(Closed) How much did you spend on your reception venue and what did it include?

posted 11 years ago in Money
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Ours is $6500 for:

  • the building: a beautiful massive, many-roomed mansion in a great Manhattan location
  • nice wooden folding chairs that we’ll use for the ceremony
  • tables: long or round or both
  • a day-of coordination team and security
  • sound equipment, mics, some special lighting
  • a guy who operates the sound equipment and lighting

And I think that’s it.  Considering how much we’re getting in NYC, I am really happy with it.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Our is $3,500 and it includes tables and chairs only.. its beautiful and i think its worth it!

They dont offer catering yet because they just opened.. but we are paying additiona $3,000 just for food.. and about $500 for soft drinks..

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@GonnaBMrsB: Hello.  I’m getting married outdoors in South Tahoe and am trying to figure out the lighting situation for the reception.  What type of lights did you use?  What did it cost for just lighting outdoors?  Thx!

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

100 per adult, 50 per young adult. This includes, 5hour top shelf open bar, premium cocktail hour, premium sit down dinner, extra course, cake, chocolate fountain, ice cream bar, international coffee display, grand, viennese dessert display, champagne toast, tables, chiavari chairs, linens, candelabras, rose petals, set up, break down & an ice sculpture.

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Our is going to be just under $10,000 at a beautiful country club for:

ceremony space and chairs

reception room

stationary appetizers

plated lunch for approx. 160 guests

beer/wine bar

 

 

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

We spent $2000 and this included: tables, chairs, table linens, set up of table/chairs, and use of the space for 10 hours.  

The venue was the #1 imporant thing, being a bride on a budget, you need a beautiful canvas that doesn’t need much work to look classy. Some budget ladies get unappealing spaces and try to make them better using decor. But in reality, I think it makes more sense the other way around: to invest in the canvas that needs minimal decor 🙂 just MO.

Post # 23
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Venue itself is $7,000.  Includes use of Palm House and attached West Terrace, white folding chairs and tables, $2500 beverage minimum and ceremony set up/tear down fee. 

On top of this is, well, everything else.  DJ, catering and linens, extra bar tabs, you name it.  But the space is so darn pretty I just couldn’t resist.

 

 

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

haven’t signed yet, but the one i love is 1k for ceremony and reception sites, overlooking the ocean.  it also has a carousel and a beautiful giant fountain and is surrounded by palm trees.  doesn’t come with anything, though, so i will have to bring in the chairs and tables and linens, dance floor, etc, which should tack on another 2k. 

Post # 25
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@KIKI82: may i ask where your venue is?? that’s truly excellent for so cal.

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We spent $4000 on just the venue alone!  Oh, well, I guess we get parking and cheap plastic chairs (which we will not use) too…

Post # 27
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Sugar bee

$1200 for the venue, tables, chairs. 

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Wow…I always forget how inflated prices are around here. We are paying $26,000 which includes the entire venue, food for 200, open top shelf bar all night, 6 passed apps, 2 stationary apps, tasting for 6, rehearsal space the day before, the cake, use of the bridal suite all day/night, transportation to and from the hotel, tables, chairs, linens, and cost for having the ceremony there as well.

In all, it covers almost all of it, other than the music, photographer, flowers. We looked at 5 or so venues and all of them were almost exactly the same price with varying inclusions.

Post # 29
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

Our venue itself cost $87.50.  Yes, you read that correctly, $87.50.  But we got it at that price because I’m a member in good standing at the Woman’s Club where we’re having it. The cost includes tables, chairs, kitchen access. We can use anything in the club, including the silver (punch bowls, cream and sugar bowls, platters, etc.), vases, tablecloths, china, glasses, etc.  

Normally, the cost to rent the club would be $850 plus damage deposit for just the auditorium, and it would not include use of anything except the kitchens, tables and chairs. If someone wanted to rent the entire club, as we’re doing, I think it would be $1350. 

 

 

Post # 30
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We are paying 8250.00 just for the venue. That includes access to the mansion before my ceremony, tables, chairs, and rental of the seasonal tent and lawn, a half hour rehearsal, a parking attendant, and a coordinator for your wedding.

@Pinkandsparkly: The prices are definetley inflated around here. All the places I looked at were about the same as well.

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

ours is around 7K just for the venue, tables and chairs.  everything else (food, music, decor, etc) is being brought in by outside vendors. 

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