Two great venues– how do I choose?

posted 2 years ago in Venue
  • poll: How much in savings would sway you to one venue over another if overall vibe is comparable?
    $1,000 : (9 votes)
    47 %
    $1,0001-$3,000 : (4 votes)
    21 %
    $3,001-$5,000 : (5 votes)
    26 %
    $5,0001 and above : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 2
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    6358 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Id probably go for the cheaper + more inclusions. How far away from the church is it? If its renoed it still sounds pretty nice? Plus your guest experience sounds like it would be better here too. 

    Post # 3
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    1255 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2018 - The Venue, Barkisland, UK

    I’d go with the team I thought I could work with best. I’ve run events for 500+ people, and we had an absolute nightmare in the venue that felt like they didn’t want us there; the person who took the booking had left.

    Post # 5
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    6358 posts
    Bee Keeper

    If you don’t have a gap but do a cocktail hour, I dont think an uber is that bad. 

    Are all your guests local? Some might choose to stay in the hotel and drive to/from the church back to the hotel anyways. 

    Post # 6
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    148 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    I’d go with option #2, just from the way you described them it sounds like you like that one more. You said they seem more willing to work with you, and the savings will really come in handy when you get closer and the budget seems tight.

    Post # 7
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    689 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    Option 2 for sure! People can carpool or walk or grab a cheap Uber.

    Post # 8
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    836 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Is there free parking at both venues, and at the church? If so, a lot of people might drive to either venue (half mile is kinda long to walk in heels, or for older folks).

    Post # 9
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    144 posts
    Blushing bee

    Option #2 sounds more like they are willing to do what it takes to make your wedding fantastic. If you are located in a place where Uber is available, I don’t think the transportation factor is an issue. 

     

     

    Post # 10
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    1147 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2018 - Fremont, CA

    Option 2 for sure!!!

    Post # 11
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    433 posts
    Helper bee

    bear123 :  sounds like venue 2 is offering u the best deal but ur heart is set on venue 1. There are several other factors that come into play:

    1. What is ur budget

    2. How much is venue 1 and what all are included

    3. How much is venue 2 and what all are included

    4. May be I don’t know but why would u need to pay for 4 hrs for shuttle. How much will it cost for shuttle?

    5.which venue does ur fiancé prefer?

    6. Do u know if tax+ gratuity are included in the fees or not? And do u know if both quoted price for before or after so that we know we are comparing apples to apples.

    Post # 12
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    1205 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Option #2

    Post # 13
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    4840 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    bear123 :  Have you tried the food at both places?

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