Post # 1
We have narrowed our venue search down to two (or maybe three) venues. Neither has many dates available, so we need to make a decision asap. One of the venues is located in the city and our guests would have to park at a nearby parking garage since there is no street parking. This costs $13. We cannot afford to pay for their parking. The other venue is 40 minutes away from the city and there is free parking. Do you think it is a big deal if guests have to pay to park in a garage?
Post # 3
duplicate post. sorry. please reply to the other one with the same name.
Post # 4
@osprey: I think $13 isn’t bad at all and if that is where you want to have your wedding, go for it.
I had the same issue, since the city owns the parking garage (not owned by the hotel) it would have been almost $25-$30 just to park. Luckily, my parents are picking up the tab and the hotel has a deal with the garage. It will only cost $12 a ticket.
I would put the parking info on the invitation and most of the guests will carpool anyways. I know you may be worried about guests complaining but who really cares? If they don’t complain about that, they will probably complain about the 40 min. drive to the other venue.
Post # 5
I personally don’t think it’s a big deal, but we live in the city and are used to paying outrageously for parking sometimes. Maybe spread the word? I don’t think it’s worth switching venues over if you like this one more.
Our venue doesn’t have parking. We’re renting a small lot for $150, but it will only fit about 50 people. Everyone else is going to have to street park or take a cab/shuttle from their hotel!
Post # 6
I would probably find free parking elsewhere and walk (because I’m cheap like that.) I’m sure if your guests are THAT worried about they’ll do the same.
Post # 7
Thanks for the feedback! That helps.
@SoontobeMsL- You’re probably right. They’ll probably complain about the parking at one venue and the drive to the other. Oh well, lol.
@KaitlinHudson- I do that a lot too when I go into the city. However, I’m not sure I’d want to walk too far in the dark in the venue neighborhood. The venue and the parking garage are safe (and fairly close together), but the neighborhood seems to change kind of quickly and I wouldn’t want to be walking too far at night.