Chair Upgrades- Is it really worth it?? Also, what do we think about this venue?

posted 2 years ago in Venue
Post # 31
3875 posts
Honey bee

smalltownbigworld :  I’m in the minority here because I do pay attention to chairs…A LOT…but I think more people do not than do. Honestly, those kind of metal folding chairs reminds me of chairs you have stacked up in anyone’s garage. I just noticed those chairs are not even padded on the seat. If you got the budget, $400 to me is so worth the upgrade. Chiavari chairs always look elegant and enhances the venue. 

Post # 32
4040 posts
Honey bee

My family went to an outdoor wedding with those white, plastic, folding chairs. They felt fllimsy. Also they felt very unsteady, being on an a slightly uneven surface.

Had a guest been over a certain weight, I don’t know if they would have felt confident sitting on them. They were also very close together as in the photo. If there was a empty seat between two guests who were wider than the chairs, I could see where it would go unused.

It was also so hot, I joked that if one in the row passed out, due to the chairs being so close the whole row would go down like dominoes.

Post # 34
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

smalltownbigworld :  no I wouldnt bother upgrading those. If they were real eye-sores I would, but honestly I didn’t even notice those. spend $400 on something cool, like a mini-horse. 

Post # 35
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Sorry to say the first thing I noticed were the chairs in the pics, to me chairs are super important for the overall look and I would take money out from decor and put them into chairs that suit.

Post # 36
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I noticed the chairs as well, and for $400 I personally would do it. You might not see them in pics (they could be cropped out like in the pic above) but still, I think it makes the venue look trashy. And it’s not, its beautiful. But the chairs really de-value it for me.

Post # 37
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

That venue is GORGEOUS!!! I picked my venue based on price but they have gold chivari chairs and that was my final decision maker! I’m having the white folding chairs for my ceremony and then the gold for my reception. But, I honestly don’t think anyone gives two flying cahoots about your chairs. My best friend had those same exact metal folding chairs (I would have never noticed if I weren’t already planning my own wedding). No one is going to remember your chairs. If it bothers you that much maybe get some sort of sash or cover? I personally could not justify thousands on chairs when that money could be used for a house!!! 

Post # 38
1391 posts
Bumble bee

EDIT – since I just saw your update about the gold chairs not being included:

So I LOVE the venue!  And I think the gold chairs shown in the reception space are lovely and worth the upgrade.  I did notice the folding chairs and think they detract from the overall look.  So I would probably upgrade, but that’s just me.  My chairs were one of the favorite things about my venue though so maybe I’m biased!  If you pay for the gold chairs can you use them for both the ceremony and reception or do you have to pay twice?

Post # 39
2358 posts
Buzzing bee

Lovely venue, but I too noticed the ugly metal chairs immediately.  IMO they detract from the beauty of the venue.

It’s interesting how some of us really zero in on these things and others don’t. 

Post # 40
897 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

We are upgrading to chiavari chairs for our reception, but that’s becasue regular folding ones looked riduculous in a giant courthouse with marble stone everywhere.  If I had the venue you have pictured,  I wouldn’t bother.  I don’t think the chairs take away from the beauty of this venue.

Post # 41
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I would defintely upgrade. The bright white chairs are distracting and take away from the look IMO. Also, $400 for upgraded chairs is a steal.

Post # 42
1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2021 - City, State

I wouldn’t upgrade personally, i asked my Fiance what the last wedding we went to, what were they chairs “four legs, we sat on them, no idea”


Post # 44
5967 posts
Bee Keeper

$400 is like 40 bottles of wine. Spend your money on that and no one will give a single fuck about the chairs

Post # 45
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I definitely think you should upgrade. 

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