Is it possible to find good value when renting wedding venues?
Truthfully, that is a hard question to answer, and that is about as honest an answer as you will ever receive in an article written by a wedding venue employee. There are some people who are having a tough time in this economy, and for them the only really good value is a free wedding venue.
And yes, those do exist!
But this article is about finding good value in wedding venues you pay for, and that is a tougher process, one which we will outline in this article. We are Tarrant Events Center, offering good value in our wedding venue/event center in Fort Worth. Call us at 817-996-3636 for more information and to arrange for a tour.
Now, though, let’s talk about good value in a wedding venue rental.
What is meant by good value in wedding venues?
This question is at the crux of the problem. What constitutes great value in an event space rental? Is it determined by how much is included in the rental price? Is that the determining factor in finding good value?
Or is it more an ethereal search, finding the best event room rental which best matches your vision of the perfect wedding, while at the same time spending as little as possible? Or is it some other criteria which determines value?
We simply cannot answer that question for you.
The best value in terms of money spent on wedding venues
If this is purely a matter of finding the best financial value, then our suggestion is to adopt a DIY mindset. There is a large amount of money to be saved by you taking on the task of preparing the food for the reception, you taking on the decoration tasks, and you securing entertainment for the reception afterwards. Those are things which anyone can do. You do not need a wedding planner to achieve them and, if you do them, you can literally save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.
A great money-saving tip
We have said this before, in other articles, and we will continue to say it, because this tip will save thousands of dollars. Combine the wedding and the reception at one event hall rental location. Places like our own Tarrant Events Center, which have over an acre of landscaped grounds in addition to the indoor wedding venue, and which rent for a full day, 8:00 a.m. to closing, offer a great value in that both events can be held at the same place. For $2500 you can rent a wedding venue and a reception venue, instead of paying $2500 for one, and $2500 for the other.
A final tip to avoid pricing confusion
Tarrant Events Center proudly offers all-inclusive pricing, which means there are no hidden costs or last-minute surcharges. Make sure you insist upon this when you sign a rental contract.
The final conclusion to this confusing dilemma regarding good value on wedding venues
Value is a nebulous topic. What is good value for one will not be for another, and value can be defined in many ways. Our suggestion is this: set a budget, make a list of things you absolutely must have for the wedding, and then shop around. Go see as many venues as possible, armed with your wish list and your budget figure. And then choose the wedding venue which provides the best value, for the dollar, for you.
Call us if we can be of any help to you in answering questions, and if you live in the Fort Worth area, call us to arrange for a tour of our wedding venue.