It’s almost time! The wedding bells are ringing softly in the distance. The beautiful bride in their gorgeous wedding dress approaches, as the groom secretly wipes a tear from his eye. The happiest of looks spreads across everyone’s faces, and before you know it’s time to eat and dance in one of the wedding venues, Tagvenue has prepared for you today! Have you been searching for affordable wedding venues in New York City? We have quite the selection, so make sure to check out our website for event spaces on a budget. Book one of NYC’s affordable wedding venues today!
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The Big Day is coming up, and we could not be more excited for you if we tried. We all know just how special this celebration is, after all, it is once in a lifetime! Are you planning to have a wedding extravaganza in New York City? You could not have chosen a better town for your special day - NYC is not only brimming with venue options, it is also a very attractive tourist spot. We’re going to take a wild guess that some of the guests you’re inviting are from out of town. They will not miss an opportunity to take a peek at the city, that’s for sure! So get yourself ready to check out the fantastic venues we have prepared for you, and take a look at the wedding venue renting guide and FAQ’s below.
How should you go about affordable venue renting? We have a few tips and tricks up our sleeve, and we are prepared to share them with you.
When choosing a venue, make sure to keep the theme of the wedding in mind. Some of the most popular options include a DIY, a vintage style or a traditional wedding. The theme will help you choose the venue, decor, and it will narrow down your search for event spaces. Did you know that NYC has many beautiful options for all of the wedding themes mentioned above? Once again, affordable wedding venues prove that you don’t have to break the bank in order to have the wedding of your dreams. But apart from the theme, what else should you be on the lookout for?
Decide on the location of your wedding. Which part of New York City would you like to celebrate your marriage in? We checked for you, and we’ve found affordable venues in all parts of the city. No need to worry about looking for locations which are only on the edges of the city, since you can find affordable options close to Brooklyn as well as Manhattan. So if you’re feeling like getting married in between the most popular streets of the Big Apple - go for it. And, if that’s what you’ve been searching for, then why don’t you check out The Love Shack? This stunning small venue is perfect for a micro wedding with up to 50 people standing or 25 seats available. To cut some of the wedding cost, why don’t you have the ceremony and the reception in the same location? This reduces the time it would take to get from one location to another, and definitely reduces the price.
Have you decided on the budget yet? Talk with your family and future spouse about the price limit for your wedding. They might give you some insight as to what is a good thing to splurge on, and what to save on. Another option for making the wedding venue rental more affordable is to split the cost between two families. Although it is considered traditional for the bride’s family to pay, you can always opt for going the more modern route. Remember that to make the wedding more affordable, you can try to have a BYOB option for alcohol and catering. Bringing your own food and wine will cut some costs of the venue rental. Another option to save some money is getting photography students to shoot your wedding, or a friend who could offer you a lower price. As for the first option, this is a great way to save some money, and have good photos. Ask around on photography groups on social media to find some eager photographers who offer such services.
Decide on the when. Have you considered booking off season? This is a great way to save some money, since during the peak of the wedding season, prices will skyrocket. During the colder months, it’s more likely that the venue rental prices will fall considerably! The colder months, as well as weekdays, usually come with discounts. Although the offer might sound less attractive now, think how much you’d be able to prepare for the actual day. Your friends and family will surely manage to get the day off if they ask in advance. And a winter wonderland wedding reception doesn’t sound so bad either, does it?
Think about the decor. It’s an important part of the wedding ceremony, as well as the reception. If you're up to crafting your own decorations, you can go for a blank canvas space and save some bucks this way! It’s a lovely idea to have the decorations handmade, and prepare some flower arrangements which after the ceremony can be reused at the reception. Don’t forget to use flowers which are in season, as they will make a more affordable option. You can send out handmade invitations, or opt for more eco-friendly, electronic ones.
We’ve chosen two very nice and unique options as affordable wedding venue recommendations. Check out the The Lavaux Wine Bar. This elegant, Swiss-inspired venue gives off some mysterious vibes. Head over to Greenwich Village if you want to book this unique event space. And if you want to opt for something more different, why don’t you take a look at Pekarna? The top-rated venue offers a budget-friendly minimum spend option, has both indoor and outdoor spaces, and hosts up to 150 people. Head to Upper West Side to check out this fab space!
A wedding is a big deal, and the venue should be booked quite a lot in advance. We suggest booking at least half a year before the ceremony. You want to have enough time to prepare, talk to the manager about the cuisine, decorations and even decide on the menu options if available. Make sure the amenities which you require are available at the venue, and worst case scenario - that you have enough time to cancel the booking if you decide to go for a different option.
It is traditional that the bride and groom invite their parents, godparents and close family members. Send out invites to your close friends, and don’t forget the maid of honor and best man. Most of all, remember that when it comes to your wedding, you and your future spouse are the only ones who get to decide who comes. It’s your Big Day after all!
There are some venues which will allow BYOB options for your wedding reception. Message the host if you’re unsure whether they offer external catering (check the venue descriptions for external catering options). Remember that sometimes there’s a corkage fee if you decide to bring your own alcohol to the party. There can also be cleaning fees if you decide to bring your own food. Check out the contract for any additional costs.
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