How to Negotiate Prices for Your Wedding Venue

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HOW TO NEGOTIATE PRICES FOR YOUR WEDDING VENUE

This is the place to find out how to negotiate prices for your wedding venue. When looking for a wedding venue, don’t be surprised to be quoted some pretty high prices. Not only will you be renting out the space, but you’ll likely be taking advantage of a number of the services the venue offers. Despite that high price, you can easily negotiate prices with not just your venue, but ALL your wedding vendors.

How to Negotiate Prices for Your Wedding Venue

DRESS FOR SUCCESS

In this case, dressing for success DOESN’T mean looking your very best. In fact, it often means dressing down. You don’t want to look like a bum, but you don’t want to look too flashy either.

Arrive in a modest vehicle, wearing simple clothing (no name brands). Carry a leather binder, which shows you mean business. Ask lots of questions to prove that you are a client they WANT to have, but make sure to emphasize things about you that indicate you’re not able to pay full price. For example: How to Negotiate Prices for Your Wedding Venue

“We’re recent graduates.”

“Only 1 of us has a job.”

“We’ve just been hit with serious medical bills.”

Even if you have lots of money to spend on the wedding, using this trick will help your venue provider be much more flexible with their prices.

DONT BLINK

When dealing with vendors, keep this in mind: The first one to talk money loses.

You want them to talk about their prices before you let them know about your budget. For example, let’s say you have $2,000 to spend on amazing venue. When you sit down with the event planner, they’ll ask you what your budget is like. You don’t want to come out and say it, but you want to turn the tables around and ask them, “Well, what packages can you offer?” Once you know what their normal prices are, you can start the negotiations and get the package you want at a lower price.

Keep your cards close to your vest when negotiating, and don’t blink! How to Negotiate Prices for Your Wedding Venue

BRING COMPETING QUOTES

Have you gotten amazing offer from another venue? Bring it with you to the negotiation, and you may find that your venue of choice is more than willing to lower their prices a bit.

You may not get them to match the competition’s offer, but they’ll often be happy to negotiate down a few of their services.

USE THE TIME TO PRESSURE

Is the wedding venue offering you a special deal if you sign the contract “right now”? Don’t let that time pressure get to you, but make sure that the venue is what you’re looking for BEFORE you sign anything. Shop around first.

If, however, you instantly know that it’s the venue for you, take advantage of that special “limited time offer”. See if you can’t get them to raise the discount if you sign now, and book that venue.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

WHY IS RED SCOOTER MELBOURNE’S MOST POPULAR WAREHOUSE WEDDING VENUES?

It boils down to one simple thing: our mothers raised us right!

Our mums taught us to:

Be considerate of others and their things

Treat others like we want to be treated

Go the extra mile to make people happy

Thanks to these simple life lessons, Red Scooter has made it a point to go above and beyond to give each customer EXACTLY what they want.

LET RED SCOOTER MAKE YOUR WEDDING DAY THE HAPPIEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE

You focus on the ceremony, your family, your friends, and the wild wedding party, and let us handle the details! Our wedding planners will handle everything you need:

Floral arrangements and décor

Catering and bar service

Ceremony and reception seating

  Full facilities and amenities for the bridal party and guests

Our Wedding Planner will take all the stress off your shoulders, and will keep things rolling smoothly until the moment you’re ready to take off for your honeymoon.

OUR AWARD WINNING VENUE IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR EXCLUSIVE USE

LOOKING FOR MORE?

The How to Negotiate Prices for Your Wedding Venue ideas listed here are only a sample of what Red Scooter The Unique Events Venue can provide at our New York inspired warehouse venues. We can tailor any function package to suit your needs – and this is only limited by your imagination. We specialize in making every occasion a unique experience – from your guests arrival to the last dance we will help bring your dreams to life at Red Scooter.

Visit us just outside of Melbourne’s CBD, and talk with our professional event planners to see how our award-winning event planning service can help you create the wedding of your dreams! Your satisfaction is our guarantee, and we’ll take all of the stress off your plate – freeing you up to enjoy the wedding you deserve.

  Our convertible warehouse chic event space allows you to put your best event forward. With modern, customisable venues for up to 380 people. Each of our venues lends itself as a blank canvas for you to fully customise.

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Red Scooter is proud of its achievement being voted the Best Function Venue according to Restaurant and Catering Victoria. We have also been commended as The Sustainable Business Award from the Environmental Protection Agency for our responsible environmental practices. Wedding Ceremony & Reception.

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Eammon Hamilton – Director of First Impressions

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