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Victoria, on September 12, 2018 at 5:18 PM Posted in Connecticut Planning 0 9
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Hi all!! I’m super new to the planning stages of our wedding, my fiancé is active duty Army and is getting deployed next year, we won’t be having the reception until he gets back in 2020 so in theory we have plenty of time but we want a lot of the decisions to be made together before he is gone, therefore we are on a mad hunt for venues!! I know venues are expensive but I’d love to hear from brides who are on a budget, we are fortunate to have our families helping a lot but morally I don’t want to spend 20K on just the venue!! Any suggestions are welcome I’m slightly panicking over venue prices!!

Thank you!!

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Latest activity by Autumn, on August 14, 2019 at 12:32 PM
  • Rebecca
    Master October 2025
    Rebecca ·
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    Hi there, Victoria!!

    Yay for starting to plan your wedding!!! Have you checked out the WeddingWire vendor search tool? You can search for a venue in your location and request pricing on any of the search results that you like!! You can even filter it by the type/style of venue that you're looking for!

    Where area of CT are you from?! I used to live near Hartford and might have some suggestions for venues around that area (if you're open to looking around there?!) Smiley smile

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    Just Said Yes October 2020
    Victoria ·
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    Hi Rebecca,
    Thank you so much, I just started looking on wedding wire today and have had several responses already! Again all putting me slightly too high in budget still, we live in Bristol so are looking anywhere around here, trying to keep within 30 minutes so Hartford would work!
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    Savvy June 2019
    Jessica ·
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    Maneeleys Banquet in South Windsor is amazing. They include the food and cake and open bar and so much more in their PPP! Its reasonable too, under $100 pp
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    Just Said Yes October 2020
    Victoria ·
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    Thank you!
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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
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    Have you had much luck in finding a venue, Victoria? I don't know about Connecticut, but $20K seems like a lot for a venue. Did those numbers include anything else or just the venue?

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  • Melinda
    Super August 2018
    Melinda ·
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    I went to a wedding at Tunxis Country Club in Farmington which was nice. We looked into it prior to choosing to elope and it seemed affordable.
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  • Darcy
    Dedicated May 2018
    Darcy ·
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    Have you checked out Wood Acres Farm in Terryville? Beautiful country setting and amazing venue. They are very personable and help with any questions you have. Best of luck looking 🎉
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    Dedicated June 2019
    Christine ·
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    We are getting married at The Waterview in Monroe beautiful place and it’s less than $80 pp.
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  • Autumn
    Savvy December 2021
    Autumn ·
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    I'm using Woodwinds in Branford. 79 pp with wedding cake included (you get to choose from a handful of bakeries), all we really have to find is photographer and djs!

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