(Closed) Did your venue have everything you wanted?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

The only Downside to our Reception venue was the walls…. they were this ugly green tin!… BUT for 450 and a place to fit our original guest list of 200+ we kept it! lol

Really though.. after seeing the pro pics it doesn’t look that bad… I mean I can hardly even see it. too busy as looking at us. lol =)

Post # 4
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Our venue is almost perfect for us: location is great (10 minutes from home but feels a world away), style is rustic and price is fab. Really, the only things I don’t like about our venue are the wallpaper in our function room and the fact that there’s only one bathroom, which is down a flight of stairs from our function room. But those are small things and I’m not too worried about them.

Post # 5
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We got a venue that has a lot included in the price, but it is missing all the audio equipment, so we had to re-think our iPod reception music. Might as well get a DJ for the price of renting everything. The ballroom’s pretty, but it does have all these fake trees around the perimeter of the room. But hopefully once everything’s decorated they won’t stand out. The last thing is that we would have to pay extra for floor-length linens. The standard ones are way too short- they barely cover the tabletop.

Post # 6
921 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love our venue. It does have everything we wanted.. the only problem it was a little our of our original price range and a little smaller than we needed so we cut the guest list by over 100.. now its only close friends and family but we get absolutely everything we wanted for our wedding.

Post # 7
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My reception venue has everythin except the chairs I wanted. The room is nice, nice built-in dance floor, lovely drapes. a nice bar area and huge kitchen.  The only bad thing is they have brown metallic foldin chairs. Also they have a one big floor to ceiling window directly opposite the main entrance and I dont like that this window doesn have anay drapes on it some people walking by that side can see inside the hall. I plan to drape some fabric there to block the light coming in. But over all I love my reception hall

Post # 8
949 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Basically, yes, it has everything I wanted and then some. Initially, I didn’t like that the caterer was required with it, but it turns out that she is a seriously great resource and is saving me a lot of fuss for very little money. In terms of style, price, feel, and location, amazingly enough, it’s just about perfect.

Post # 9
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

The first venue we ever looked at was our favorite but the only thing missing from it that we really wanted was some body of water. Other than that it was absolutely perfect. The venue we ended up going with had the water and importance to us and had a beautiful exterior with great landscaping. However, the space itself was not what we were looking for. It wasn’t as modern as the first venue we fell in love with. Ultimately though, it mattered more to us that there was water and that the place we chose was somewhere that had meaning to us. We wanted to take our kids back to where we got married years from now since we go on vacation to the place we got married several times a year.

Post # 10
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Our venue has everything we were looking for. We wanted somewhere that had a space for the ceremony and reception, that could hold at least 150 people, that had a wow factor and that fit into our budget. It is out in the middle of nowhere, but welll worth it.

Post # 11
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Our reception hall is not like super fabulous or anything, in fact it’s pretty generic: beige walls, green carpet, black banquet chairs etc. But we are paying $24.50 a person. This $24.50 is including unlimited beer and wine, dinner (buffet, really good food!), linens (Plain white, but we are adding our own colored ones), the rental fee, the servers, and some other little things. If we also have our rehearsal dinner there (we are having a taco bar for $14 a person, about 50 guests), we get to set up the day before with not extra charge. We are spicing up the decor with uplighting (we got an awesome deal from our DJ), and kickass centerpieces. For the price we are paying, I will take the bleh decor anyday. Oh, and the reception hall has a deal with one of the hotels in town that they will provide shuttle service for the guests staying at the hotel to and from the reception hall. Deal!

Post # 12
2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Or reception venue has a great view of the water and was hella cheap (200$ for 48 hours).

What we sacrificed for the great price/location?

-in house Catering

-nice tables and chairs (in large enough quantities to seat all guests)

– having a ceremony under a big tree (I guess an open lawn will have to do at this point haha)

-chic modern architecture.

-in house bar.


Sooooooooooooo basically we have to furnish and feed all on our lonesome (bringing in caterers was too $$$ and they all SUCKED), which is kind of sucky, but meh, I will get over it.

We’re adding lots of personal touches, tons of DIY, and hoping that the rustic vibe will speak to both our families traditions of summer-picnicy-family get-togethers.

Post # 13
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I originally wanted a garden wedding, and we couldn’t find anything we loved in our price range. So we settled for the courtyard of a b&b, it’s still outdoors and had lots of plants, plus we could bring in our own flowers. Other then that, it was exactly what we wanted!

Post # 14
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Everything but the Liquor License!

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