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Can't decide between two venues

Anita, on August 16, 2022 at 6:15 PM Posted in Planning 1 12
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Hi all, we’re torn between two venues and can’t seem to make a decision. Both offer all inclusive packages which I like and are very similar (ceremony outside and reception in the ballroom). Both venues are very responsive and easy to communicate with. Any opinions would be appreciated!


Venue A)Closer to where we would be living at the time of the wedding, a little bit more expensive, historical venue
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Venue B)Further from us and requires traveling (flights+ hotels), venue is less expensive and with traveling costs it would still be a little less expensive but not a huge difference
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I’d appreciate any opinions to help us make a decision.
Thank you!

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Latest activity by Leslie, on August 19, 2022 at 3:20 AM
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    Dedicated September 2022
    Megan ·
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    Aesthetically, I really like B personally. Both are beautiful, but this one just appeals to me more. Are you going to have a wedding planner or coordinator? I only ask because if you go with the location where it's further away it's nice to have. If you're going to bring a lot of things for the wedding I would maybe go with the closer location. I would also ask some of your guests you really want to be there to see if this will make it or break it for some of them. Hopefully answering these questions will help you make a decision.

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    Beginner May 2023
    Anita ·
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    Thank you for your input! Yes, both venues provide their own wedding coordinator . Almost all of our guests are out of town and most of them don’t care which location and are happy to travel to either, so that makes it even harder to decide 😂 🤔
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    I can see why this is a hard decision both venues are beautiful. I d look over the offerings and menus of both and if they are truly equal to you I'd choose the slightly cheaper one (personally I love the look of that one's reception space slightly more but both are really lovely) . Good luck and happy planning!

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  • Erin
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    Erin ·
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    That second one really wowed me, but I think you won’t go wrong choosing either one! 😊
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    Beginner May 2023
    Anita ·
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    Thank you all! 😊 I also like the ceremony site of the second venue more (not sure if I have the budget to do similar flowers/decor and if it will look plain without them). But the ballroom with a high ceiling is nice in the first venue too. Technically the first venue would be closer and easier to travel to some guests (not all) but the ceremony site of the second venue really appeals to me. So hard to decide 🤯
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  • Michelle
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    Michelle ·
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    Both are beautiful. If location is the only difference between them, go for the closer one to cut out travel on your part.
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    Rosebud ·
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    If you prefer the ceremony space on 2 and it s cheaper even with the travel costs I d go with venue 2. You found 2 really lovely venues though, happy planning!

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  • Bailey
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    Bailey ·
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    I agree that 2 has the best ceremony, but the ballroom on 1 is gorgeous! I would choose the one with the ceremony space you like more, personally. Not many people are going to pay attention to the ceilings, lights, flooring at the reception, nor will there be many pictures of those differences!

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  • Traci
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    Traci ·
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    They are both beautiful they really are. It's hard for me to choose. I think......I'll go with B. For me I guess it comes down to what is most convenient for guest. Travel, space, amenities activities etc. Personally I don't think you could go wrong with any of em. Good luck,can't wait to see your photos of the the the go with. 💜
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  • Paige
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    Paige ·
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    I think the second one is my preference! It looks like a lot of the decoration at the ceremony space is part of the venue itself (the trees, columns, etc.), so you wouldn't need to go crazy on decorations for the ceremony (making it even more affordable!). The first one looks like it would need more draping, florals, etc. (which would therefore make it more expensive). Wedding costs add up, so if you can save some money, DO IT! lol

    Another thing to consider, if you had to move your ceremony inside, which venue would you prefer? It's super important to have a contingency plan for outdoor weddings incase of bad weather. Even if moving the ceremony inside isn't your first choice, it's a better one than having guests sit in the rain.

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  • Sara
    Devoted September 2022
    Sara ·
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    Both are beautiful.

    If you are still torn, I would go with whatever one is more convenient for YOU! I have an all-inclusive venue too, but there is still stuff that you have to do. And, if it is not convenient for you to get the venue/meet with people... it is just a hassle. So, if there is one that is significantly closer to where you will be living, I'd vote that one.

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  • Leslie
    Devoted December 2022
    Leslie ·
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    Looks wise the ceremony on B looks better and reception looks better in A. I would still go for B because the ceremony to me is what really matters on what looks best because that’s where the marrying takes place and honestly those are the pics you will be hanging on your walls forever😅
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