Post # 1
I am somewhat in love with Room 1520 but I keep seeing mixed reviews about total costs. Any advise on what you know or understand the “hidden” costs to be would be much appreciated.
I know that there is a chair/lighting/loung furniture rental fee. $1-1.5K
I am not sure about gratuity, tax, take-down(striking) fees, etc.
Post # 3
I’m getting married there and they were pretty up front about costs when I asked about all the rentals. There is always tax if they are offering a service so just expect to pay that! As far as gratuity that’s up to you. Just ask them for a walk through and go over pricing, make sure you ask about everything!!
Post # 4
@peonyposse: Thanks. I really do like the place. I hope it can work out. If you do not mind my asking – are you working with a prodcution company (i.e for draping, lighting etc)?
Post # 4
hi! my wedding is next weekend and it is at room 1520. I have been very happy with their service and feel they have been fairly upfront about costs. There was a small snafu regarding a separate charge for using a caterer that was not on their preferred list, but June was quick to make it right.
I saw your previous post regarding cost per head. We are at about 90-100 a head. I am using Honest Foods (beyond fantastic) and going with MDM for the lighting and drapes. MDM has been great to work with. Patti responds to emails in a timely manner and you can tell she really cares about making yor wedding right for you…not just trying to upsell. I was extremely unimpressed with the event company recommended to us by Room 1520. I had to chase them down for their business and it really shouldn’t be that way. 🙂
Good luck with all your planning and congrats!
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2015 - Bottom Lounge
@vjs32214 Hi! When you say 90-100 a head is that just for caterering? Or are you including everything like venue fees?
I love room 1520 but I was worried about the cost too.
Post # 6
Sorry for the delay! 90-100 a head was for just the catering. The catering included tables, chairs, dinnerware, etc. I am not sure what your entire budget was, but I would be happy to discuss our numbers with you if that is helpful. Just DM me.
I will say that the one thing that was extremely helpful in watching our cost was keeping an excel spreadsheet. I am absolutely not a numbers person and this was really good in watching our spend. Before planning, I made a sheet with the projected cost of everything from flowers to bridal party gifts. I then made an “actual” cost once I started locking down vendors. It was really easy to see where our money was going so that we didn’t feel like we were getting nickel and dimed along the way.