(Closed) It seems about perfect.

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

that sounds like a good one stop shop if you ask me!!!

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I know $5,000 isn’t a drop in the bucket by any means but that looks like one heck of a deal to me.

By The Way, I love how they throw in “electricity is provided” Haha, like you’d be metered or something. I had a salesman once say they’d throw in a battery for free on a digital camera I purchased and I was like, “Um, it comes with it!”

$16/guest additional also seems like a very good deal. Not sure what your area’s typical rates are, though.

I’d also think photos might take more than the remaining time you have in the ceremony hour… but most people do those during cocktail hour of the reception, I guess.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Sounds like a great deal to me. I would just make sure any additional things you want (maybe alcohol, cake, etc) doesn’t require specific vendors with high prices. I could see them “getting people” that way. If you’re 2 years away, it’s really only $100/month (ish)…if you think of it that way, it’s not so bad 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Personally I’d get quotes from local caterers and DJs, and if they+the price of the venue were comprable to the second one, I’d go with the first one. The second one sounds nice, but they seem way too focused on the bottom line and you could find yourself up against limitations that would make you unhappy or have to pay more. Seriously, if you want pictures more than 30 min before the ceremony, you have to pay extra?? 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It seems like a good deal, but there are 2 big things that initially come to my mind:

1. What is your budget?  Set it in stone first so that you know for sure if this is even truly an option for you or not.  Or if it’s walking the line of being too expensive, then think about if you love the place enough to really stretch it.  Don’t set a budget after you start falling in love with places.

2. Talk to the people at the venue.  They could be super nice and flexible and maybe even negotiate a price.  They could also be total jerks who never call you back or charge you for stupid stuff that you never thought of.  That could make all the difference.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

When I mention charging for things, they might charge you for bringing in a cake from an outside vendor.  Or they might not even allow you to bring in a cake from an outside vendor (or one that you baked at home).  They also may or may not allow you to use an outside coordinator, officiant, photographer (or your friend may not be allowed to photograph for you), etc.  

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