(Closed) How did you decide on a venue?

posted 3 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

We saw 4 venues in one weekend. We had an informal list of things we really wanted in a venue before we started looking, but once we were actually at the venues we realized we really didn’t know what we were getting into. None of the venues were perfect-they all had pros and cons. When we walked into the last venue (which was an unplanned stop, we called 15 minutes ahead because we were in the area) my fiancee’s jaw absolutely dropped and I knew we had to book it there because he didn’t really like anywhere else. Again, it’s not perfect, and it was outside of our budget. I figure that what people remember is whether the wedding was pretty and whether they had fun-so it was worth it to us (or at least we keep telling ourselves that!). Hope that’s helpful!

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

Price. All the venues we saw were so pretty, but when they’re all pretty, all in good driving distance, and all had

good reviews, price is what drove our final decision. 

Post # 4
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Newbee

We toured all-inclusive and regular venues and ended up settling on a regular venue and hiring a wedding planner. We toured 9 venues in 2 different states and it really just came down to walking into the right venue and both of us finally getting that feeling of YES this is where I want to get married. When you find the right place to say I DO, you both know it! 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2021 - City, State

 

I Had a few requirements 

no sharing toilets, nice beer, no stairs to/from the toilet You wouldn’t believe how hard that was! 

We looked at 13 venues before we picked ours. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i can’t remember how many venues we looked at.  but it was over the course of 2 weeks. 

when we saw the venue, we knew.  we both looked at each other and said this is the one.

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

We got married in my hometown and our wedding was a destination wedding for the 1/3 of our guests including us. So communication was very important for me.

I wanted to have the wedding in the hotel where our guests would be staying. Location priorities were; should be close to downtown but not in downtown, must have bars and restaurants, hospital, pharmacy around the hotel. Good food and service in the hotel. I also knew that I had to run errands a few day before the wedding so it shouldn’t be far from my parents house.

About the venue, outdoor venue that has sea and mountain view, staff must speak good English, good food and unlimited drink. We looked at only one hotel. My parents wanted us to look at other options but our minds was already set up for that.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I decided based on if they could accommodate both ceremony and reception and it had to be indoors. It had to be in budget and be large enough to accommodate 150 people.  I had it narrowed down to two and chose mine because I loved the aesthetic of it and the lighting.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We didn’t have many options to be honest. Our church is in a small town, surrounded by other small towns. The venue for the reception was literally right down the street from the church. It was a Bed and Breakfast that also had a reception hall attached. The owners were wonderful at communication and were related to the restaurant owners that we used for caterers. The prices were good, and it made travelling from the ceremony to the reception a breeze.

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