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HELP! I NEED VENUE IDEAS

Hi Ladies!
I am new here (first day actually!) I am planning a wedding for May, 2013.  I really need venue ideas.  We have been looking on line at a bunch of places we would like to spend 5000 - 6000 including food (hopefully)  My FI would likes to think we will have 300 ppl, ( I told him he is crazy that we weren't just inviting ppl cause you know them) It has to be special right?? so I am thinking around 200 ppl..  Any suggestions would be GREAT!

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Re: HELP! I NEED VENUE IDEAS

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_minnesota-minneapolis-st-paul_help-i-need-venue-ideas?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:81Discussion:cb28f6e4-a2e8-4f02-ab0f-d49a523dbd71Post:9ef25c54-5166-4038-bb72-5d9a25df2e34">Re: HELP! I NEED VENUE IDEAS</a>:
    [QUOTE]First of all, Congratulations!   Is there a certain area in the TC you are looking for?  Being from St. Paul, I am doing mine at 317 in Rice Park, but there are several venues in DT St. Paul that are beautiful such as The St. Paul Hotel, Landmark Center, etc.  I know the Minneapolis knotties may have those recs for you.
    Posted by Lang125[/QUOTE]

    I don't know that I ever looked into prices for these places, but I'd have a hard time believing that you could feed 200 people for $5or6K.
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    Lang, is there a reason you deleted? Or is TK randomly getting rid of stuff again?

    OP, I apologize that I don't have any recs for you. We didn't look at guest list and budget as the first criteria for picking venues.
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    My best recommendation would be to not only look at spots outside MSP, but ones that will let you bring in your own vendors-something like the Washington County Courthouse. $5-6k for feeding 200 people will be a challenge. But one of the best ways to save money is to go with a place that will let you bring in your own vendors, hence no minimums.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_minnesota-minneapolis-st-paul_help-i-need-venue-ideas?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:81Discussion:cb28f6e4-a2e8-4f02-ab0f-d49a523dbd71Post:89487e43-d963-4d96-af53-6627896f3caa">Re: HELP! I NEED VENUE IDEAS</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: HELP! I NEED VENUE IDEAS : I don't know that I ever looked into prices for these places, but I'd have a hard time believing that you could feed 200 people for $5or6K.
    Posted by tpender13[/QUOTE]

    Thanks for your info, We have a whole year to save, plus the money from our parents will help out big time.  I have never done this so I guess I don't know how much anything really costs.  We haven't sat down with a venue and went over any prices so I am totally clueless.  Thanks again!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_minnesota-minneapolis-st-paul_help-i-need-venue-ideas?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:81Discussion:cb28f6e4-a2e8-4f02-ab0f-d49a523dbd71Post:09b66d8b-43e4-4e66-a71c-471025245183">Re: HELP! I NEED VENUE IDEAS</a>:
    [QUOTE]My best recommendation would be to not only look at spots outside MSP, but ones that will let you bring in your own vendors-something like the Washington County Courthouse. $5-6k for feeding 200 people will be a challenge. But one of the best ways to save money is to go with a place that will let you bring in your own vendors, hence no minimums.
    Posted by SSaltzman87[/QUOTE]


    Thanks, I will check into that! 
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    Another place to check out that lets you bring in your own vendors is Shamrock Hall in Inver Grove Heights - Denise is great to work with and she is very open to just about anything! We are able to feed our 250 guests for quite a bit less than $5,000 through Donatelli's in White Bear Lake and Trish does a great job working with your budget. Another option with Shamrock Hall is that you can bring in all your own food so if you know someone who can cook A LOT of food for pretty inexpensive then you have that option as well. Good luck with everything!
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    check out the Mermaid in moundsview
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_minnesota-minneapolis-st-paul_help-i-need-venue-ideas?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:81Discussion:cb28f6e4-a2e8-4f02-ab0f-d49a523dbd71Post:b3ce4e63-ed81-4fe8-b20d-d16d9113abfd">Re: HELP! I NEED VENUE IDEAS</a>:
    [QUOTE]Another place to check out that lets you bring in your own vendors is Shamrock Hall in Inver Grove Heights - Denise is great to work with and she is very open to just about anything! We are able to feed our 250 guests for quite a bit less than $5,000 through Donatelli's in White Bear Lake and Trish does a great job working with your budget. Another option with Shamrock Hall is that you can bring in all your own food so if you know someone who can cook A LOT of food for pretty inexpensive then you have that option as well. Good luck with everything!
    Posted by atalafous[/QUOTE]

    Thanks so much for your info!  I am from IGH and don't even know about Shamrock Hall... Thanks again!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_minnesota-minneapolis-st-paul_help-i-need-venue-ideas?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:81Discussion:cb28f6e4-a2e8-4f02-ab0f-d49a523dbd71Post:a2ef3634-6767-48cc-beff-2062061a9ff7">Re: HELP! I NEED VENUE IDEAS</a>:
    [QUOTE]check out the Mermaid in moundsview
    Posted by jentaberson[/QUOTE]


    Thanks!  I actually was looking at that yesterday on line.. I left a msg for them to get back to me so we can go and look!
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    My bestfriends wedding will be at the mermaid next year. so far we are pleased with everything... and excited!
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