any food will fit so you can save tons of money there, consider alternative options like homemade pizza or gourmet burgers or upscale bbq and have top shelf liquor if you want to have it fancy shmancy or signature cocktails to save money. 

    I feel like ballroom weddings are really difficult to pull off and make spectacular and unique, so yes, barn all the way.

    Post # 16
    335 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Does the barn have a/c? Will it be too hot for guest?

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