(Closed) How much cheaper is your venue for Friday or Sunday vs Saturday?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
779 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We chose a Sunday for religious reasons but I think it was 20% off. It didn’t save us a whole bunch. 

Post # 3
7440 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I asked about a Sunday wedding but there was not a difference as it was the popular season. Off season is cheaper but it was not a price difference between days of the week

Post # 5
857 posts
Busy bee

The price difference might be nice, but I would also consider how your guests would feel about having to attend a Friday or Sunday wedding.  I think for us, our venue would have been $500 off, so about 25% off.  We didn’t look into how much less the other vendors were since we decided to do the Saturday wedding.

Post # 6
3080 posts
Sugar bee

Daughter #2 to marry – Didn’t save 1 cent, for having a Sunday night wedding.

Daughter #1 to marry – saved about $50 a guest, for a Sunday night vs. Saturday night. Friday nights were about $50 less, too. We didn’t really save – we were just able to host 50 more guests, given the budget.

Both were over a 3-day, summer holliday weekend. We didn’t plan it that way. #1 fell in love with the venue, from a photo in a bridal magazine, years before. Every Saturday night was booked, from spring-fall, when we visited a year before. For #2, it was a historic, performance venue; the only times they didn’t schedule performances, were over holiday weekends.

Post # 7
3383 posts
Sugar bee

Ours is only $200 cheaper for a Friday.

Post # 8
5980 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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socalgirl1689:  every place we looked didn’t actually have cheaper prices on off seasons or off days, just a lower minimum. We knew we would meet the minimum with the number of people we would be inviting so this didn’t factor into our decision at all.

Post # 9
994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Our venue was the same per person no matter what day but the catering minimum was a bit lower for Friday and Sundays. I think it was a $10K food/beverage minimum versus $12K on Saturday. Time of day didn’t matter since they only do one wedding a day. We went wanted a Saturday though so we didn’t even consider Friday or Sunday. 

Post # 10
154 posts
Blushing bee

The venue I want is $2000 to host the ceremony/reception on a Sunday-Friday. $4000 on a Saturday. So yeah you can sure bet I’m planning on the cheaper of the 2 haha

Post # 11
862 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Our venue is $80 cheaper per person on Sunday as opposed to Saturday. Friday is $30 cheaper per person than Saturday, which is what we went with  (we’re paying $156 pp)

Post # 12
869 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

My venue quoted 15$ per person cheaper for friday and Sunday weddings 

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Post # 13
6331 posts
Bee Keeper

Our venue was a building in a city park, so the price was the same no matter when in the year/week the rental occurred. 

Post # 14
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

No money, but they upgraded our bar for free. ~$1000 value and will be nice for our guests. 

Post # 15
9436 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We are saving about $1300 by having a Friday wedding. It could have been more of we had scheduled it earlier in the day. A Sunday brunch wedding probably would’ve been the cheapest time slot.

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