Post # 1
Hi all! I’m newly engaged, just this week, and have just started the wedding venue search. We are looking to get married next June, 2014, on a Saturday.
We are on a budget, (but who isn’t?) of around $130-$150 a head (including everything from cake to taxes and gratuity and centerpieces if that is possible).
I was hoping you’d be able to provide some venue ideas that have everything included in the per head cost. It would also be nice to find a venue with some “wow” factors whether it be a grand staircase, a fountain, a second level for the cocktail reception, etc. Ideally if it is in or near a hotel that would be great as well!
If anyone has any ideas, I’d really appreciate it, we’re going to start looking at places this weekend.
Post # 3
I think this place definitely has a wow factor:
Post # 4
We’re having our reception at the Hyatt at the Bellevue. They include everything except the centerpieces (although they do have a vendor list they recommend). The price for us over $200/pp, but we picked a very pricey package. They have different packages at different levels. The Bellevue is beautiful and absolutely has some serious wow-factor. Also, the staff I’ve been working with is amazing…it’s almost like having a wedding coordinator included in the price per person.
I especially like this venue because it’s in the heart of Center City and is walking distance (or cab) to everything. That way, there is no need to pay for transportation (saving some $$$) for the guests, because worrying about people drinking and driving isn’t something I was willing to do on our wedding day.
Post # 5
we are having ours at clarks landing yacht club in delran, nj which is kind of close to philly. It is all inclusive except the alcohol. They do not provide alcohol which makes it about 70 per head. But they do have a package with Canals liquor which basically makes your total around 100 per person (when you factor in cost) . It includes a cake and center pieces and its a beautiful place. It has huge open windows that overlooks the river and yachts.
They have awesome food and they also serve second’s for dinner- which is awesome. If your guests didn’t like what they had they can try something new, or they have can have more of what they had.
Post # 6
Lemon Hill Mansion, Normandee Farms, The Cescaphe venues, Estia, Waterworks. Im sure there are a few I cant think of
Post # 7
Fairmount Horticultural Center, Independence Seaport Museum, Please Touch Museum (I’m guessing they’re in the $150pp range…), Vie.
Post # 8
The Cescaphe venues will be a bit pricier than your high end and do not include center pieces. However, they do include cake, chivari chairs and choice of linens (which are little things that can add up). Also, the package (there’s only one) is amazing. Lobster, crabs, over 30 passes h’ordourves and that’s all just at cocktail hour!
Post # 9
The sheraton valley forge is a brand new venue in King of Prussia, they just opened this fall – I would say to check them out 🙂
Post # 10
Celebrations in Bensalem, PA 🙂 Includes centerpieces, food, open bar, linens, cocktail hour etc. PM me if you would like chat 🙂 website http://www.celebrationsweddings.com
Post # 11
Congratulations! I was in your shoes one year ago now, and it has been a long fun road! Enjoy every minute: and remember- its one day. Lots of planning for one day (dont let any part of it stress you too much!)
Anyway: the venue! I am getting married at the Aldie Manision in Doylestown, and would recommend you take a look! Heres a link: http://partyspace.com/provider/detail/765
Saturdays are a little bit more expensive- but I assume it would still be in your price range (were up to $106 per person on Friday). It is all inclusive, ceremony, cake, etc – however you do have to bring your own alchohol – which I consider a perk!
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. They have an open house every Tuesday, no appointment necessary- so its super easy to visit! Good Luck!
Post # 12
We are having ours at Brigalias in Sicklerville. They don’t do any promoting, it’s all word of mouth recommendations.
The grounds are absolutely beautiful! They have 4 different outdoor locations that you can get married, all of which are nice. The top package on a Saturday is $115pp AFTER tax & gratuity so it really is a great deal. Also, this includes Chivari chairs, centerpieces, TONS of decorations for both inside your reception room, cocktail hour room and ceremony spot.
The staff is also awesome! Definitely worth looking into.