(Closed) Would you choose good food or nice venue?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Would you choose...
    Good Food and ok venue : (86 votes)
    73 %
    kinda bland food and nice venue : (32 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I would say to find the best balance you can. I think I walk away thinking about overall feel. I feel like I can’t really choose…sorry!

    Post # 4
    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    defintiely food…people are STILL talking about the food on our wedding day!

    Post # 5
    2095 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    In my personal experience…I remember good food or bad food before I remember the venue.


    Post # 6
    544 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We went with food over venue. Instead of going with the pretty $5k venue and feeding our guests chicken, veggie, potato (not that there’s anything wrong with that!), we went with a $1k venue and spent the $5k on a creative and fun menu that gives everyone options.

    Post # 7
    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Every wedding I’ve ever been to was bad food. I just take it as a given at this point.

    Post # 8
    5405 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Definitely food over venue. We went to a wedding last weeking with absolutely terrible food. Everyone was disappointed. 

    Post # 9
    530 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012 - Hacienda los Agaves

    Being honest I’d go with the venue.. around here all venues have kind of the “same” menu so I worry more about the venue.. we haven’t decided anything about food, but I do care more about the venue than the food.

    Post # 10
    1098 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I never remember the food at a wedding.

    Post # 11
    1963 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @jaykayel:  I agree with this!  Ambiance is important, but tasty food is always appreciated.  Honestly, as a guest, I am normally HONORED to be invited!  As long as you are a considerate host, I think that is all that matters.

    For me, that means having enough food and making sure, to the best of your ability, that it’s at least good (I never expect a gourmet meal and nor should anybody) with a few choices, some choice in drink (not even alcohol, but at least some variation besides water), comfy seats, and heating/ AC, OR heaters/ fans, OR something to make sure guests are comfortable (if it’s an outdoor event, some fans, cooling stations, etc.)  Also, enough bathrooms for everybody : )

    That’s my 2 cents.

    Post # 12
    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    As a guest I definitely notice and care about the food way more than the venue.

    Post # 13
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    My friend just had a wedding and the venue was this huge pretty hotel and she had over the top centerpieces and 400 guests… and the food sucked. Guess what? The venue didn’t make the wedding more enjoyable, the 400 people didn’t make the wedding more enjoyable and neither did the flowers. Unfortunately, the food didn’t make it more enjoyable either even though it should have. 

    Post # 14
    2699 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Food and venue….everyone loves to eat 🙂

    Post # 15
    5001 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Food disappears, the venue is in all the pictures and is what you will remember. I can hardly tell you what I had for dinner last night, let alone what was served at my friends’ weddings over the past few years. I can definitely describe their venues and they will forever be in their wedding albums. I would 100% choose the venue over food…

    Post # 16
    2233 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Definitely good food over the venue. The last few weddings we’ve been to the food was just plan awful. I was starving at the end of the meal because I couldn’t eat it (and I eat ANYTHING), almost had to do a run to McDonald’s but thankfully there were buns on the table to stuff my face with.

    I think your guests enjoyment should come before pretty pictures 🙂

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