Average cost of venue
It’s no surprise that a weekend wedding is goingto be more expensive than a weekday wedding. The season plays a significant role as well. A Saturday evening wedding is prime real estate. It’s the most popular day of the week and time frame, making it the priciest. Most venues can only accommodate one wedding per day and time frame. So for the best experience possible for the happy couple, some must-haves include a good venue. These encompass maximum venue usage time, rental items such as tables and chairs, rental space for both ceremony and reception, cleanliness, and adequate amenities. Every venue is so different. Some include everything from bridal and groom suites, ceremony and reception spaces, and a venue manager. On the flip side, some venues don’t include anything; they strictly unlock and open doors. There is a large amount of overhead that goes into running and maintaining a venue. There are property taxes, rent, utilities, internet, landscaping, maintenance, insurance premiums, administrative duties, all of which must be paid regardless of if there are six weddings in a weekend or none at all. When there are events, there are additional costs such as venue cleaning, staff to set up and tear down tables, chairs, linens, and an on-site venue manager for the duration of the wedding. Most venues require a trusted wedding planner or preferred caterers. They aren’t trying to be difficult, they are just doing their best to establish and maintain the dignity of the venue. A venue isn’t just a building, it’s an experience. The experience starts from the moment you drive into the parking lot and ends well after the last dance and grand exit.