Recently, while visiting a local venue, the sales person asked if I had a date in mind for the wedding. When I told her December she immediately said that weekends in December have a large minimum. Throughout our entire comversation and tour of the venue she kept repeating that weekends in December have a large minimum. I was waiting for her to tell me the minimun. Really, this is Baton Rouge, how much could this minimum actually be. Finally she stated the minimum was $10,000. Personally I think that's pretty reasonable.
Anyway, as she began looking through the event calendar she basically refused to look at any evenings in December. She kept "talking up" afternoon weddings. At this point, both my fiancee and I are extremely insulted at her assumption that we could not afford a weekend night in December. She later stated that the Saturday nights in December usually go to big companies that spend $20,000. Are you kidding me......I really doubt in this economy that a company is spending $20,000 on a party!
Honestly, I was insulted and believe the sales person could have handled the situation with more class. Her job was to provide me with the information and allow me to make the decison on whether or not I was prepared to spend $10,000. We both felt as if our business was not welcomed there. How unfortunate because it is truely a beautiful place for a reception. Sadly, I couldn't, in good faith,
recommend this place to anyone.
Long story short, has anyone else been made to feel inferior by a venue or am i just too sensitive?