Do All Wedding Venues Offer the Same Things?
How to Compare Wedding Venue Prices and Packages
Comparing wedding venues is like comparing apples to oranges. Although some venues may offer a less expensive upfront fee, the hidden costs and other costs can add up. We created a venue comparison so that you know exactly what you get when you choose our wedding venue and the extra costs you will have to pay for at other wedding venues.
The Marmalade Lily Costs
Wedding Coordinator: Included in our wedding packages at no additional cost.
Ceremony Site: Included in our wedding packages at no additional cost.
Decor + Furniture Rentals: Our collection of decor items, vintage furniture, and more has been curated especially for The Marmalade Lily! No need to worry about coordinating setup/teardown times and measuring to make sure an item will fit! Plus, no delivery fees.
Tables & Chairs: Included in our wedding packages at no additional cost.
X-back Vineyard Chairs: Included in our wedding packages at no additional cost.
Arbor: Included in our wedding packages at no additional cost.
Parking: Included in our wedding packages at no additional cost. Complimentary parking and golf cart service is available to assist guests.
Linens: $400-800 depending on the number of tables with selection assistance and setup/teardown.
Flowers: Our florals included in the package price are a $3,000 value. Clients typically spend an additional $600 on average for additional flowers above and beyond what is offered in our wedding packages.
Caterer: This is a variable cost between $3,000-7,000+. We provide a flexible list of caterers you can choose from with various price points.
Bar: This is a variable cost depending on your needs and guest count. We provide competitive, in-house bar packages.
Package Price: $7,500-9,500 for weddings in season
Your Estimated Total at TML (Excluding Variable Items): $9,800-18,700.
Other Wedding Venue Costs
Wedding Coordinator: The average wedding coordinator (included at TML) will cost you $1,000-1,500+ at other venues.
Ceremony Site: Some venues charge around $700-1,500 for an extra ceremony site.
Tables & Chairs: Some venues charge for the tables and chairs used X-back Vineyard Chairs: $555
Parking: not all venues offer onsite parking, let alone a golf cart service available for the entire event.
Decor + Furniture Rentals: Extremely few venues offer a collection of in-house decor and furniture for rent as we do. Expect to spend time making sure items will fit both physically and aesthetically and coordinating drop-off and pick-up times. Plus, expect a delivery fee.
Linens: $400-800. This cost is pretty much the same at all venues.
Flowers: $2,000-4,000+ at most venues to hire a florist. The minimum amount is usually at least $2,000.
Caterers: This is a variable cost between $3,000-$7,000+. Some venues limit you to their in-house caterer, so the price is set and you’re forced to use them.
Bar: This is a variable cost, but most venues require you to purchase alcohol in-house, which is expensive and can really eat into your budget.
Photography: $1,000-3,000+ – This cost is consistent across wedding venues as most do not include photography (it’s such a personal choice!).
Package Price: $6,000 on average for a similar size venue in season.
Your Estimated Total at Other Venues (Excluding Variable Items): $14,100-21,600
Check out our real weddings gallery and see what it’s like to get married at The Marmalade Lily. Get inspiration, and ideas, and let your creative juices flow to paint your picture-perfect Pinterest-worthy wedding.