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Budget Blues

Hello Ladies, 

I am having an early case of the budget blues as I begin planning my wedding.  We are on a very tight budget and I am looking to find a nice venue for a reasonable price.  As I am looking at different venues I am amazed at what is considered a "reasonable price" for a venue but maybe I was just naive as to what it would really cost.

I have my heart set on Aldie Mansion but I'm having a difficult time figuring out what the pricing per perso would be.  Manayunk Brewery may be my second option.  Does anyone know of any other venues where I could keep it to under $50 per person? 

PLEASE HELP! 

Re: Budget Blues

  • edited October 2012
    Try 7165 Lounge (in the Mt Airy section of Philadelphia)

    http://octobergallery.com/7165-lounge/
  • I completely understand what you mean by budget blues...we are looking more towards $100-$110 a person which even seems SO hard for the area.  Our search is rather limited because of our church - but I hope I can offer you a really great suggestion. I can not tell you anything about the location or cater becuase i have not met with them/toured the venue but Its pricing is just right!
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_pennsylvania-philadelphia_budget-blues?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:105Discussion:292fd47f-9da3-42c4-91a5-8eca388347c5Post:1129768d-16e3-4efa-9c31-9c796c6b7cfe">Re: Budget Blues</a>:
    [QUOTE]I completely understand what you mean by budget blues...we are looking more towards $100-$110 a person which even seems SO hard for the area.  Our search is rather limited because of our church - but I hope I can offer you a really great suggestion. I can not tell you anything about the location or cater becuase i have not met with them/toured the venue but Its pricing is just right! <a href="http://www.ridleycreekmansion.com/" rel="nofollow">http://www.ridleycreekmansion.com/</a>
    Posted by Samantha0614[/QUOTE]

    <div>I'm actually getting married there!  The venue is the Mansion at Ridley Creek State Park.  It's $4,000 to rent it out for the entire day (10 am  - 10 pm) and you can choose from a list of about 10 caterers.  There was one we looked at that could do a Saturday dinner for $45 a person, but the prices can vary a lot.  The venue is beautiful though and you should check it out!</div>
  • http://romanceatridleycreek.blogspot.com/ has some old photos of Ridley before they redid the inside (just so you know it's been upgraded since) I don't have any new photos, we were considering it before they upped the price from 700 to 4000! Big jump in prices! If you're going w/it book to hold the price now. (I am not affiliated w/them at all but am a wedding blogger whose daughter was getting married, I was just looking for a place to store my photos because people kept asking for some and i hated digging thru my files all the time. Please  don't consider this spam.)
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