(Closed) When Did you Choose your Reception Venue?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It was third one we looked at in person.  But in the area I’m from, it’s very easy to pare down the list off the bat due to location, cost, and capacity.  So essentially we “looked” at about 15 places, but 3-5 met our criteria.  Looked at ours and we were sold.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Well… we’re not engaged yet… but we’ve looked at one. And, well, we have a date on hold. So… we looked at one. And I will never, ever regret that. It’s everything we could have asked for and more.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@LovestheBear – I see you’re in CT. Yay CT brides! What area/venues are you looking at, if you don’t mind me asking? I looked at three after weeding out others from internet research/pricing etc. and honestly the two I thought I would fall in love with I didn’t end up liking at all and the one I was totally MEH about ended up being the one. You absolutely have to see it in person before you can really know whether it’s the one.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

we’d made a bunch of appointments to see a bunch of places, and had looked over a lot of price lists/proposals, but our venue was the second and last one we saw! we knew it was perfect, and we wanted to nail the date down asap. i asked for a contract less than a week after we were engaged! my fi was convinced that we should sign before he even saw it (it’s a hotel, and the food is catered by their restaurant which is one of our favorites, so we’d already been there and knew we loved it even though he hadn’t seen the ballroom). it’s been about 4 months and we’ve had zero regrets

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh LOL I just realized I didn’t even answer the actual question. We booked our venue before my ring was finished 🙂 Had to lock down that summer saturday!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

also, i should add that the first one we saw i thought was my dream venue, but then it was meh and we knew #2, which was totally different, was perfect!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

EDIT: double post by accident.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Thanks for asking this question because I was dying to know this today. One of the reception venues we were hoping to get just emailed me to say that they are already booked for our date and the next Saturday after that also. I just didnt realize that venues would book this early! Plus I havent even thought about other places so now I have no clue where to start since this was the best in our price range.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

We signed on October 29, 2009. It is a very popular venue and it is as close to my dream venue as I will ever get.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I saw 4 or 5 in person.  It took about 4 weeks.  I booked about 11 months prior to date.  If you are sold, be sold!  It’s the best feeling once you have a venue…

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

I saw about 4-5 in person. The one I am going with was #2 and I was sold from there on out. I kept looking to appease my mother.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We chose our very first one….we knew it was it…why look at other places when the price is right and we got our date 10.10.10?! 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Once we decided where (location) we were having it we looked at one and put a hold on it right away. But, before we knew the location we looked at 4 different reception venues. By The Way – I used to go to school in Hartford and I know that Elizabeth Park (in Hartford – there is a rose garden there) is a good ceremony venue and The Pond House restaurant at Elizabeth Park is a VERY beautiful place for a reception!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Honestly my ceremony and reception are both in the same property and I was sold before we were even seriously putting money down. It’s just something you decided first. If it makes you happy and you like the staff and the price- go for it, just make sure you and the Fiance agree :o)

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