Your wedding venue has a secret. It is a secret that they won’t tell you unless you ask before you book your event and it could save you hundreds of dollars.
It isn’t that your wedding venue is trying to overcharge you, that isn’t it at all. It is just good business to quote the space for the date you tell them that you want. However, you should really ask this one question before setting your wedding reception date in stone:
“Do you offer discounts for any other dates?”
The not so surprising thing about weddings is that typically every couple wants a Saturday wedding. There are only 52 Saturdays in a year. And if you have your heart set on a June wedding like most brides, you’re competing with a lot of weddings to get one of 4 or 5 Saturdays. That is an expensive dream!
Meanwhile, for all the other days of the week the venue is starving for bookings. So, it makes sense that they’ll offer hefty discounts to the couples that will move their wedding reception to a day or evening during the week. You can save hundreds of dollars by taking advantage of the venue’s slow time.
Of course, you’ll want to avoid Valentine’s Day, any 3-day holiday weekend, big holidays such as Christmas, New Year’s Eve and pretty much any weekend in June. By being willing to change your date to a less popular one, you can have a spectacular wedding venue at discount prices. You’ll still have your dream wedding, it’ll just be on a less attractive date.
Another option is to have your wedding ceremony on a beautiful June Saturday at the church and book the reception at a wedding venue on another day. Contact our staff at Villa Ragusa to find out discounted dates are available for your gorgeous wedding.