(Closed) Venue Question – pleeease help!

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Are they huge trees? Are they live trees or fake ones? That makes a big difference for how difficult it’ll be for the venue to remove them. Gosh, if they’re >8 ft tall and live trees then it’ll be a mess for them to move them out, they will have a lot of vacuuming to do lol.

But I think you are totally right, you should be able to request that the Christmas trees be moved!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Hi there!

I am having a december wedding at a golf lodge and they do the same.. they decorate for the winter holidays. This was one of my main concerns in regards to booking a venue. I asked them the first day I met with them about these trees. They do traditionally set up x-mas trees in the dining room but have no problem removing them for the wedding. They also set them up in the entrance area. That is fine by me but they have given me the option to remove them for the wedding.

 

It’s your wedding and I’m sure you’re paying a pretty penny. You can certainly ask them to take it down and I’m fairly certain they won’t give you a hard time about it.

If they say no, offer to maybe have someone you know take them down or ask if they could take it down for a small fee.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it depends. Two of the venues we looked out has art exhibits on the walls that rotate throughout the year (meaning we won’t know what art will be there when it’s actually the time of booking vs the tour). One was totally willing to take them down and one would not let us take them down. For sure, a lot of the redecorating, so to speak, incurred extra fees (hundreds of dollars, in my case). If you can’t move them, can you drape around them?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@canadianplum:  Ok, well if they are only 5 ft tall that helps!!! That’s not TOO hard to move. Is there a catering kitchen, or a closet that you could move them into? (The reception hall at our venue has a pretty big “catering kitchen,” but our caterers are actually preparing the food off-site, so I think in theory that at least part of the kitchen could be used as storage space.)

If you’re paying a lot, then be more firm! I know it’s hard, I am one of those people who tries to please everyone, but if it bothers you a lot then you are going to have to put your foot down.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@canadianplum:  Tbh I dont think it would be too much to ask the venue to move them… i mean you are paying them!

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