Post # 1
Hi bees! Really love this venue but am wondering if it’s worth the price tag. The PP cost is almost the same as venues in the city. But it seems like a lot is included? Nothing else is sticking out to me here so really want to make it work with my budget! Any thoughts or reviews would be so appreciated. Or ideas of other/similar venues. I also looked at the Northwest Westin which was a decent alternative but almost the same price. Thanks!
Post # 2
This needs a lot more information. What is included, and what is extra? What does your final costing look like?
If this venue is the same price as other venues in your city, then what is the question? What is your alternative? One venue that costs 50% of your budget or another venue that costs 50% of your budget?
This post needs a few more details 🙂
FWIW I’m not a Chicago bee, but 50% is 50% no matter where you live 😀
Sorry – editing again. Have you seen these? https://www.wedding-spot.com/venue/2384/The-Monte-Bello-Estate/ and https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/the-monte-bello-estate-lemont-il-818164
You need to write down everything you need, then add a budget. Work out if after paying for this venue you will have enough money for everything else you need. We looked at a venue that was fairly pricey but included a LOT. When I broke down the cost though, I could get better prices, better quality, and everything was more personal with a venue that let me choose my own vendors.