(Closed) How many venues did you visit before picking one?

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

The one we chose was the third one we saw. We loved it right off the bat, but we thought it would be too expensive. After thinking about (we were long distance planning) three other venues, we decided to take the plunge and book our dream venuw.

No reason to needlessly stress. If you love it, book it!

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We looked at three as well. We just booked our venue today and it was the last one we visited. The second one was the front runner and then we saw this place in person and it blew us away. The photos did not do it justice and the price was better than we originally thought. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We actually didn’t visit any πŸ™‚ We live across the country from where we’re getting married, so our parents visited venues for us. I believe they visited 4 or 5 different places, but the one we ended up booking was the first one I’d picked out online and read reviews and got input from friends who had been there. Personally, I feel like when I had a gut feeling (like it sounds like you do) visiting a whole bunch of different places just made things more confusing and stressful. Some people may disagree, but I would probably just go for it if I were you!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I say if your confident that this venue works for you, is a good price and you will be happy with it book it!  I didn’t look at any, but my parents checked out two for me in person, and the one we ended up booking was the one that offered the most for me.  No more looking nessisary! 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We saw 2. I think when you know you know. 

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper

We fell in love with the first venue we saw. I forced my husband (then FI) to visit seven more…and we ended up booking at the first one. πŸ˜‰

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We visted at least 10, but fell in love with the third venue we looked at.  We only kept looking in order to make sure we were getting a good deal/satisfy my wedding fever.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We visited 3 and researched countless venues online. The 1 we ended with was the 1 I was least excited to visit. 

Since your location is so far from where you live, I think if you only visit the 1 you love, you’ll be fine. Just don’t do any more venue shopping after you book it or you might have regret!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Mariska24:  We looked at three as well. The second one was the clear winner – hands down, it was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT… and I felt that the minute we walked up to it.

You’ll know when it’s the right space intuitively. Go with your gut.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I only visited one.  I have had my eye on this place for soooooo long.  Even before we ever met. lol.  I went with my mom and my daughter and I felt like a kid in a candy store.  Lol.  I was just amazed at how beautiful it was.  It is true.  One you see it you will know with out hesitations.  My dad wanted me to look at a few other places but when I walked in I just knew!! πŸ™‚  So will you!!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I saw 12…and we picked the very last one!  3 of them were already booked for our date though by the time I got to town to see them (14 hours from where we live), 2 way too small, 2 way over budget by the time food and booze was in there, and the rest, just yucky lol.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We initially wanted to get married at a vineyard we went to before wer got engaged, but then we discovered all the hidden costs and had to start from scratch. 

After a LOT of internet research and weddingbee chats, I set up four appointments for us in a day.  We live in NYC so we had to rent a car and do a lot of driving to see the far-flung country locations, but it turned out to be a lot of fun.  We ended up going with the third spot we looked at, which I would NOT have picked based on the website.  Seeing the options in person made all the difference.  If you can at all, I’d def recommend making it a day trip and driving around with your fiance πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would encourage you to at least visit the Venue and see their cost, and rules and regulations. There was a venue that was fantastic that I was sold on, the back of the place looked out onto a beautiful lake, their patio was awesome and looked really good for cocktail hour. I visited them, outside was beautiful, the building looked nice from the outside, and then we walked into the place and it looked like the late 80’s/ early 90’s threw up in there. The Venue was very clever about what angles they used, and what kind of lighting there was for the pictures on thier website.

There was also another place I loved but the Venue was didn’t return calls/emails, were slow, and unprofessional. Another Venue at the top of list had way too many rules and restictions. Anyways the moral of the story is too be careful and consider more then one option, you may end up with the first venue just make an inform choice, and compare what they offer with out Venues in the area about it first.

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