(Closed) How much was your venue? Poll.

posted 7 years ago in New Jersey – North Central New Jersey
  • poll: How much was your venue? Not including food, bar
    Less than $1,000 : (44 votes)
    26 %
    $1,000 - $5,000 : (56 votes)
    33 %
    $5,000 - $10,000 : (26 votes)
    15 %
    $10,000 - $15,000 : (18 votes)
    11 %
    $15,000 - $20,000 : (6 votes)
    4 %
    $20,000 and above : (20 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I do not have a rental fee or any other fees for booking the room at my venue. My costs are strictly per person based on our selected menu and bar options. I also have to guarantee a minimum # of guests.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    The Smithville Inn did not have a rental fee.  It was based on the reception/per person count.  It’s an additional $600 though to have your ceremony there.

    Post # 5
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    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @Soon2BMrs.T:  Us too – we didnt have to pay a rental fee just for food/drink per person but it came out to about 12k with gratuity/taxes/fees. 120 guests

     

    Post # 6
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    3261 posts
    Sugar bee

    11k including dinner, dessert buffet and cake for 550 guests.

    Post # 7
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    1290 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My venue is the beach, it’s free and our reception is at the pool and cabana building in our subdivision a block away. So free, which is not an option in the poll so I picked <$1000.

    Post # 8
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    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    2500 for an amazing room in san diego by the marina.

    Post # 9
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    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Not including food or bar, the reservation fee was $600

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Zero.  We opted for a place that doesn’t have a rental fee because it’s a restaurant/banquet facility.

    We did love one place that was $3,500 (I believe).

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We are getting married at the yacht club we belong to, and the cost is $2 per person for members, so it will cost $100.  For non-members, it would cost $4 per person.  

    Full sit-down dinners for 50 will cost about $2000 (including tax and gratuity) plus an open bar.  

    Post # 12
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    1747 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Mine was $20,000.00 but I think I voted incorrectly because my venue including food/cake/linens/ceremony fees.

    Post # 13
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    502 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We are having our ceremony and reception at one venue, and the price is based per person – no separate rental fee.

    Post # 14
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    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    110-146 per person after taxes with a 150 or 175 person minimum depending on the day/month. It includes cake, linens, full bar and food though.

    @hopefloats:  I’m impressed considering how many guests you have.

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @zombiemonster:  New Jersey Bride magazine had a great breakdown of venues with a lot of detail. They included the room capacity, price per person, number of courses, waiter to guest ratio and a couple other comments about the veiw/menu/accomadations. It breaks venues down by county. I found it very useful to figure out whats out there in my price range. I suspect there are a lot more options than are listed, but it gave about 200 venues in/near NJ. Its not a fun magazine to flip through though. There aren’t very many pretty pictures/ideas, mostly facts about venues, dress shops, photographers ect.

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Ours is also just based on pp fees based on which day of the week/time of year it is. We also have to meet a minimum. I think altogether our reception is going to be about 8600-9k (including tax and tip) for 80 people. If we were going to have the ceremony there, it would be an extra 500.

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