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The But of a venue

Alissa, on October 27, 2020 at 4:05 PM Posted in Michigan Planning 0 7
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Is anyone having issues with finding perfect venues then the places having "But...you have to do this or but you can't do this" type things? I really don't want to do a VFW reception but this is absolutely killer.

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Latest activity by Alissa, on October 28, 2020 at 2:44 PM
  • Lisa
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    We ran into that a little bit when looking at venues. I think it came down to us figuring out if we were OK with the conditions that came with the venue. What issues are you running into? What types of venues are you looking for?
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    Mostly looking for cost effective but we're look at rustic/woodsy type places. We found a couple places but 1 is not the type of place we are looking for. The other is the type of place we are looking for but they're incredibly picky. They want us to use their preferred caterers, go through them for open bar which is horribly expensive and then renting tables and chairs through them is required which would add a whole grand to their fees.


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    Some of those things can be common with venues - many (but not all) require that you use their caterer/bar, which unfortunately does usually add up in cost. I am surprised that they are requiring you to rent their tables and chairs though, I would have thought that those would come with the venue. You could try negotiating with them! Either for them to waive the rental fees, or a lower per person cost for open bar, etc. Is there a general area in Michigan you're looking for a venue at? I might have other suggestions depending on the area.
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    Well we live in St Johns, and could go up to 45 minutes in any direction for a venue. We've found a couple places and I've sent a whole bunch of messages to get quotes.


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    I definitely found this as well! I think it's tough because your wedding venue is the first thing you book and it's a large part of your budget, so you really want something perfect! In my venue search every place (and even the different rooms at the same property) had their pros and cons and was something we had to weigh out!

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    Yeah that's pretty much what we're doing right now. We're looking at 2 places in the next week of so. Country Creek reception
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    And Michigan wildlife conservacy. As well as hopefully sometime during the week looking at dewitt Banquet center.
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