(Closed) How far in advance did you book your venue?

posted 8 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I booked my venue 17 months in advance!

Post # 4
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m one year out exactly today, and I’ll be returning the signed contract on Monday. 

Post # 5
986 posts
Busy bee

We booked our venue in February, and we’re getting married in April of 2013. So roughly 14 months out, for us. But our venue is pretty new, so we didn’t have too much of a concern of it booking up.

Post # 6
540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We did ours 8 months and I think that’s late 🙂

Post # 7
6261 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

about 13 months, but we had really limited dates to choose from

Post # 9
9050 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was only engaged for 9 months, so we booked about 7.5 months out, and the best value/most desirable venues were definitely slim pickings.  I actually sent an email to an amazing venue and got a very snotty reply back about them booking up almost three years in advance, and that they were basically laughing that someone would even INQUIRE only 8 months out… *eye roll

I think it’s definitely worth scoping out venues a bit and at least asking when they accept their earliest bookings if you have your heart set on a specific venue.

I plan events for work, and we usually have our event, debrief with the client, and then immediately rebook for the next annual event if they were pleased and sometimes have to wiggle around with dates a bit even then, so a year out is definitely not too early.

Post # 10
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We booked 2 years in advance, we were pretty early but we wanted to get exactly what we wanted.  That being said, people had already booked dates we wanted at more popular venues.  If you love it, I say book now, no harm in doing it early.

Post # 11
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

18months in advance. 

Post # 12
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We booked about 20 months in advance.  Most people thought we were crazy, but we did have our choice of whatever weekend/whatever venue we wanted.

Post # 13
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

About 8 or 9 months and we only got the date we wanted because of a cancelation.

Post # 14
2874 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

a bit over a year and a half in advance(and still, the original dates we chose were already booked)

depending on the venue i would say a year is the minimum

Post # 15
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We were allowed to hold a date about 15 months in advance. We actually booked the venue (ie: gave them the deposit) after we viewed the venue, which was about 9 months before the wedding.

Post # 16
1296 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

A little over a year and a half…loved the venue and wanted to make sure we’d be able to have our wedding there on the date we wanted! 🙂

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