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    • Neen
      CommentAuthorNeen
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Feb 23rd 2010
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    What would you say the average price for venue hire is, including catering and drinks etc?

    So far, for a Friday summer wedding my short listers are coming in around £8-£9k. Is that the going rate?
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    • Mrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      CommentAuthorMrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Feb 23rd 2010
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    How many people?

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    • Mrs fairytale
      CommentAuthorMrs fairytale
      Getting married in 4 weeks
      Posted: Feb 23rd 2010
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    i think in total our venue is costing us about £6,000 xx

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    • Lindsey Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
      CommentAuthorLindsey Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
      Got married 10 years ago
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    Ours is £1300ish....gone for that £999 package but added a few extras.
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    • Neen
      CommentAuthorNeen
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    £1300! Thats a bargain.

    Dove, we are planning on 60 day quests with an additional 30 in the evening
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    • Neen
      CommentAuthorNeen
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    Casn you barter with venues to get the price down?
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    • Mrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      CommentAuthorMrs (Dove) Pidgeon
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      Posted: Feb 23rd 2010
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    For 120 day, 180 eve, we are paying about £6500. Thats drinks (arrival, wine with meal, toast), 3 course meal, evening buffet, free room hire and some other freebies. For a Sat in August.

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    • DrunchPunk
      CommentAuthorDrunchPunk
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Feb 23rd 2010
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    I know it sounds silly, but there really is no such thing as an average. Venue prices can vary from a couple of hundred pounds - or less - (for hiring one room in a hotel) to several thousand pounds if, for example, you wanted exclusive use of a huge grand venue.

    Same with food - a 3 course sit down dinner could cost you £60-£70 per person, but I've heard of people getting if for about £5 per person, and sometimes cheaper.

    The decision rests with a) what your budget is and b) what you're prepared to spend money on, and what you're not!

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    • Beckythemadcow
      CommentAuthorBeckythemadcow
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Feb 23rd 2010
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    I'm getting all the bits seperate.

    The venue hire is £700
    Registrar is £390 :'(
    We've found caterers for about £20pp = £1600 (but might end up catering ourselves or doing something cheaper)
    buying wine for the meal for about £150
    Disco quotes are looking at around £300 for one that doesnt look too tacky
    Table Decorations/Favours £150 (candy buffet idea I LOVE IT!)
    Bar for after meal £120

    =£3410 for 80 guests in August on a Saturday
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    • Beckythemadcow
      CommentAuthorBeckythemadcow
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Feb 23rd 2010
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    Dove, you've done well! Where is that?
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    • Mrs fairytale
      CommentAuthorMrs fairytale
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      Posted: Feb 23rd 2010
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    8k-9k seams a bit much for that many guest, we are having 53 day and an additional 200 in the evening, plus fireworks, arrival drinks and canapes and the venue is all owes for the day there will be no one else there and that for about £6k

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    • Mrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      CommentAuthorMrs (Dove) Pidgeon
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    Yorkshire- land of the bargain!

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    • Rebecca
      CommentAuthorRebecca
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Feb 23rd 2010
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    Dove: we looked at a venue in yorkshire and it was lovely but a bit pricey and then we saw the £999 deal and it's in manchester!!!! lol x
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    • Beckythemadcow
      CommentAuthorBeckythemadcow
      Got married 10 years ago
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    Hahaha!! Yorkshire - land of the bargain-hunter I reckon! I need to learn from you Northerners!
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    • Possum
      CommentAuthorPossum
      Getting married in 8 months
      Posted: Feb 24th 2010
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    The ceremony room is £500, wedding breakfast room is £300, reception room free.
    Then food, bride and groom accommodation, a few drinks, etc.. is £56 per head.
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    • MrsRobo2b
      CommentAuthorMrsRobo2b
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Feb 24th 2010
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    we got a concert room for £25 (cos venue messed us about) free champers for toast. and mum and mil to be doing catering as mil used to run a pub. his grandad doind disco because he has all the stuff + karaoke and disco light. I paying £500 for balloons etc... so i guess we disnt do bad. lol. thats for 150-200 quests. x x
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    • CommentAuthorB
      Posted: Mar 25th 2010
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    I am now feeling depressed reading the costs that everyone has listed...our venue (we are just about to book!) is in N. Yorkshire and is £100 a head (excluding canapes, reception drinks and evening buffet) on a Sunday in August this year for 60 guests minimum (£6,000 plus extras = £9k without photographer, dress, cake etc etc). I can't believe it as we have haggled back and forth with them as they tried to enforce an 80-100 guest minimum....hmmm...maybe I shouldn't book it! But I can't find anything else that I love :-(
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    • sbride
      CommentAuthorsbride
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 25th 2010
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    £100 ahead? my goodness thats expensive.

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    • Daffy
      CommentAuthorDaffy
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Mar 25th 2010
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    'Bex let me know where abouts... im in north yorks and found a greart venue for £2011 x

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    • Geordie_Nikki
      CommentAuthorGeordie_Nikki
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Mar 25th 2010
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    Bloody hell that's pricey!

    We're not exactly being tight with wedding venues - first one we looked at was 5 grand all in, included luxury suite for me and hubby on the night, wedding breakfast for up to 50 people, buffet for up to 90 people on evening, reception drinks, decorations (including flowers, table centrepieces, table clothes and chair covers) discounted rooms for up to 20 guests and the place is a posh hall in Northumberland
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    • Kerrylou
      CommentAuthorKerrylou
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 25th 2010
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    9k is DOUBLE the budget for my entire wedding LOL

    Get shopping around my lovely, you can find WAAAAAY cheaper venues than that! (if that's what you're after)
    And haggle haggle haggle!!

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    • mrs pinkalice
      CommentAuthormrs pinkalice
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 26th 2010
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    thats a lot for that many people. im paying 7k for 70 day and 160 evening guests

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    • CommentAuthorMrs Daltry
      Posted: Mar 26th 2010
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    omg im so shocked reading this,it seems that the majority of locations are out to rake in the profits...our venue is our local rugby club we can literally walk to if from our home in 10 mins and we get to watch all the matches for free lol,,its costing us £100 to hire it for the day,my mum has then hired someone to go in and decorate it with ballonns on the day for £150,our caterer is serving a 3 course buffet finshing with tea/coffee and thats costing around £800 i think wev had a bargain
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    • Nicci
      CommentAuthorNicci
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 26th 2010
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    Our is at Carlisle Utd Football club and is costing £3000. That includes, the ceremony, blessing on the pitch, 3-course meal for 50 guests (including drinks), reception, buffet for 100-120 and DJ. This also includes exclusive use of all boxes and executive lounges :)
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    • shellay
      CommentAuthorshellay
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 26th 2010
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    we have to pay £350 to hire the venue, then the evening buffett as we are having a late wedding, will be £13.99 per person for the higher priced buffett, we can have upto 150 people for that, then there will be the drinks for the toast, so I think ours will be between £2000 - £3000 for the venue. :)x

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