(Closed) More Expensive venue with view vs. classic ballroom venue

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: which venue? ,
    option 1 ( $5k more ) : (19 votes)
    51 %
    option 2 no extra party, keep the money (scroll dwn to see the upgraded option of this room!) : (11 votes)
    30 %
    option 2 and invite people to a drinks party at option 1's bar night b4 (extra $1.5-2k) : (7 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would go with the second option, for financial reasons and for the ease of your guests (its right across the street). When is your wedding? Your profile says Feb 2011…lol. If you’ve got time to plan this shindig out, I’d save the 5 grand for other purposes….you’re surely come across other extra add-ons that you’ll just have to have!  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Im all about saving money but that first place is amazing! If you can afford it i say go for it. You wouldnt want to regret it later. If needed maybe you could cut from somewhere else.

    Post # 5
    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I voted for #3, best of both worlds. ๐Ÿ™‚ You and your guests can enjoy the view the night before, and then on your wedding day you are center stage. Alternatively, if you have the money and can find a way to trim costs elsewhere so you’re not too over budget, go for option #1!

    Post # 7
    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Do you mind sharing what the venues are? You can PM me if you don’t want to share publicly…I would say it really depends what you get included in  the prices of the two different venues. For instance, we looked at a venue that was SUPER expensive per person, but they included SO much–sushi bar, martini bar, cocktail hour with tons of passed food, cake, etc. So looking back, it really was actually a reasonable price for all that.

    Post # 8
    2788 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Both look nice, but I would go with option 2.  Because it is easier for your guests, has a lower min. and is cheaper. 

    @mudratdetector: has a good point about add-ons.  As planning goes on, there is always going to be something else down the line you want to have, I’d say save the 5K.  You can always put that towards your honeymoon…

    Post # 9
    1876 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @hilsy85: Ditto what are these venues? They don’t look familiar. Both look nice to me!

    Post # 11
    2600 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Try to make a list of what is included per person at each venue.  Maybe seeing the difference in cost will help clarify it a bit. 

    I’ve found that even with a stunning view, most people are focused on you, your new husband and each other and the rest isn’t as appreciated as we sometimes think it will be.

    Good luck!

    Post # 12
    1645 posts
    Bumble bee

    As beautiful as that first venue is–I would find a way to save for it. That’s just me. The venue is like the one thing that I truly care about. And that view is totally to die for.

    Post # 13
    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I dont think 2 blocks in NYC in Sept is too far. New Yorkers are used to walking ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 16
    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @arousa1979nyc: Could you PM with the names of these 2 venues

    Both look very nice

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