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How much was your venue deposit?

as it says in the title, how much deposit did you have to pay to book your venue?

My and h2b are venue hunting next week image


  • boopy07boopy07 Posts: 75
    We will pay £450 next week
  • amoricksenamoricksen Posts: 347
    Ours was 20% which was £1,225.
  • Ours was 300 euros for the reception and 340 euros for the church
  • we paid £500 as a deposit
  • We will be paying £100 for church deposit at end of year (all booked). And for the venue out deposit is £1,260 which is 20% of the total xx
  • mrsjenny2012mrsjenny2012 Posts: 258
    Ours was 20% (£300) xx
  • pink-llamapink-llama Posts: 435
    Ours was £600 - based on £10 per head.
  • Sam0407Sam0407 Posts: 489
    Ours is £750 x
  • JoeyClareJoeyClare Posts: 2,737
    £500 for the ceremony venue (which is 50%) and another £500 for the reception venue. xx
  • minkymoolouminkymoolou Posts: 924
    Ours was £1500 - which came as a bit of a shock to be honest, as our entire quote for hiring for ceremony and reception and wedding breakfast and buffet only came to about £2000, but at least this way we know we have already paid off the majority of this part.

    Our deposit is set as this by the venue, whether you have a £2000 wedding or a £20,000 wedding not on a percentage basis.
  • Aurelia13Aurelia13 Posts: 122
    Our was similar to minkymoolou, £1000 which is a set price no matter how much your total cost. However they did let us pay it in two instalments over two months as it was a bit of a shock!
  • WoodynWebbyWoodynWebby Posts: 274
    Ours was £500 25%
  • Katie8668Katie8668 Posts: 442
    Ours was £750 which again is the set amount our venue takes as a deposit.
  • PeasnCarrotsPeasnCarrots Posts: 1,831
    £750 x
  • £750 when booked, then 6 months before paid £2000 x
  • Mrs MaynesMrs Maynes Posts: 601
    £750 image
  • MrsBreese2BMrsBreese2B Posts: 483
    £2000 - which was a shock! They wanted a percentage of overall cost ans an extra £10 per head.
  • SadSack83SadSack83 Posts: 1,700
    25% or £1,500 but that was for the most basic cost per head (60 people minimum) and doesn't include drinks with meal or champagne reception so it's not 25% of what the total will end up as!
  • missklou17missklou17 Posts: 71
    £1000 but got to pay it over 2 months image
  • natandbennatandben Posts: 128
    Ours just ask for £500 regardless of how much the wedding is costing then 50% of the remaining balance 8 weeks before and then the remaining balance 4 weeks before x
  • Ours was £50 ... yes you've read it right £50!!

    The venue final bill is £2500 and they just wanted £50 to secure the day. Found a diamond in the rough I did! xxx
  • £1000 x
  • murf2bemurf2be Posts: 214
    They wanted 50% - £2,500.
  • SteampunkbrideSteampunkbride Posts: 1,748
    Ours was £500 (this was the cost of the venue hire), the rest (food, drink etc) will be paid just before the wedding when we have final numbers.
  • cottie2bcottie2b Posts: 218
  • We paid £130 to provisionally book the registrar and £500 to secure the venue image
  • SparklyD2BSparklyD2B Posts: 157
    Ours was £1k which was 25% image
  • debs5981debs5981 Posts: 88
    Ours was £500 set price

  • MrsN2BeMrsN2Be Posts: 18
    Ours was £500 fixed deposit and then 90% of the total cost three weeks before the wedding which was about £2000. We pay the remainiong balanace after the wedding when drinks can be accounted for etc, but our deposit will come out of that.
  • 13aurora1313aurora13 Posts: 164
    Ours is £500 image
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