(Closed) How many venues did you look at before final decision?

posted 6 years ago in Venue
  • poll: How many venues did you view in person?
    1-5 : (106 votes)
    77 %
    6-12 : (21 votes)
    15 %
    13-20 : (8 votes)
    6 %
    20+ : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    11167 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    One. I fell in love with it just looking at photos online and when I saw it in person there wasn’t a doubt. After hearing the ridiculously reasonable cost I ran up to book my date. My venue is also two hours away.

    I had an idea of things I could and couldn’t live without and the overall feeling/theme I wanted from my venue. Once you have a few criteria in mind you can elminate places right off the bat.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2401 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We’ve seen two so far… We fell in love with the first place we saw, but the price is making me want to see more. We started a spreadsheet that weeded out a ton of contendors. Now we are down to the top 5.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1697 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I was at the SAME point as you. We almost did vegas and I ended up in tears several times after visiting venues and getting quotes. I was ready to quit too…then we found it! THE perfect one. We walked in and we both looked at eachother and “knew”. We almost settled and I am glad we didn’t but it would have ok if we had. Now I am going crazy with all the details!

    Post # 6
    Member
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    In person, we saw 6. Online? It felt like thousands, lol.

    Post # 7
    Member
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Ooh, I hear you about the burnout!  Looking was stressful.  I think we/I (I looked at a couple by myself, a few with Fiance, and 1-2 with my mom or my MOH) went to 7-8 altogether.

    Post # 8
    Member
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @AmeliaBedelia: Omg I forgot about my extensive online searches.  *shudder*

    Post # 9
    Member
    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’m not sure, but I know it wasn’t more than 5. I was SUPER picky about it and we had a specific date already in mind, so that narrowed it down a LOT.

    Post # 10
    Member
    11356 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I voted for 1-5.  However, in fairness, I should note that I had been engaged once many years before and had done an enormous amount of research — and visited a ton of venues — back then.  When I finally met Darling Husband and was ready to say “I do,” I only felt the need to visit a couple of venues in person. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    2697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Two. We loved both of them but one was a bit closer and had a gorgeous outdoor ceremony spot.

    Post # 12
    Member
    14485 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think we looked at 8 or 9.  They were all about 40 minutes to 1.5 hours away.  That’s was a awful time since we were house hunting the same time.  Saturday, venue.  Sunday, 3-4 open houses.  There goes the weekend.  It was a GREAT relief to finally book a venue and stop driving all over the state to see anymore.  I gotta admit though, I still searched online a little after and almost had venue regret, but in the end, I was too sick of looking to bother to follow up and check out anymore.

    Post # 13
    Member
    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    None in person! I’m a destination bride, so I relied on pictures and my wedding planner. Hopefully there are no huge surprises when I get there :).

    Post # 14
    Member
    365 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We looked at so.many.venues. First online, and then through their brochures, and then in person, and then in person a second time. There was one that we drove to and didn’t like the look, so drove away again! The one’s that we liked we were there for ages, looking in the bedrooms, drinking tea etc,but a few we literally turned up had a quick look round and then were like “thanks, bye!” as we knew they weren’t for us.

    None of the venues were near us (we lived in a city and wanted a green wedding) so we would book 5 appointments for one day, and they drive round like crazy people and see them all. I was so glad when we finally booked something. 

    @AmeliaBedelia: I hear you! SO would show me a website and I would be convinced that we’d already looked at it a vetoed. They all blurred into one.

    Post # 15
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    187 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We looked at one.  I did a TON of research before hand, and narrowed it down to 3, but we only visited one.  The price was a little high, but we were already set for the off season, so changing our date from the Sat night to the Sunday evening on a holiday weekend worked best for us.  We got the price into our range, and the perfect venue. 

    Post # 16
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    182 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I have not seen any in person as I am another destination bride and am going completely off pictures and my wedding planner.

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