(Closed) How much was your venue?

posted 9 years ago in Venue
  • poll: How much was your venue?

    Less than $2,500









  • Post # 3
    6386 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @sunshine_kar:  Our venue is all inclusive, so we’re only paying for the food/drinks.  With tax, food, open bar, linens, tables, dinnerware, gratuity, waitstaff/bartenders, etc. it is about $110 per guest.  With our small wedding (50 guests) it’s costing us approximately $5500.

    Post # 4
    1944 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Venue for reception?

    We decided to use a ball room at the Holiday Inn here in town. They offered a deal that if you spent $2200+ on food then the room was free. That’s what sold us. It came with set up/tear down of tables, linens, drink service and of course, food.

    I want to say after all the ‘extra’s we got we ended up paying $3200 for everything. We added a dance floor, more food than just $2200 worth, and we paid to have their bartender. We had an open bar but my husband’s father offered to pay for that.




    Post # 5
    667 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Our venue includes the ceremony, reception, DJ, catering, linens, china, bar, security, cake, and more that I’m not thinking of, and it is a total of a little over 10,000. 

    Post # 6
    6835 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Less than any of your poll choices!

    Ours is all divided up into what we specifically want.  We’re renting a house and a big open grassy reception area at the venue, which comes with 9 picnic tables and a large tent, for $650 for two days (got a bit of a price break).

    Also renting chairs for $1 each, tables for $7 each. 

    No catering or linens included.

    Post # 7
    523 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Less than what you posted 



    A coordinator (she takes care of rentals and day of stuff, she’s really great) 

    Some chairs 

    Some Tables

    Ceremony and Reception site

    We can bring our own caterer and booze 

    Post # 8
    6263 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    That isnt the best range of prices. I think most venues (at least here in the Northeast) are $10k plus. We guaranteed a minimum of 150 people which comes to over $30,000. It includes all food, setup, tables, linens, uplighting, ceremony, open bar.


    Post # 9
    615 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Need a lower option – $1800 includes tables and chairs, and a free ceremony location on the roof, and a day of “house manager”.

    Post # 11
    2503 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Mine was $8500 and it included:

    – Tables and chairs (but we rented chivaris because these chairs were just plain black office-y chairs)

    – Venue for 5.5 hours

    – Use of indoor and outdoor space for both ceremony and reception (would be cheaper w/o the ceremony there)

    – Some A/V equipment (e.g. speakers)

    – Venue coordinator (only helped with ceremony portion, we still hired a separate DOC)

    – Parking (technically free)

    – 1 hour rehearsal

    FWIW, a lot of the offbeat blank canvas type venues in my area are this pricey. I didn’t look at more traditional places (e.g. hotels, golf courses). We had to coordinate with outside vendors with everything else, including catering, DJ, lighting, florals, etc.

    Post # 12
    2656 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I voted $7500-$10,000 but that included EVERYTHING. The venue itself, the food, the linens, the bar etc.. there was no actual “venue fee.”

    Post # 13
    1797 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Ours is weird because it’s at an Inn…

    about 10k

    We get:

    Rehearsal dinner space

    Ceremony, cocktail hour, reception

    Tables, linens, chairs,

    On-site coordinator,

    2 night stay at the inn for 24 guests

    Wine and olive oil tasting at check in

    champagne and fruit brought to the bridal suite

    continental breakfast on Sat and a morning after brunch

    There’s probably more but I can’t remember

    Post # 14
    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Our venue was $1,000. Includes tables, chairs, linens, and wine (reception is in a barn on a vineyard). We provide catering, decorations, DJ, and other alcohol. 

    Post # 15
    449 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’m over the 10k mark as well. Were paying $78pp and thats just the venue which includes food, drinks, waitstaff, tables, chairs, linens, and that kind of stuff. But I def do agree you need a higher option because I’m having a CHEAP wedding for LI and most of the rest of the northeast…

    Post # 16
    1946 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I didn’t know what to vote.  We had 2 venues – the chapel was $2,000 and included the organist and carrilloneur, as well as a wireless mic for the minister.  There was also a “coordinator” who really didn’t do anything but show me a room where we could hang out.  We had the space for 3 hours.

    Our reception space was “free” with the food/drink.  It was a hotel ballroom.  They upgraded us at no charge to a bigger ballroom with private use of the outdoor terrace because no one else booked the space for that time.  We paid approximately $12,000 for 80 guests.  That was a champagne brunch with an open bar – wine, champagne, mimosas, and bloody marys.  Everything was included in that – tables, chairs, linens, service, tax, gratuity, vendor meals, wedding cake.  Also included was a room for us that night (which they upgraded to a suite, decorated with all the flowers from the reception, another bottle of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, and plush bathrobes to take home that were monogrammed with our initials and our wedding date – they also mailed those to our home because we were leaving the next morning for the honeymoon).

    I’ve attached pics because I loved our venues so much!!!

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