Clíodhna
WeddingWire Administrator January 2030

Venue - Splurge or Save?

Clíodhna, on September 17, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Posted in Planning 119

Did you pay top dollar for your dream wedding venue? Or did you choose somewhere with a unbeatable price? Are you splurging or saving on your venue? Photo from Ramble Creek in Athens, TN Next Question: Photography? Back to the Beginning: Splurge or Save?

Did you pay top dollar for your dream wedding venue? Or did you choose somewhere with a unbeatable price?

Are you splurging or saving on your venue?


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Photo from Ramble Creek in Athens, TN



Next Question: Photography?

Back to the Beginning: Splurge or Save?

119 Comments

  • Holly
    Just Said Yes September 2020
    Holly ·
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    Saving!! We are having it at his best friend’s parents’ house. He basically grew up there too and they have had a wedding there before so THEY OFFERED. It was honestly the nicest thing and I am so happy and lucky to be having my wedding in a dream location and it’s not breaking the bank.
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  • Future Mrs. A 💍
    Devoted October 2020
    Future Mrs. A 💍 ·
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    In between.
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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar February 2021
    Jasmine Online ·
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    It's a mix of both, I guess. I got my dream venue but unfortunately it doesn't come with any vendors.

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  • Mariah
    Beginner September 2020
    Mariah ·
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    I'd like to think save! Our venue (for 150 people) is going to be about $8,500 and that includes middle shelf liquor, photographer, wedding cake, DJ, and food! It's a super pretty venue. That price is with white chair covers and uplighting included!

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  • M
    Just Said Yes January 2020
    Mary ·
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    Hello how can I use your vendor, and how much is it
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  • Anita
    Dedicated December 2019
    Anita ·
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    I love my venue...it's a Splurge

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  • Chinda
    Dedicated December 2020
    Chinda ·
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    Splurged. Almost 10k on a venue alone ... 😣
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  • Lauren
    Rockstar February 2020
    Lauren ·
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    Save! We LOVE our venue, but it wasn't our first choice. It's beautiful, though!

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  • L. Madhak
    Expert October 2020
    L. Madhak ·
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    Save! - my fiance works at a hotel, so we got their meeting space for free to hold our reception. Our wedding is at an outdoor park, and only spending $200 for 4 hrs.
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  • Emily
    Super April 2020
    Emily ·
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    It feels like we splurged on a venue but it's all-inclusive so we end up saving a little bit in the end.

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  • S
    Devoted October 2019
    Summer ·
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    We have our dream wedding venue, and didn't pay a dime for it 😁 (his parents house by his favorite tree, which was the only thing he asked for in the whole wedding)
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  • Lisa Marie
    Devoted October 2020
    Lisa Marie ·
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    We ended up with the venue we both wanted but are saving $4k-$5k by having an early ceremony and reception.

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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    We splurged a bit for ours because we wanted to be on the beach so we found a nice hotel where we could do the reception after the beach wedding.
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  • Clíodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
    Clíodhna ·
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    That's super helpful! It must have saved you a ton of time searching for each vendor!

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  • Clíodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
    Clíodhna ·
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    That's amazing Smiley smile

    WIll the ceremony be there also?

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  • Clíodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
    Clíodhna ·
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    An apple orchard sounds like an amazing backdrop for a wedding! Do you have any photos? I'd love to see!

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  • Ashley
    Devoted August 2020
    Ashley ·
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    In my eyes we saved on our venue. We are having both our ceremony and reception at this venue. It is a brand new barn and this year is the first they've had weddings. Barn weddings are pretty popular where I live and the other venue we were considering is twice the cost for the same thing. When we found this place we jumped on it. It's the only place we looked at but I love it so much so we went for it.

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  • Mary
    Expert July 2019
    Mary ·
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    Splurge! Our venue (fees and in-house food and beverage minimum) was almost $20k higher than our second choice option. We were hesitant, but our families liked our final venue much better and financially helped out overall. ☺️
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  • Futuremrsv
    Super October 2020
    Futuremrsv Online ·
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    Save. The venue we chose had everything included and it was an unbeatable price
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  • Fenja
    Rockstar June 2020
    Fenja ·
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    Splurge. It is a beautiful venue. The first one we visited!
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