(Closed) Does this seem reasonable?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it would be really cool, especially if you have a great view of the skyline. But it still stinks that you have to pay for it on TOP of your HOA dues. You’re paying for the amenities in the bulding, so it seems like you should be able to use it. I guess they don’t want people randomly throwing parties up there? Seems like you could try to at least negotiate the price lower.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t understand why you’d have to pay to rent that space in your own building. I would think that’s one of the amenities.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It’s personally more than what I would do, but if it’s in your budget, it sounds fantastic, especially if the view is worth it.

I agree though, maybe try to negotiate a lower price?

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

$750 is a lot. Plus the cost of food…you’ll easily be at $1,000+. You could probably do a restaurant for that cost.

Is there a park nearby? A lot of parks have like $50 fees

Post # 7
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d ask to see where in the HOA agreement it states that you have to pay that to use the space. Sometimes, people pick arbitrary, ridiculous numbers and hope people won’t ask questions. I’d approach it with them like, look – we pay HOA, we’ve had a unit in this building for X amount of time, etc. We only want to use to space from 5 – 11pm, and we will leave it nicer than we found it. What does the $750 get you, other than the space for that amount of time? They can probably work with you on it if you ask. ๐Ÿ™‚

Bella

 

Post # 9
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671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

How many people do you intend to invite?  What does that $750 break down to, per person?  That will decide if it’s a good deal or not.  If you have a large group, I doubt you’ll get out of a restaurant under $1,000…

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We went to a casual restaurant and fed 35 for about $800. I think you could pick the right place and do it for about $1,000 but probably not much less.

I hpe htey come down on the price! You should get a cheaper cost cuz you live there! Sheesh.

I still think you could find a local park for cheaper and bbq there.

Post # 13
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14185 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh yes, I totally agree. But for the $700 difference…ooo you guys could put it away for a vacation later =]

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

If the budget can take it and you are really okay in the end to pay for the view and the feel of the place then awesome ๐Ÿ™‚  Personally, I think that’s a lot and total BS your building is making you pay the fee when you already pay dues.  Stupid rental companies/HOA fees.  Boooooooooooooo!

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

$750 are you serious?! Tell me that’s the refundable damages deposit! At my old condo I think it was $150 to rent the party space for the evening. For $750 I would definitely book a restaurant and have all the food supplied for that much! That’s just crazy. The venue rental for my wedding was only $550! LOL! Do you have a friend with a nice backyard you could use? I really think you could find something for a much more reasonable price and put the rest of the money towards some awesome spa treatments on your honeymoon!

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