We fell in love with a venue, so naturally we asked them to send us a contract. Our wedding is a year and a half out and this is a family owned venue. During our walk through I said that we anticipating about 100 guests.
When I first reached out she said the rental fee is $6900, when we got the contract, it read $6800 (I wasn't going to say anything) but the contract specified that we would have a max of 100 guests (the max capacity for the venue is 200). When I asked if I could increase our estimated count as a buffer she said that would bump my rent price to 7000.
This particular venue does not include tables or chairs or anything that should apply to our final headcount. Is this normal for venues to charge based on number of guests?