(Closed) Why is finding a venue that doesn't cost a small fortune so hard??

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
1116 posts
Bumble bee

I was in the same boat. The venue fees I first saw were 5k and up and that’s just with tables  (sometimes) I then started searching for country clubs and historic homes and I eventually found my venue that gave a significant discount to residents of that town. Also, thinking outside the box is super helpful. I looked at marinas, aquariums, zoos, museums and converted factories before I found something I loved. My second venue option was actually the new England aquarium! 

Post # 3
16 posts

What about a community hall? Or community spaces, they are usually cheap and depending on the structure and location can be really nice.

All the best. 

Post # 4
496 posts
Helper bee

Yeah, I feel you! Try digging deeper to find venues that might not have done much search engine optimization. Try some new google search terms, like “unconventiontal wedding venues in [your city name]”, or “offbeat wedding venues”, “unique wedding locations”, etc etc… you really have to mix it up for search terms because smaller or obscure venues don’t usually pay as much attention to SEO as the big companies.

Also, try looking on wedding or venue directory sites (try a few different ones, especially smaller listing sites that are locally-based that don’t charge fees for venues to place a listing). Good luck!

Post # 5
30388 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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