(Closed) Venues under $1000? Is it possible? – North King/Snohomish/Skagit Counties

posted 8 years ago in Seattle
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Check out the Aqua Club: http://www.aquaclub.org . Its $300 and they give you the keys the night before. Nice room, though it does need some work. It would be good for a smaller wedding.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hang in there, Christalynn. Where there is a will there is a way!  It just may take some time!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

The best place when I was searching for a venue was Banquetevent.com. Another I just found that you should check out is http://www.snohomishcountyweddings.com/index.php?page_id=203

Normanna Lodge-Sons of Norway – Says it rents for 700 which includes tables and chairs.  You can bring in your own catering.

Waltz Building – Says it rents for 350 which includes 8 rounds and 10 banquet tables, 60 padded and 60 folding chairs and bring in your own caterer.

Magnolia Hall in Arlington – I don’t know how much it rents for but it has a good rental time period, awesome gold chairs, and allows outside catering.  It can’t be too much in Arlington.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Wow, that aqua club selection seems really nice. I don’t think it would need much work- the warmth of the space looks very inviting!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Hello again! You seem like a smart cookie, so you probably know this stuff already. But just in case you don’t, and there’s other brides out there needing this info – here’s what I’ve found –

http://www.parks.wa.gov/dayuseplaces/

http://www.gatheringguide.com/event_directory/rc/wa_washington/evl_event_venues.html

http://www.lincolntheatre.org/rate-sheets

http://www.eventective.com/USA/Washington/Everett/108887/The-Weyerhaeuser-Room-At-The-Everett-Station.html

http://www.weddingmapper.com/wedding_vendors/wa/everett/ceremony_venues/5?bottom_link=1

http://www.snohomishcountyweddings.com/index.php?page_id=203&search=true&listing_type_id%5B%5D=10&Submit=Search&city%5B%5D=&venue_options=&catering=

It’s been so long since I’ve had to look for a venue – I stopped looking when I found Manchester last year! I’ll message ya if I find anything else! Good luck!

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

We are getting married at the Thornewood Castle in Lakewood. Their off season is January, February, and March. We are getting married on a Thursday and limiting it to 50 people. Their ceremony/reception venue fee is a little more than what you are looking for, but once you factor in all the decorations, tables, chairs, etc, it may be less for you. They gave us quite a discount and it is already decorated, so you could save on that. They also include a lot of other items like tables, chairs, etc. Their website is http://www.thornewoodcastle.com/weddinginfo.htm

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

You may have thought of this, but churches rent out their halls or community centers sometimes to totally unaffiliated folks, and they’re pretty affordable. City Parks and Rec can be really helpful if you call them. (That’s how we found out we can have a hometown reception for family in CA for FREE at my favorite beach. They didn’t have that info online– I had to call them.) Restaurants can be good options since they have tables, linens, and of course, food, all on-site so you don’t have to work all those rentals into your budget. Maybe your favorite restaurant can help you out? Also, I’ve learned to be upfront with your budget– if a particular venue can’t give you enough of a discount to make it affordable for you, if you’re lucky and ask nicely, they might give you a lead for something in your price range.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yes, I do have a little more info on the Aqua Club 🙂 We went to see it a few months ago.

They do have rectangular tables and chairs (enough for at least 100). There is also a large parking lot, and the room has a balcony that looks over the pool (hence Aqua Club). The kitchen is quite small, so don’t expect a caterer to be able to cook there. Also, there is only one bathroom for each, and they are a bit old looking. Should be enough for 80 people though. No brides dressing room (other than the bathroom).

I liked the space, but like I said, it needs a lot of beautifying. Also, there is no staff on site during the party, so having a day of coordinator would definitely help.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Sorry, I gave you the Sunday fee, because thats what we were looking at! They might be willing to negotiate, the lady is very friendly. Keep in mind though, I think they’re a non-profit.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I just checked out the Aqua Club site. I’m nowhere near Washington, but in the latest issue of Brides magazine, there is a great article showing how to transform a space (it was a community center in the article) from just a room into something really pretty.

The clubhouse you are considering already looks great, but there may be some cool tips in the article. I know I’m planning to use some of them myself. Good luck!

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Aqua Club looks great! I am so happy I found this blog. I have been looking for a reasonable reception place for Aug 2010. We are getting married in Las Vegas in July, but want to have a reception party for all who cant come. I am trying to make it as reasonable as possible and when you say SMALL KITCHEN, what does that really mean? Does it have an oven/refrig or??? I want to make most of the food myself and looking for some place to cook, small is ok, but it needs some stuff. Thanks for your help! Anyone else out there have a review of the Aqua Club?

 

Thanks for all your help!

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