(Closed) Cut guest list…. Need help deciding on venue ASAP PLEASE! PHOTO HEAVY

posted 7 years ago in Venue
  • poll: Which Venue?
    SWITCH to the country club.... it is beautiful!!!! The food might not be as good but that is ok. : (19 votes)
    42 %
    STAY where you are even though it is more expensive and not as attractive! Overall better experience : (26 votes)
    58 %
  • Post # 3
    3120 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    For me, I was very set on doing a wedding different than my friends.  No one has had their reception at our site and everyone is excited.  We actually changed our reception site after our guest list started growing, so it’s not too much trouble.  I agree that the country club is beautiful, but I think you would always be comparing to the other wedding. 


    Not sure you can really go wrong, though!

    Post # 5
    5778 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’d stay with what you have unless the other one just sings to you. They’re both pretty, but you must have picked the one you did for a reason!

    Post # 6
    2157 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Stay where you are.  I think it looks fine, and the dancing in a separate room at the other venue is a huge drawback – you probably wouldn’t get as many people on the dance floor.  Plus, extra rentals can add up pretty quickly. You have to take that price into account when comparing the costs of the two places

    Post # 8
    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    The country club is beautful. I think you should follow your heart. If you really like the country club more, than switch to that location.

    Post # 9
    5778 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Will you lose money by switching it? If not, do it then. I think your reasons make sense and it will work out fine.

    Post # 13
    1243 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Once you check out the menu options, I would look into how much rentals are going to cost.  I was really surprised how quickly renting can add up.  It might eat into your savings significantly and make the switch a bad idea.

    I think that both venues are pretty and would work with your theme…but, as you said, you’ll have to do more leg work if you go with the country club.  I also think that it’s significant that your DJ has noticed that the country club isn’t as familiar with weddings and not as willing to provide excellent service to non-members.  That would be a big red flag for me.

    We had some issues the night of our wedding that I would chalk up to a) the venue not caring as much about our 100 person wedding as they would a larger, more elaborate, wedding, and b) our event coordinator (who assured me when we signed the contract that she would be there) wasn’t present the night of and mistakes were made (as in we were kicked out earlier then the agreed upon time, the venue wasn’t cleaned until the hour before, which caused problems with deliveries, etc).  In hindsight, these are things that would not have happened at a venue that primarily did weddings.  I had a feeling that we were being lost in the shuffle, but didn’t do much about it and I regret it now.  If you are being treated well at your current venue and you have confidence in them, I would tread carefully with the idea of going to another venue.

    Post # 15
    455 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’m not sure you can go wrong here.  Obviously, the price plays into your overall decision.  But, I looooove that the first venue offers linens, charger plates, and chivari chairs!  If you want to do this at your second venue choice and it’s not included, that will be a HUGE cost.  And, to help fill up the space at the first venue, you can do tables of 6 instead of 8 or 10.  And, since you don’t have to pay for linens, chargers, and chairs this wouldn’t increase the cost.  The only cost increase would probably be that you need more centerpieces.  I say stick with the first choice.  And, since your friend just got married at your second venue choice, I wouldn’t want the same type of photos that she has.  And, honestly, if a friend of mine decided to have her reception at my venue shortly after my wedding, it would probably really irritate me. 

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