Post # 1
I live in MD just outside of DC, and am looking for a venue that rents for around $1500 or less. I have family all over the DC area, so we are willing to go as far south as Fredericksburg, VA and as far north as Baltimore.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! We are looking to get married in March of 2011.
Post # 3
Just wanted to say – I was unable to do so. Good luck. Check national/state parks? Ask friedns for backyard use?
Post # 4
@ericanicole234: How many people are you looking to accommodate? Have you checked the local parks? I know the Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority has several nice sites, including Carlyle House in Alexandria. And the MNCPPC in Montgomery County has a lot of park sites, like Brookside Gardens for example. Many sites have much lower rates during off peak seasons too, so you might luck out in March.
Post # 5
I have 1 place that I really want to have my wedding at, Rockwood Manor in Montgomery County… The cost for a Sunday wedding in the off season is around $1500, but I wanted to see if there were any other options. We are looking for about 50-100 people. We haven’t decided if we want to allow all the +1’s yet!
Looks like I might get my first choice after all! 😀
Post # 6
Sadly, I am with sahsabahs – I just wasn’t able to do it.
Post # 7
Something to think about with Rockwood Manor – you’ll have to pay extra to bring in tables, chairs, linens, all glassware and servingware. That can really add up and should be included when you’re budgeting for that location.
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2021 - Oakland Manor
Check out oakland manor in columbia – we got it for around 1200 – 1400 (I can’t recall the exact #). You should check it out! 🙂 Full disclosure, it was my venue too! Also, check the baltimore boards – one girl made a huuuuuge list of venues!
Post # 9
@sahsabahs: seriously?! The girl I talked to lied to me then!! I asked specifically if they provided tables, chairs, etc and she said yes. Ugh. We are going to look at it on the 14th so hopefully I’ll get all my questions answered then.
Post # 10
You might look at the Women’s Club of Bethesda, which seems to have very reasonable rates.
Also, I’ve heard that Frying Pan Park in Herndon only charges about $500, but I don’t have any personal knowledge of what facilities are available.
Teaism in DC has also been recommended as a venue with no site fee, and reasonable food and beverage minimums.
The other thing to remember, though, is that it is the total cost of the venue, not just the rental, that has to be taken into account. For example, if the venue has a “preferred” caterer it requires you to use, and that caterer is expensive, the true cost of the venue may be higher than anticipated. Conversely, it may be worth paying more in rental fees for a venue that allows you to bring in your own food and alcohol.