Dallas comes with many budget-friendly dining options which are sure to win you over. The important thing to remember is that although inexpensive, these venues are not low quality. So cast away your fears of not having a location fit enough for your Big Day – here at Tagvenue we make sure to look for only the best spots in town! Usually, the venue cost is one of the bigger worries in the wedding budget, so it’s rather obvious that you’ll be looking to avoid the highest fee. We’ve made a list of some money saving tips and tricks, so make sure to stick around and note a couple of ideas for your venue renting process.
How to book wedding venues affordably
There are many tricks which you can use, so let’s go over the ones that we’ve found are the most important.
- There’s no exact rule here, but check if the wedding venue location is not making the venue more expensive. On our website you can find event spaces which are cheap both in town, as well as on the outskirts. However, the low prices don’t have to equal high capacity. If you’re looking to book something for a larger number of guests then it’s likely that you’ll find a better price by looking away from the city center. Of course, be careful when choosing the location for your wedding anyway, since sometimes it’s better to rent closer to the center than far away from it. We suggest checking in with your spouse or parents about the wedding priorities before you make any decision.
- Is dry hire or a BYOB option something you’d like to consider? Using one or both of these options will give you the freedom to make your wedding as DIY as you wish. When it comes to BYOB, you may be able to bring not only your own alcohol, but food as well. This option can significantly reduce the price of the venue, and also give you the freedom to pick a venue you love, and food which you know is going to be perfect for this special occasion. The only thing to be aware of here is any corkage fees which the manager might ask for. And while we’re on the topic of food, perhaps we might interest you in a buffet service instead of set dishes for everyone? A buffet option is usually more budget-friendly, and also produces less waste, since everyone eats exactly how much they want. It’s a great option for picky eaters as well. As for dry hire – who wouldn’t want to prepare the interior in a way they’ve always dreamed of? If you found a big wedding space which allowed you to decorate yourself, it could not only be a cheaper option, but a more personal one as well. What’s not to love? And on the other hand, you can also look into venue options which don’t need a lot of changes in the interior. If you love the place exactly as it is, you won’t be spending extra money for additional decorations. It looks like there’s an affordable way out with both options!
- Is minimizing your guest list on the table? If so then cut away, as harsh as that sounds. Although a wedding with hundreds of guests does sound very celebrity-like, maybe a more intimate option will be something you’ll cherish more down the line? The more people you invite, the less time you’ll have to spend with every one of them. Gather your closest circle of family and friends, and celebrate this party together. It also gives you the opportunity to get to know the new family you’re getting yourself into.
- Time your wedding to be off-season, and preferably off-weekend too. The most in-demand days are also the ones which are most expensive. And thankfully Dallas is still beautiful and warm even in the winter, so we’re guessing getting married in the snow is most likely off the table. If you’re feeling extra brave, you can even negotiate the price with the host during this time. After all, the manager of the restaurant will surely want a cheaper wedding to take place, rather than no wedding at all. And when it comes to celebrating your special day during the week – make sure you’ve sorted that out with your guests, and well in advance too. Weekends are what most people prefer, so although less expensive, don’t have your guests bending over backwards for days off at work.
Have you figured out yet which of these options will suit your wedding best? We hope that our tips and tricks will make your venue renting process that little bit easier. We also prepared some venue suggestions, so make sure to take a look at those as well. Check out some more questions and answers below!
Affordable Wedding Venues in Dallas FAQ
What are some affordable wedding venue suggestions in Dallas?
Care for a beautiful private wedding space? Then check out the Entire Venue at Bluebird Cottage Wedding Venue & Event Center. This beautiful event space fits up to 200 people when sitting, and starts with a very low rental fee of $600 per day. Head to the Roland to check out this cool, family space! And if you want to opt for something more creative and unexpected, then we suggest renting the Entire Venue at Krimson Park. Expect to pay a fee of $200 per hour. (Based on data from Tagvenue.)
How much does it cost to rent an inexpensive wedding venue in Dallas?
A rental fee per session will start at even as low as $390. There are also many options which come in at under the $1000 point. And if you plan to rent a venue for only a couple of hours, then make sure to filter out locations which are paid by the hour – you might find some which are even less expensive! (Based on data from Tagvenue.)
Which neighborhoods in Dallas offer less expensive wedding venue options?
Right in the center of Dallas, you have the option to book a fine restaurant that’s very budget-friendly. Check out the Main Street District if you want to be right in the middle of town. If areas more on the edge, or out of the city entirely are of interest to you, then we recommend looking near Garland and Addison.
How far in advance should I book a wedding venue?
You should book your wedding venue around a year in advance. It’s best to book as early as you can as this may also reduce the cost of the rental fee. Other than that, remember that venues for weddings tend to be overbooked, so the earlier you get in the game, the better for you! (Plus you’ll have lots of time to get all the wedding details down to a dot)