Stuck between two venues: Thoughts?

posted 1 year ago in Venue
  • poll: Which venue would you choose if you were me?
    Resort : (18 votes)
    35 %
    Barn : (33 votes)
    65 %
  • Post # 2
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    So… would you be significantly happier opting for option 2 when it is more expensive? Is $3000 + $800 worth it? I liked two but went with the cheaper option because I didn’t think is was £££ nicer. There will be pros and cons to both spaces and you can always get a nice backdrop for the ceremony (and I wager it will be less than $3000!!)

    Also you liked the DOC more.

    So I’d vote for option one. 

    Post # 3
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    4687 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    It might be that the extra $3000 is worth it to you. In which case go for the barn. There is no denying it is lovely.

    Post # 4
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    1390 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2020

    The barn is amazing, but I think I would rather take the extra money and invest in in travelling – either for honeymoon or another vacation. Flexibility is also nice to have with a vendor – it typically ends up saving you even more money.

    Post # 6
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    57 posts
    Worker bee

    the barn/option 2 is absolutely hands down more beautiful. theres no struggle there. I do hate giving advice that amounts to “spend more money” – but i guess it depends on your budget. is 3-4k a small percent of your budget and can you afford it?

    my opinion is – if you’re already dropping A LOT of money – then 3k amounts to a very small percent of budget and I would pay the little bit extra to make sure the whole day is worth it. Pictures are forever and an ugly background is the worst. By pictures alone the first option is not even in the running for me. 

    also 10 minutes is not a lot to ask guests to drive (or urber!) and I take guest comfort very seriously. 

    Post # 7
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    CloverBells :  I love them both so much! Though if I had to choose I’d go with the barn since its so beautiful! Let us know when you decide 🙂

    Post # 8
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    110 posts
    Blushing bee

    My main concern is for the comfort of guests. February wedding in a region where snow is typically a given… Id go for option 1. Your guests will be able to relax, and enjoy themselves, and not have to worry about travel. The space is still absolutely lovely, especially with all that natural light. 

    Post # 9
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    882 posts
    Busy bee

    Both are nice, but I picked option 1. The $3000 dollar price difference represents 15% of your budget. Not to mention cake costs.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee

    The barn is lovely, but I’m a firm believer that a good DOC (and having a good relationsip with your DOC) is worth its weight in gold.  I’d make the decision based on whether you prefer the nicer DOC with the flexibility of customization or the other DOC where they’ll do everything but you cannot customize.  

    Also, an extra $3-4,000 when your wedding budget is ~$20,000 is pretty significant.  

    Post # 12
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    523 posts
    Busy bee

    Quick question – it looks like there is a garden area outside of the resort where those windows are. Would it be possible to get married in the garden space? Or even open the doors?

    I agree the barn is beautiful. I think if my Fiance said he could see me getting married there, I would probably go with that location if the price isn’t that much different, as you said in your updated post. 🙂

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee

    CloverBells :  Totally makes sense! I would probably go with the barn then!

    February is weird in Virginia – some days it’s 65 and others it’s 35. One reason why I vowed I wouldn’t get married January-March or October-December lol

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