(Closed) How much did you spend on your venue?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Our venue is all-inclusive. The fee for the space itself is only $2200, but with food, alcohol and certain upgrades (and taxes), it comes out to about $225/person. Wow. That’s the first time I did the actual per person math..

Post # 32
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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akkaer1:  what i spent will def make you feel better lol We spent $27K on the venue ($160pp for 167 guests) It included a cocktail hour, 4 hr reception, top shelf open bar, white glove service, valet parking, wedding cake included in our package, linen color of our choice, bridal attendant and maitre d

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Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

$3000 for exclusive use of the entire property all day and night, a venue coordinator, all chairs, tables, plates, glasses, all staff, servers, and bartenders, menus individualized with each guest’s name, set colors of linens & seat cushions, all setup/breakdown for ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, and officiant if we need. This does not include any food/drink and 22% tip and tax will be added.

The fee is lower because it’s not one of their peak nights of the week and then they gave us an additional discount from their normal fee because I asked for it. Most venues in the area have site fees of $6000-8000 or more. 

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

$300 for the reception venue including tables, chairs, setup, and bartender for around 24 hours.  Catering is $24 per person for a sit down meal. I have a decorator who is $1300.

Post # 35
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9565 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

5000 fee, 13,000 in rentals 

Post # 36
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1000 posts
Bumble bee

We haven’t decided on a venue yet, but there are two that we’re looking at seriously.  One is around $435 for four hours (plus a refundable damage deposit), and is much larger than we need (building capacity is over twice our planned guest list).  The other would be $95 for the whole day, and has a capacity closer to our guest list, so wouldn’t seem so “empty”. Both include tables and chairs, but not catering/decor/etc.  At this point, we’re leaning towards the $95 one.

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Ours is $8,000ish (depending on final guest count) includes food, tables, chairs, linens (if we wanted ivory or black), flatware, glasses, all staff, bartenders, etc.

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

We’re paying $5,000 for exclusive all day use of our venue including; The reception location with tables and chairs, chaple for ceremony, Gardens for cocktail hour, train car for guys to get ready in and guest house for girls to get ready in and for us to stay the night of the wedding! We have acces to the property at 9 a.m, and reception must be done at 10 p.m. with all personal belonging out of the reception hall and chaple by 11 p.m. and then check out of the guest house by 9 a.m. or 12 p.m. the next day. 

Post # 39
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Our venue was 1800 for the 4 hour maximum for ceremony and reception. It included tables chairs setup and tear down. It needed zero decor as it was a botanical garden with exceptionally gorgeous Caribbean tiled covered pavilion. Catering was about 100 per head. Centerpieces were 200 each.

Post # 40
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507 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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Mmeab:  ours is the same deal! We are renting chairs but that’s it. In Sonoma County, that is considered a “steal”…

Post # 41
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880 posts
Busy bee

$3,500 for a five hour reception. Includes the building rental, tables, chairs, setup, tear down, and a DOC. It’s all tax deductible because it’s the Public Museum in town, which made it easier to write that check. 

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Mine was about $3k. Included rental of the lodge, tent, outdoor ceremony area, tables, chairs, and setup. It’s part of the county park system, so my inner Leslie Knope did not feel badly about the cost 🙂

Post # 43
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616 posts
Busy bee

Our venue is a beach/ back yard. We rented the house for 6 days for $1825. but we need to rent a tent so it ups the anty a little. But by getting married the weekend before memorial day weekend the house rental is half price!  

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Our venue is $2200 (which is damn near 50% less than what they charge) which includes 10 high cocktail tables and a couple of 6ft and 4ft tables. Everything else will be brought in. Its crazy how expensive things are and we know we got a fantastic deal especially compared to other places we looked at.

Post # 45
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Newbee

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FutureMrsLarson:  Wow, what type of venue is this and what state if ya don’t mind me asking…

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