I have been avoiding writing this blog just a little bit, because our last venue hunt left me rather deflated. I know I have said this before and I am sure I just saw like a "give up" kind of person, which I think is the opposite of what I am, but this whole venue hunt leaves me feeling unsatisfied. I know I have seen all of the possible venues on the Internet and I am just getting scared my ideal one isn't out there…..
Deckhouse was the latest venue we saw on Saturday morning right before we went to A's cousins wedding (will blog soon). It is in Woolwich in Sydney and is absolutely stunning, I love the water views, the warehouse feel, the exclusive use of the venue and how all the glass doors open up on to the deck.
BUUT and of course there is a BUUUTTT… as we left, me smiling and contemplating our big day there, A bought me back to reality with the talk of $$$$. I think we have a pretty lenient budget and if push comes to shove I know we are the type who will stretch it for things we really want, buuutt A doesn't like the idea of paying for ridiculous things and after a while I got his point.
Deckhouse's standard package for a 5hour, 3 course event is $145 per person, which includes your food and beverages and not much more to be honest.
You must pay extra for:
- Your dance floor- small $500, large $1500
- Chair covers
- Plus your MC, DJ, Decorations, Cake etc.
Is it reasonable to expect that dance floor hire is included in a wedding venue or are we simply too new to this???
Has anyone added up the saving or price differences when some of this stuff is included and when it is completely not?
I know most packages won't cover everything, but I guess I would like a dance floor, canapes and chair covers to start with?? Are these diva demands? :S
I don't want to rule this place out yet as it is BEAUTIFUL but I can't ignore this either..