Are you hunting for cheap halls for rent for your upcoming wedding? Weddings are expensive, and one of the biggest expenditures is the banquet hall rentals. If you can find some really cheap halls for rent, you can really knock some zeros off the overall cost of your big event.
But how do you go about locating cheap halls for rent that are still nice enough that you aren’t embarrassed to host the biggest day of your life there? Well, ladies and gentlemen, hang on to your seats, we’ve got some great ideas for finding the best cheap halls for rent in store for you:
Seven Ideas for Landing the Best Venues on the Lowest Budget:
- Consider getting married on a Sunday.
Weddings are typically held on Saturday, but that’s not a hard and fast rule, like your marriage isn’t valid unless you dance your first dance on a Saturday. In fact, since Saturdays are the “hot day” in the wedding business, if you get married on a Sunday, you might be able to secure a venue for a fraction of the cost.
If you want your guests to be able to boogie the night away without the worry of Monday peeping over their should, consider hosting your big day on a Friday evening. The point is, avoiding Saturday weddings will save you a bunch on the venue costs.
- Consider what your priorities are.
When you imagine your dream wedding, what are the main characteristics of it? Does it have an incredible view? Is it catered with incredible food? Is there lots of room for activities? (Yes, we shamelessly threw a Stepbrothers quote in a guide to wedding planning).
When you consider what’s most important to you, you’re able to focus on those priorities instead of being swept away by the glamorous venues that “have it all” (much of which isn’t that important to you), you really save yourself a bundle, while still getting the wedding of your dreams.
- Look for nontraditional venues.
The wedding business is inflated because they know they can get away with it. If you use a venue for weddings, you’ll likely pay a surcharge. However, if you find a cool venue that isn’t typically used for weddings, you might save yourself an arm and a leg. Look into public parks, historic homes, quaint warehouses, and so on.
Bear in mind that if you use a nontraditional venue, you’ll have to arrange all of the “extras” that most event venues already offer, such as tables and chairs, linens, facilities for the caterers, and a setup for the DJ or band.
- Consider the small town feel.
If you live in a big city or plan to get married in one, you might save yourself a bundle by going to the suburbs. Or plan a destination wedding in a less traditional area. Big city venues cost easily twice as much (or more) than a comparable venue in a less populated area.
- Look for a venue that can accommodate the ceremony and reception.
When you host your wedding in one location, and then your reception in another, you pay two separate venue fees. Meanwhile, you might be able to find a single venue that can accommodate both the ceremony and reception and save yourself thousands by only having to pay one venue fee. This also makes getting to the reception from the ceremony a lot easier for the guests. It’s a win-win!
- Hold your wedding in the morning.
We know that this suggestion means the bride and the bridesmaids will have to get themselves up and the crack of dawn to get all dolled up for the affair. However, if you host your wedding in the morning, you can provide a classy brunch for far less than the cost of serving dinner to all of your guests. Not to mention, it gives you more time to spend with your guests than if you start your reception at night time.
- Ask for a better rate.
The venues you are considering aren’t going to arbitrarily lower their costs if you don’t ask. Get quotes from a few venues and then use it as leverage to negotiate a better rate with the venue you really want.
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