(Closed) Sad about my dream wedding venue

posted 5 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
6743 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Just a suggestion – is it possible to cut your guestlist down to 60? Would you be able to get the 60 person room for your budget? Have you checked alternative nights? Or a day wedding? Did you call them and tell them your history and budget and ask them if there’s anything they could do for you?

Post # 4
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@valardohaeris:  I’m sorry about that. Have you considered to possibly have a bridal shower there? (if it’s ok price wise) 

Post # 5
12248 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m so sorry it doesn’t look like it’s going to work out… Can you talk to an event co-ordinator about doing it on a Friday in the off-season for less? Or trying for a former employee discount?

Post # 6
4992 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@valardohaeris:   We kept our dream venue by having a brunch reception.  We’re having a small wedding like you – so didn’t meet the minimum, not even close!   Have you spoken to anyone at the hotel?  They may be able to accomodate you!  I encourage you to speak to someone there about your story.  Best of luck!!!

Post # 7
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Aww that stinks. I always dreamed of getting married at the butterfly gardens in our city and it too was way too expensive. I had to let it go and found an amazing alternative. Now after the wedding I am so glad I chose the venue I did, not only was it cheaper but such the better value!

Maybe see if you can have the rehersal dinner or something there instead if it is cheaper?!


Post # 9
660 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We had a similar situation and are going to book for the Saturday after thanksgiving instead of our ideal oct early nov date. Our only guests that travel for the holiday travel here so it won’t be an issue. By doing this we are only having for our cermony site fee and our cocktail & rexeption fee will be waived. 

I know it sounds bad but use emotional, when I visit visited our venue the coordinator and I talked about my SO & I. When I told her we wouldn’t be able to afford it she told me she just loved our story and wanted us to have our dream wedding & now were making it happen 🙂

Post # 10
417 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m so sorry to hear this.  I ran into the same problem.  My dream venue was $10,000 over my entire wedding budget.  I had a really hard time letting it go, but in order to keep it some way involved in our wedding my fiance and I have decided to host our brunch the next day there for our families.  I can live with that.  It broke my heart to let it go, but after doing a lot of thinking about it it really was way too expensive for what we were getting.  We ended up going with something half the price that offered so much more.  I know it hurts now, but I promise something will happen and it’ll all work out exactly how its supposed to.  Cheer up. 🙂

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