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How Much Does a Wedding Venue Cost?

If you are planning your wedding you will most likely need a venue for your reception. If so, you may ask how much renting a venue will cost as they can usually put a large dent in a wedding budget. Continue reading to find out how much your wedding venue could cost you.

Most venues have their own pricing, and it all depends on the specific location you are looking for. Studies have shown that an average wedding venue pricing in the United States would cost around $6,000. But because there are so many options to choose from it could cost between $3,000 and $11,000.

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Wedding Venue Cost FAQs

When to book a wedding venue?

A popular wedding venue will sometimes be booked out years in advance. Because of this, you will want to start researching for reception sites as soon as you can before or after the engagement.

When are wedding venues cheapest?

January, March, April, and November are the months that are not common for getting married in, making them the cheapest months to get married in.

What does a wedding venue provide?

A few things that a general wedding venue provides is a large open space for guests, tables and chairs (you may have to rent your own or pay extra to rent theirs), and overhead speakers and equipment for music and projectors.

Continue reading to find out more information about renting a wedding venue for your wedding reception.

When to Book a Wedding Venue?

For most weddings, you will want to book your wedding venue a year to 9 months before your wedding. Although it may not be necessary for the venue you want, it is better to be safe than sorry.

A popular wedding venue will sometimes be booked out years in advance. Because of this, you will want to start researching for reception sites as soon as you can before or after the engagement.

If you want a simple venue you do not have to book so far out. If you just want a space with tables and chairs you most likely can rent it easier. If you are looking for a large space, tables, and chairs, a kitchen, projector screens, etc, you will need to book as soon as you can.

When Are Wedding Venues Cheapest?

There are a few months out of the year that people don't tend to get married in. These months cause the prices at venues to decrease to where they are much more affordable. January, March, April, and November are the months that are not common for getting married in, making them the cheapest months to get married in.

The remainder of these months are full of weddings. December and February are some of the most popular months to get married right now because of the increasing popularity of Christmas and Valentines Day weddings.

Saturday is the most common wedding day of the week because most people don't have to go to work on that day of the week. If you want cheaper rates then having your wedding on a Monday or Tuesday is a great option. Although Sunday is a weekend day you should still consider having your wedding that day. The possibility of having a cheaper rate on Sunday is a pretty good chance and if your having a small wedding then it should still work.

What Does a Wedding Venue Provide?

A few things that a general wedding venue provides is a large open space for guests, tables and chairs (you may have to rent your own or pay extra to rent theirs), and overhead speakers and equipment for music and projectors.

Some venues will provide a kitchen area to prepare the food for your guests if you are making your own. They sometimes will also provide paper products like plates, tablecloths, napkins, cups, knives, forks, spoons, etc.

Most venues have bathrooms and closets for the guests. They also sometimes have changing rooms for the bride and groom so that they could have their ceremony at the venue as well. You could also use the changing rooms if you or anyone in your wedding party has a different outfit for the reception.

Share your best wedding venue tips and experiences in the comments!

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Hi, I’m Kristin. While I haven’t found my Prince Charming yet, I’ve been dreaming of getting married for a long long time. I started this site as a place to record all the things I’ve found and researched in preparation for my own wedding someday. I can’t wait to share it all with you!

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