(Closed) Frustrated (venue search)

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
Member
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m sorry. πŸ™ That is very frustrating. We’re having about 30-40 guests and we’ve had the same problem.  I’ve been calling places for three months, and no where quoted me less than $1800 just for the event room rental (restaraunts), but I was finally able to find a nice art deco place that is going to let me do our whole ceremony and reception, including the food, tables, chairs, linens, dance floor, centerpieces, candles, for $1100.  Thanks to another bee, actually.

Just don’t lose hope, it isn’t impossible.  Just keep calling and everything will fall into place!

Post # 5
Member
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i’m sorry!  don’t give up, the venue search is HARD. can you do a search on metromix and hit the streets with your finds?

Post # 7
Member
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yeah, my dream place quoted me 3k, unfortunately, and my budget was 4k.  But I’m really happy with the venue we ended up with.  πŸ™‚

Have you tried http://www.uniquevenues.com/?

Post # 9
Member
1243 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We had a difficult time too.  The venue search is the worst (IMO way worse then the guest list).  It honestly has caused me the most amount of stress, so I totally get where you are coming from.

Have you looked at non-traditional places?  I found that things cost a lot less when I went to places where weddings weren’t their bread and butter.  

Keep plugging away at it; you’ll find something great.

 

Post # 10
Member
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

OMG GIRL! YOU SOUND EXACTLY, EXACTLY LIKE ME!!! That is our problem!!! We have been searching and considering places since Sept. and it’s sooo hard with a small guest list!! We’re only having about 20 guests too! However I’m finally relaxing a little and starting to think outside the box and going with places that are pretty but that I might not have ever considered before. We want our wedding to be in November (the first weekend) so we NEED to pick a place soon. I don’t live where you do but I wish you good luck!! Keep your head up and don’t worry, you WILL find a place!

Post # 11
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

You will find it…don’t worry! And when you do, it will be perfect. Don’t panic, just keep looking. Your dream wedding venue is still out there!!!

Post # 14
Member
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

would it be possible to do decorations, outfits and music for under 1k to make the place fit your budget?  if you don’t want to scrap everything just to make the dream place work then maybe it’s not really worth it?

Post # 16
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404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Have you tried calling a few nice restuarants for a private dinner party for 20 and NOT mentioning it is a wedding?  I would call it a “family gathering” and see if the price magically changes.

It’s a little sneaky, but it might land you a better deal.  You can come clean and tell them it’s for a wedding after the contract has been signed.

Good luck!

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