- On November 15, 2021
Your wedding day is one of the most important and memorable days of your life. With planning your perfect wedding, can come a whole list of expenses. There are ways you can cut costs down without losing the quality or beauty of your event. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice the venue of your dreams if you can find ways to make your wedding more budget friendly.
Here are a few tips along the way on how to stretch your budget, so you’re not breaking the bank.
CEREMONY AND RECEPTION
One stop shop!
One of the best ways to save money on your big day is to have both the ceremony and reception at the same location. A venue that has the right space(s) and accommodations to host both your ceremony and reception make your event very convenient for you and your guests. This way, you won’t have to pay two separate rental fees, deposits, or have to pay for transportation between the ceremony and reception.
At Green Acres, we have two ceremony spaces you can choose from. The lovely outdoor ceremony space is under a canopy of trees with Staring Lake Park as the backdrop. The indoor ceremony space is the Great Room loft with gorgeous chandeliers highlighting the dramatic Gothic Arch roof of aged timbers. If you book your ceremony for the outdoor space, the indoor space serves as a great backup option if the weather doesn’t hold up.
CHOOSE A BEAUTIFUL VENUE
This may seem like a given, but hear us out. Décor for your wedding can include a welcome sign, aisle décor and runner, florals, table numbers, centerpieces, place cards, draping, lighting, hashtag signage, hanging décor, custom signage with your married name on it, and even more! You want your wedding to look beautiful for your special day, your guest’s enjoyment, and to reminisce in your wedding photos for years to come. However, all that décor can add up to a high cost.
A way to avoid extra costs for décor is to book a venue that has character, unique features, and is beautiful in its natural state. With a venue that is stunning as is, it won’t need much if any decoration to make it look nice. Adding some flowers and candles may be all you need to give the space a touch of your style and influence. Let its beauty speak for itself and provide your photos with an incredible backdrop.
CONSIDER OTHER DAYS OF THE WEEK
A Friday or Sunday wedding can save you thousands on your wedding venue! Some venues are even offering weekday dates for weddings if that works for you and your guests.
At Green Acres, we offer competitive rental rates for different days of the week. This would be a great option if you have a lot of guests in town and you want more of a casual, yet beautiful ceremony and reception.
The busiest time of year for weddings is typically June through October. Lots of couples shoot for these months to capture the greenery and warmth of the summertime or the cool, crisp fall for their special day. If you love the snow in the winter or the bright, budding spring weather, then book an off-season date and you’re sure to save!
We offer off-season pricing that is budget friendly! Inquire with us today to chat about off-season pricing.
CHOOSE A PREFERRED VENDOR
Vendors are not only on the preferred list of a venue because they have been used there before. A vendor makes a preferred vendor list because they have proven time and time again that they are reliable, provide great service, and guests have been happy with them! Sometimes the venue can have a partnership with the vendor, providing you with a discount for their services. Make sure to ask your venue if there are any discounts or partnerships for using a preferred vendor.
A CHARMINGLY RUSTIC BARN WEDDING VENUE
There are a limitless variety of different wedding venues to choose from, but a barn wedding is a classically beautiful, rustic, and fun way to have your special day. Green Acres has been meticulously restored to the vision you see today. With modern amenities and gorgeous décor like the candlelight chandeliers and kerosene lanterns, it all works together to create a warm atmosphere that is perfect for wedding events. Take advantage of our old-fashioned pianos, worn leather saddles, countryside artwork and furniture, and much more!
Our historic barn was built in 1942 and is the oldest standing barn in Eden Prairie. The Green Acres Event Center offers you and your guests that romantic yet whimsical rustic barn style that helps bring your wedding ceremony and reception to life. This historic Minnesota wedding venue and event center is located in Eden Prairie and has three entertainment spaces available for hosting your ceremony, the reception, and everything else in between. Though this building has been around since the 1940s, it has been fully restored and was the first barn event center in town. If you’re looking for affordable wedding venues, our historic barn at Green Acres Event Center is the perfect fit!
Our team of wedding professionals at Green Acres Event Center will work closely with you to create and curate the perfect spaces for declaring you and your partner’s love for one another, and we’d be happy to help you celebrate with friends and family on your special day. If you’re interested in learning more or getting a tour of our historic rustic barn for your wedding, inquire to see how we can craft the perfect unforgettable experience for your big day.