Post # 1
We aren’t on a restricted budget BUT I do nottt want to spend 15-18k on a venue (all the venues I love, are super expensive in my opinion). I found a GREAT venue that has outdoor and inside space…it’s prettyyyy much all inclusive. This is what I would get for around $8,800:
-Grand Ballroom (5.5 hr event time + 2.5hr setup)
-Cocktail /Game Room
-Outdoor Patio & Gazebo Area Spacious Bridal Suite
-Banquet Chairs and Round Banquet Tables Fitted Chair Cover with Sash (color of -choice) Table Cover with Overlay (color of choice)
-Skirted Head, Cake, Gift, and Registration Table
-Two Skirted Buffet Tables and One Bar Table
-Custom Extravagant Centerpieces
-20’x35’ Luxury Dance Floor
-Ceiling Drapery Décor
-China, Glassware, and Flatware Gold or Silver Chargers
-Linen Napkins (standard selection) Black Tie Bussing Staff
-Full Setup and Cleanup Service
-Dinner Buffet with:
-Entrée (choice of 1) Starch Side Dish (choice of 1)
Vegetable Side Dish (choice of 1) Salad (choice of 1)
Rolls and Croissants / Tortilla
-All Night Ice Tea, Fruit Punch, or Lemonade Service
(Package Pricing Varies For Menu Option B)
-Custom Butter Cream Cake or Dessert
-DJ – 5.5hrs of Music
-Photography Package 1
5 hours of Coverage
High Resolution Files on CD
I have a different photographer so they told me they would edit the price of the package because honestly I saw the photos and I was notttttttttttt impressed at all lol. So I got really lucky and am using someone else 🙂 BUT…for all of that…I’m thinking that’s an awesome price! They have other things I can add as well, like uplighting, monogrammed lighting, chocolate fountains, fruit trees, ETC. What do you guys think? I just want to get a feel for what other people have included in their venue rental because I see ladies saying they paid 1500 or 2500 for their venue and my jaw is dropped to the floor! I just wonder what’s included. Thanks for your input girls 😀
Post # 4
@MissTX: Awesome deal! You’d pay at least twice as much for all of that in the DC area.
Post # 5
@MissTX: Thats sounds pretty good!! How much would bar be extra (if you are getting one)? And if you dont mind me asking, where is this venue and are you in texas? I’m curious because we are still looking for a venue 🙂
Post # 6
It sounds amazing because everything is included! A lot of times when people say they are paying for the venue they are just talking about the space.
Post # 7
As long as you are happy with their centerpieces, DJ, etc then yea! it’s an amazing deal!
Post # 8
I mean, I thought so based off of venues in the area and what they are offering vs what these guys are offering.
@misschickpea: I’ll tell you where it is ONLY because I notice your date is in November and mine is in May…hahah…but it’s in Houston, called Demers Banquet Hall. It’s not the “DREAM” venue I have in mind if I say, didn’t have a budget. But the fact is a do have a budget and I think bang for your buck is important…right? I live in SA though and Austin is right around the corner, I hear Austin has some amaaaazing venues!!
Post # 9
Sounds like a pretty awesome deal to me. 🙂
Post # 10
Thats amazing!!!!!!! Just my venue, food (5 courses, sit down, apps and midnight stations) and premium alcohol cost $48K for 250 ppl. NOTHING else included. Im not a fan of buffets tho so that I expected to pay more for (5 courses served).
Post # 11
That’s amazing!! How many guests are you having? You are so lucky not to be having a New York wedding…a wedding in NYC is about $200+ per guest, I’m getting married in Long Island which is slightly less but still pricey…and I have about 400 guests…ugh…
Post # 12
@Diana R.: Im in Toronto, Ontario and its the same here. EVERYTHING is insanely expensive. Just my photographer is $7K!
Post # 13
@justmoi22: Me too!!! Haha. Sometimes I feel like this one day is such a huge waste of money..(don’t tell my parents or FIL’s I said that haha)
Post # 14
i must say…this venue sounds great! post pics!
Post # 15
@Diana R.: Me too! Did you get yor dress at Kleinfelds? I wanted to go but my mom was too sick
Post # 16
@justmoi22: No I got it at Pronovias. Kleinfeld’s seemed way too pricey and I didn’t want to tempt myself since everything else in my wedding was so expensive haha. But everytime I watch Say Yes to the Dress, it makes me want to go there…