Recent studies reference couples on average spend between $12,000 and $14,000. While the individual costs depend on location and the type of venue, expect to pay close to 50% of your total wedding budget on the venue.
An event center, private club, or banquet hall attribute to at least half of the popular choices couples make for their wedding. Those are also the top three wedding venue types with the highest cost ceiling; ranging as high as $23,000 or more.
Most farm or barn wedding venues cost between $5,989 and $12,341 according to Value Penguin’s research.
Some of the factors that you’ll want to consider specifically for barn weddings are add-ons like security, reception chairs, tables, an on-site coordinator, the ability for alcohol sales, and length of the event.
Those factors can also affect the price of your barn wedding, which can sometimes be offset by booking ahead of time, or choosing off-peak timing. Supply and demand is a reality with wedding venues.
Make Sure Your Barn Venue Has All the Features You Need, and Isn’t Stuck in the Stone Age.
The recent trend of barn wedding venues with breathtaking flowers, stunning vistas, and natural wood furniture is certainly a big draw. While it’s made the potential for a barn venue top on the list during the beginning phases of wedding planning… there are some
Essentially, just because you’re choosing a barn for your wedding and reception doesn’t mean you need to skimp.
Look for a location that has plenty of restrooms, bridal suites, groom suites, a spacious dance floor, climate control, and all of the technological advances you’d want; like available Wi-Fi, professional audio and video setup, tunable color lighting, and enough room to host your guests.
Wedding Venue Cost Calculator
There are plenty of online cost calculators out there; cost.wedding.report is a popular one.
Those tools will take travel, upfront costs, and lodging into consideration. However, a rustic barn wedding might take longer to plan that you think. There are a lot of elements the natural outdoors has that… and your wedding day isn’t a time for surprises.
Finding a venue that’s used to hosting weddings is important. They’ll already have all of the technology in place, and will be able to work with you at the early stages of your wedding planning to make sure everything goes off without a hitch.
At Esperanza Ranch we’d love to work with you as early as possible in your wedding journey. Our pricing for weddings is competitive, and in addition to peak pricing discounts,when paying in full at the time of booking.