(Closed) Thinking outside of the “venue” box

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

One of my friends had their wedding reception at the lake, understand one of the shelter-areas with picnic tables. They moved all the picnic tables to outside the shelter, and inside the shelter was the dance floor. It was fun! Only downfall is you hope it doesn’t rain!

Post # 4
1726 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Try asking a wedding coordinator in your area if they know of any vacation rental houses that allow weddings. If you try to search them all out yourself on VRBO or HomeAway it will take FOR-EV-ERRRR (<< speaking from experience) because owners/managers usually won’t specify whether or not they do weddings on their property’s page, and so you have to contact and get a hold of every single one, ask if they do, and wait for a response. Awful.

But this can be a much less expensive way to have a venue without having a “venue” per se. I found a house that some of our guests from the mainland will likely stay in that offers weddings for only a $150 event fee! There are some great ones out there. Ask around and good luck!

Post # 5
9 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had my wedding in Sandbridge beach this past May at one of siebert realty’s event houses.  Here is one house that could work for your budget as a 3 day rental if you are able to push your date until 9/15 or later next year.  It worked great for us, and as a bonus we had the entire bridal party stay in the house with us. 



Post # 6
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013 - Home

You can try VFW halls or the Knights of Columbus. They sometimes have really cute little places to get married in. Also, aren’t you near the ocean? Are there any parks nearby?

Post # 7
636 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@cwharrison:  I don’t have any good suggestions for you. We lucked out and had a free venue.

Just wanted to say I love your avatar. Do you show Arabians?

Post # 9
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Are there any community parks or anything that you could rent? Most of the time those places have a minimal rental fee. 

Post # 11
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We’re going to have our wedding in a historical home, located inside a nature preserve. 


Think places people have events sometimes but no neccesarily weddings.

Tables and Chairs are included for us but there’s no staff so we have to set up and break down. It’s a lot of work but it was either set up some tables and chairs or cut out people that are near and dear on our guest list.

So, just to repeat, think outside the norm.

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