(Closed) how much is your venue?…

posted 12 years ago in Money
Post # 47
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our church will end up being around 1000…no biggie.

Our reception venue is 4700… that includes tables and chairs aaaaaaand that’s it. No linens or dishes or anything. Yuck Undecided

Post # 48
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh and our church fee is 2K…I think is a little too much but it is all worth it =)

Post # 49
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Our ceremony is $550 and reception is $2650.  Breaks down to… $3200 for 150 people. Includes everything except photography and DJ… which is ok.  My BF is a photographer and my Fiance BF is a DJ.  So those services are free.

Post # 50
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

our reception and ceremony is going to be about 12,000 total For about 85 guests including 5 hours open bar. Here’s a picture of it from outside, i wish i had ones inside, it is BEAUTIFUL!

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Post # 51
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

$2430 for the  5 hours at the venue (we’re getting ceremony and reception in the same place) and rehearsal the day before.

~ $8,000 for food, tables and chairs, and linens.

 

Post # 52
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

just to rent the reception hall was $1500.  Then there were venue fees that were tacked onto all the food and beverage – including 35% alcohol tax.

The church was $250 to use (normally $500 but the priest gave us a discount since we are both poor grad students), but they failed to mention to us that we’d also have to spend another $300 or so on the musicians, organist, and cantor (which were all required parts of the mass).

 

 

Post # 53
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ours ceremony is at a local garden – free.

Our reception is 950 dollars to have the venue from 5am – midnight, including pa system, dance floor, chairs and linen and bar staff. Its $19.60 per person for catering for a cocktail reception for 150 guests is $2940 and then whatever we have for open bar, I am not a big fan of open bars, so we might have a tab that when it runs out it runs out.. Not sure tho!

Our budget for the whole event is 12k including honeymoon and I think were going to do that.

 

Post # 54
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Our church is $350 for ceremony and premarital counseling, and we got the ballroom for our reception for free if we spend at least $1400 in catering including tables, chairs, linens, and china.  I don’t think anyone in Boise knows about this place because it’s so cheap!

 

Post # 55
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Honey bee

About $4,300. That’s for the full ceremony, flipping the room, the cocktail hour, the reception, plus all the food and booze, passed appetizers, etc. It also includes all the taxes, service fees, and setup.

This is for about 70 people.

Post # 56
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

Argh, I get so frustrated whenever I read these types of posts bc I KNOW I could’ve found a much cheaper venue but I foolishly had my heart set on the one we picked without really evaluating the cost…

Anyways, the site fee is $3,000 which includes…nothing.  Access to water and electricity and an indoor space if it rains but that’s it.

Rentals including tent, tables, chairs, linens, cutlery, dance floor, etc were estimated around $8,000.  And the food is about $55/head for 175 guests so that’s about $10,000.  Which is why my stupid wedding budget is so frickin high!

Post # 57
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We’re paying $6000 for our venue (having around 120-140 guests) BUT that’s for the entire weekend (Fri at noon till Sunday afternoon).  We’ll having our rehearsal dinner (BBQ) on the property following the rehearsal, ceremony at the lake on the property, cocktail hour in the (manicured) field and reception in the barn.  The price includes tables & chairs for ceremony & reception (not linens), DOC & an adorable 1 br cottage for the couple and second house for 10-12 ppl (haven’t decided yet if it’ll be bridal party or family) both Fri & Sat night.  It’s more than we really WANTED to spend for venue, but we do get a lot of “extras” with it, AND is giving us the liberty to find our own vendors & bring our own alcohol which will all likely save us money in the long run. 

 

And it’s BEAUTIFUL and exactly what we’ve always pictured! 

Post # 58
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re having a church ceremony, the priest asked for a donation of however much we could afford…So no set price there.

As for the reception venue, it is a restaurant so catering, alcohol, tables, chairs, linens, dishes etc are all included.  Total should come out to approximately 15K€ for 120 people, depending on the amount of alcohol we go through!

Post # 59
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

The ceremony is $1500 which includes the chairs for the outdoor ceremony (or indoor backup), bridal suites to get ready, and a suite for the wedding night

The reception fee is $800, which includes the tables, chairs, linens, cake cutting, dance floor

The food/drink min is $8500. So we may have to add more apps/drinks depending on our guest count (hoping for 125-150)

 

Post # 60
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ugh this is the most stressful part for us thus far!  We aren’t having our wedding until October 2011 but we have been actively looking at venues!  The cheapest venue we have found has a minimum of $18,000 because we only have 120 guesets.  This does not include dj, flowers, or photographer!  So I guess there is no chance for having a wedding under $20,000!

More power to you gals who have found GREAT deals!  I know I will def be DIYing at a lot! 

Wedding planning is so stressful when you keep getting quoted for crazy prices!  I honestly don’t know what worse, the venues charging the prices they do, or that we actually pay those prices! 

We should just elope!

Post # 61
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The venue cost is included with the price per person cost for food, which is $100(pp) this includes all taxes and gratuities:) Which I am thankful for so there won’t be hidden costs. There is also no addional ceremony fee. Drinks are NOT included though…

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