When it comes to wedding planning, the first things couples have to do before anything else is decide on a wedding budget. Once a budget is agreed upon, the next step is to start researching wedding planners and wedding venues. This is where the wedding planning process can become complicating, challenging and at time overwhelming. Why? Because you can seriously spend hours researching wedding venues. Our previous blog, Which North Carolina Wedding Venue fits your Wedding Style, will help you get started on your search. Next, you have to figure out which venue fits within your wedding budget.
How much does it cost?
There are a few ways you can figure out what a wedding venue will cost.
This will be helpful but only for those venues that have their prices listed. Not all wedding venues list their wedding packages on their website. Many venues will have varying prizes depending on the guest count, day of the week, and month of the year. Some venues have multiple locations for ceremony and reception which can be a variable when it comes to cost. Other venues had catering costs included so those prices will look higher but could end up costing less in the long run than if a couple were to hire an outside catering company. There are many factors to consider when look at wedding venue costs online.
Attend a Wedding Show
Attending a wedding show can be very helpful in narrowing down your list of potential wedding venues. Couples have the opportunity to talked to event coordinators on the spot and have their questions answered right away which will save a lot of time. Trying to contact venues via email creates a back and forth conversation that can take days or weeks to get all of your questions answered. Also, many times wedding pros will offer discounts for booking services from a wedding show. This can be a great way to save money on your overall wedding budget.
Work with a Wedding Planner
Hiring a wedding planner is very highly recommended. They are professionals and know all the right questions to ask. They work with many different wedding venues and will often times be able to easily recommend venues based on your wedding style and budget.
North Carolina Wedding Venues
We work with wedding venues located all over the state of North Carolina. We’ve complied a list of wedding venues based on prices to make your search easier. We’ve broke the list down into three categories based on the average cost of a wedding at these venues. To make your wedding planning easier, we’ve also listed the city in which these venues can be found. See our full list of Wedding Venues here.
$5,000 and up
Pinehurst Resort – Pinehurst, North Carolina
Copper Ridge on the Neuse -New Bern, North Carolina
The Grand Marquise Ballroom – Garner, North Carolina
Weddings at Weldon Mills – Weldon, North Carolina
Islander Resort and Hotel – Emerald Isle, North Carolina
The Graham Mill – Graham, North Carolina
Merrell Estate and Gardens – Indian Beach, North Carolina
City Club Raleigh – Raleigh, North Carolina
Carolina Trace Country Club – Sanford, North Carolina
NC Museum of Life and Science – Durham, North Carolina
Rose Hill Plantation – Nashville, North Carolina
Shady Wagon Farm – New Hill, North Carolina
Solas – Raleigh, North Carolina
Harvest House – Ramseur, North Carolina
Terraces on Sir Tyler – Wilmington, North Carolina
The Laurelbrook – Raleigh, North Carolina
The Matthews House – Cary, North Carolina
Walnut Springs Farm – Goldston, North Carolina
Forest Hall at Chatham Mills – Pittsboro, North Carolina
River Ridge Golf Club – Raleigh, North Carolina
The Barn at Lloyd’ s Dairy – Hillsborough, North Carolina
Cypress Manor – Cary, North Carolina
$2,500 and Under
Rumbling Bald Resort – Lake Lure, North Carolina
River Landing – Wallace, North Carolina
Durham Parks and Recreation – Durham, North Carolina
Crystal Coast Civic Center – Morehead City, North Carolina
Sea Ranch Resort – Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Starrlight Mead – Pittsboro, North Carolina
Marbles Kids Museum – Raleigh, North Carolina