Wedding on a Budget Pt. 1: Frugal Fabulous Cheap Wedding Venues

Wedding on a Budget Pt. 1: Frugal Fabulous Cheap Wedding Venues

Cheap Wedding Venues

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The average wedding costs around $30,000. The average wedding venue cost is around $13,000. Having second thoughts? Well you don’t have to! Just because the average cost is high does not mean that you have to be a part of the norm! There are ways to cut down on wedding costs without cheapening your special day.

As you can see the venue accounts for about one third of the wedding budget. So searching for cheap wedding venues can help you keep your costs down and lets you spend the money you saved on something else – like your honeymoon!

Cheap outdoor wedding venues are gaining popularity as opposed to the traditional ballroom venues. Also think about beach weddings or other outdoor wedding ideas. Do you know someone who owns a farm or who has a large property? Offer them compensation for “renting” it for a day. Large outdoor canopies can be rented for under a thousand dollars.

Also consider where you’re getting married. Cities on the west coast and in the northeast make up for 22 of the top 25 most expensive places to get married in the United States. This makes the south and the midwest ideal locations for cheaper weddings. Below are 3 ideas for cheap wedding venues. There are countless more. Be sure to take the time to exhaust all options if you are looking to keep your wedding costs below the national average! Remember: You want it to be special but it is only ONE day! It shouldn’t put you in financial distress.

Ideas for Cheap Wedding Venues:

1) Cheap wedding venues in Atlanta:

Be sure to check out the Roswell area. Roswell River Landing is around $900 to rent and it comes with chairs and tables for the reception and chairs for the ceremony. As the name implies, the venue is literally on the Roswell River. It can easily accommodate 100 people and comes with at full kitchen, dance floor, and fire place.

2) Wedding Venues in Salt Lake City:

Destination Wedding PackagesThe Wheeler Historic Farm Wedding Reception is a great choice. If a charming rustic wedding sounds like it could be an option for you this venue has a refurbished and remodeled barn that you can rent for around $1,250. This is a historic restoration of Henry J. Wheeler’s turn-of-the-Century dairy farm.


3) Destination Wedding Packages:

If planning a destination wedding you most likely want to enlist the help of a travel agent or agency. There are great sites like, Luxe, and Sandals. A wedding already consists of a lot of planning and a destination wedding compounds the planning exponentially. Have a professional help you to make sure all details are taken into consideration!

Want to learn more tips on saving money planning your wedding? Check out all of our tips here.


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