(Closed) Foolish to only look at one venue?

posted 5 years ago in Venue
  • poll: Is it foolish to only look at one venue?
    Yes of course, try and find alternatives for sake of mind! : (4 votes)
    19 %
    No if you love it, book it and stop looking. : (16 votes)
    76 %
    I have other thoughts below... : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I only visited two in person. It sounds like you did all your research online, like me. I’m still happy a year after booking!

    Post # 4
    Member
    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I only looked at one – it was the EXACT one I wanted! We booked it and never looked back.

    My husband’s also my only serious relationship 🙂  Does that mean I’m still looking around, comparing? Absolutely not!

    Post # 5
    Member
    2672 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    If it really is your favorite and fits all of your requirements, I don’t see a problem with not looking at other venues. If it books quickly, it would probably actually be prudent to go ahead and book. That being said, I would definitely be in hyper-critical mode at the visit to be absolutely sure. You don’t want to go with rose colored glasses on only to find problems after signing a contract and putting down a deposit. 

    If you have time to look around, I say you lose nothing by doing so. Maybe see a few other suitable ones before meeting with the dream one just in case you get bad vibes from your favorite. At least you wouldn’t have to start all over. Just a thought. Good luck!

    Post # 6
    Member
    9198 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    We only looked at one, because we’d been to another wedding there and knew it was perfect.  If it fits just right, go with it!

    Post # 7
    Member
    130 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I only looked at one place. I think if you really love a venue then there is no need to look at other places. If you are unsure then look at other venues.

    Post # 8
    Member
    4606 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    FH and I have only looked at one place and we’re going to book it. We did most of the research online, the menu is good, the prices are very reasonable, we get both the ceremony and reception in the same place and we get a free nights stay after the wedding (it’s a bed and breakfast). They also handle almost everything, which is very nice. Venues are hard to come by around here if you don’t want to get married in a church, so we saw it today, got some information and we’re sending them a check next week. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I looked at and booked our venue with out Darling Husband. He saw it later. So you he doesnt have to be there.

    One thing you can learn about from visiting multiple sites is the way they operate and what things are commong/not common.  Compare pricing etc. Not mandatory, but helpful.

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    8579 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Providing you looked at everything online, I think it’s totally okay to only look at 1.

    You can’t tell EVERYTHING from pictures, but you can definantly tell if you like it. The things you can’t tell from pictures are the ambiance, staff friendliness and sometimes the carpet.

    I’ve narrowed down all my venues by looking at them on the internet, and then if I like them, I go visit them in person.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1425 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

    We booked the first venue we really considered!  And I couldn’t be happier that I saved myself so much stress!

    Ours doesn’t include catering, so we still had to go find a caterer and everything, which made the decision easier to book the venue.  And it was inexpensive, and they book the next year’s weddings over a year in advance at a lottery, so I knew we had to jump on it if we wanted in.  

    Trust your gut!  And just think about how much time and effort you’ll save yourself by going with this one, as long as it feels like the right decision!

    Post # 12
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    1649 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2000

    I only looked at one… you’ll feel it if it’s right!

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