Post # 1
Hi Hive, this is my first post on here and I’m seriously considering booking a venue that my mom and sister both LOVE, even though my fiancé and I won’t be able to get to Minnesota to look at it until May! We are looking at a hotel to house everything, the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception mostly because my fiancé is from Scotland and we both live in Chicago, so we will have a ton of OOTG’s!!! I’m nervous to put a deposit down without seeing it in person, but we are looking at a Chicago version of the hotel tomorrow!
Post # 3
I wouldn’t reserve a venue without seeing it. There’s something about physically being in the space that helps you visualize your wedding.
Post # 4
How much of a deposit do you have to put down to reserve it and is it refundable? What are the pros about it that are making you consider it? Does it book up quickly usually? What type of wedding are you looking to have? Where in MPLS is it? If you can get your money back, I would be all for putting the deposit down if it booked quickly and you could get all of your deposit back.
Side note, I would totally recommend the U of M alumni center as a reception location. It’s really open and spacious. There’s a Radisson hotel nearby. Just something that may be nice to check out 🙂 Best of luck!