(Closed) Which one of these inexpensive halls? (significant quality and price difference)

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Go for the first one! If you want to do a full dinner, you won’t get a better price than that.  Unless you are thinking about doing just cake and punch or something, then I agree with your Fiance and family are right- the second one would end up being just as much money and far more stress.  And with all the venue stress you’ve had so far, I think it would be nice to have someone else take care of the details at this point 🙂

Congrats on such a great find, it sounds amazing!

Post # 4
474 posts
Helper bee

I agree with the pp. Go with the first one. You do not need that stress on the days leading up to your wedding. I bet you can find a cake from an outside vendor (like a costco/ sam’s club/ publix) as well. I think there was a bee who posted that she worked with publix to do a custom cake. Good luck! Can’t wait to hear how it all goes.

Post # 5
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Sounds like you made the right decision. You have to weigh in what is the top priority for you. For you, it might be ease and peace of mind. And for other people, it’s a matter of budget first right now. We went with a cheaper place that was “nice enough” for our huge guest list. We wanted to have our family and friends celebrate with us and feed them all. We didn’t want to go super budget, but we knew we couldn’t go fancy. Middle of the road was best for us, even though there were cheaper options.

Post # 6
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It sounds like you made a good choice. The ease of the first place (and the fact that you loved it) are worth any money you might have saved on the second place (and, really, once you add everything in it was likely to be as much or more anyway). Sometimes less stress is totally worth it.

What does k of C mean?

Post # 7
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’d say you made the right choice. For what your getting at the Knights of Columbus place, your saving a lot of time, stress, and money that you would have to at the legion hall.

Good choice!

Post # 8
348 posts
Helper bee

It sounds like the only way you’d save money at the American Legion is if you didn’t do a full dinner/open bar.  If you are committed to doing those, it does seem VERY likely that you would spend at least as much money on caterers and liquor and rentals and decorations as the price difference between the two.  It seems like even if you count paying for cake for everyone and the extra hour rental, you’re looking at about a $35 pp price difference.  I doubt you can find someone to do dinner, open bar, and rentals for substantially less than that.  So you would be paying the same amount, but it would be more stressful. 

You could probably save money if you were ok doing a desert/limited-bar reception, but it doesn’t sound like that’s really what you want.

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