Post # 1
Tomorrow I’m booking our venue. All they suppy is an outdoor space, use of their kitchen and restrooms? Has anyone else used a similar venue? I’d love to hear how much it cost you if you don’t mind :). I want to know if I’m getting a good deal before I say yes!
Post # 3
$150 per hour for the indoor reception area
$135 per hour for the outdoor rose garden for the ceremony
They discount it to $100 per hour (indoor only) if you live in the same city as the venue.
The only thing they provide is table and chair set up.
Here’s a pic
Post # 4
I had an empty venue but the tables and chairs were included… It was above a play house/theater and it was very very plain but they only changed $475 for the entire day and they let us in the day before to decorate. Tables and chairs to seat 125 people were included either round or long and tables for the food or anything else we needed were also included. We had a kitchen and 2 bathrooms off to the side of the venue. We were also allowed to go anywhere we wanted in the entire building since we also rented the theater/ stage for another $200.
$675 total with optional bar service if we wanted it.
(oh yeah and $75 cleaning fee…)
here’s their website thing and a photo of the theater too:
Post # 5
Ours was just under $500. We used a hall, but had to rent chairs, tablecloths, etc, and do all of the decorating ourselves
Post # 6
Empty venue, tables and chairs were there though, and it was $1500. No kitchen but they had bathrooms. We did our ceremony downstairs and the reception upstairs.
Post # 7
@edub: I was engaged to an ex, a long time ago and had planned to book a place similar to what you’re describing. At the time it was $75, the current price is $200. This was in Ohio so where you live the price may vary.
The rental was an upscale shelter in a park. It had a stone floor, fireplaces, beams in the ceilings and overlooked the river. Rental included use of the main shelter room, restrooms, kitchen, terrace overlooking the river, and a patio along the water. There were some simple tables and chairs included in the price. Rental time went from early in the morning until midnight. It was a phenomenal place and a really great deal.
Hope this helps!
Post # 8
Our venue was $950 with chairs, tables, use of the kitchen, restrooms, and getting ready room. That included 1 hour of rehearsal time the day prior. That is also price including a 25% discount that we got.
It was a really good price for the area we’re in, and is therefore a fairly popular choice for all the budget brides that don’t want to completely sacrifice a decent looking venue. These are two of the pictures on their website:
Post # 9
oh my gosh you all got some great deals!! Our venue is $3600 for 6 hours of actual event time. We get the use of the entire house, which includes the gardens, all the rooms, and the kitchen. The vendors get to set up 4 hours prior, and we get to use the rooms upstairs 2 hours prior, in order to get ready. I think they also supply a day-of coordinator, but all the rentals we have to pay for.
Historic home two blocks from a beach in La Jolla:
Post # 10
Well, I know of venues in central London where hire alone with nothing in it is £12k (10am-midnight) plus £1k per hour to go on late. It’s a beautiful old building and is in a fantastic location. A hall local to my parents (3 hours away from London) is £25 if you live in the parish, but includes tables and chairs. It’s a modern building and can fit 100 people comfortably, it’s in the middle of the country and the area is very pretty. We haven’t chosen a venue but I just wanted to give perspective.
ETA: just told SO the topic of the post, he works in events and looked at me as if I’d grown two heads. “Almost all venues are over $1000”.
Post # 11
Thank you all, you are so helpful! I guess the answer to my question is “it varies,” isn’t it?
It certainly is nice to get perspective, though!
Post # 12
$9,500 nothing included. My first spot was $17k just to rent the space.
Post # 13
We are Eloping to a Destination Wedding…
Venue # 1 was a Hotel that we’ve been staying at for years… and will be staying at again over our Honeymoon. Called em up and said we wanted to get married on the Lawn overlooking the Beach (just the 2 of us and our Officiant saying our Vows… 15 Minutes max). They said fine… NO CHARGE
Unfortunately, since then, plans have changed, and we are now looking at getting married in another Southern City.
Venue # 2 is another Hotel that we’ve stayed at before… and LOVE. We are going to book their Honeymoon Suite for 2 Days (SUPER-DUPER EXPENSIVE). When we asked them if we could get married on the Lawn overlooking the Ocean (again just the 2 of us saying our Vows… 15 Minutes max). They said the charge for Weddings was $ 2000.
I fell off my chair !!
I expected there to be a charge… but nothing like the Quote I got.
I went over the fact again that it was just the 2 of us, and there was nothing else happening. They repeated $ 2000 was their Standard Fee for a Wedding
Of course, this particular Hotel when you call up and inquire about Weddings you get the Catering Dept (not an actual Wedding / Special Events Desk). Obviously they are way more interested in Catering than they are in making their Guests happy (including those like myself who write Hotel Reviews or Blog)
I am seriously considering just getting married there anyhow… lol, just not tell them. Our Honeymoon Suite is HUGE and has a gorgeous balcony that overlooks the Ocean. Could be an excellent back drop.
Then we’ll use the Garden (where I wanted originally to get married) and PUBLIC BEACH for photos.
Ya, in my mind… some places are just down-right greedy.
Post # 14
@Jer72: omg your venue is beautiful ; )
our venue is the same 250.00 deposit and 1,000 for 5 hours we get use of the hall, bar, kichen but we dont need it we hired a catarer and we get 2 bartenders were giving the bar 1,000 for open bar after that its a cash bar it will be bottle beer, wine and well drinks $3.00 a drink.
but its beautiful and off the water. we were going to go with an all inclusive hall but they want 55.00-63.00 per person depending on the meal choice ; ( and they include stuff but its less money to rent a hall like we are and do it your self there may be a few more steps and vendors but we have saved thousands.
here is our venue