Wedding Budget: How Much Does a Wedding Cost?

One of the most common questions Hidden Creek gets is “what does the average wedding at your venue cost?”. That’s a tough question to answer because every wedding is different and the cost depends on each person’s circumstances, needs, and desires. Let’s go over what an average wedding in Texas costs and what factors influence your wedding budget.

Texas’s Average Wedding Budget

If you were to Google, “what does the average wedding in Texas cost?” you would get $30,200 as the answer. The price has gone up in the past couple of years because of COVID and many businesses being short-staffed. However, that is just the average price. That doesn’t mean that you can’t go for a way cheaper wedding, or a more extravagant one. The same goes for the weddings at Hidden Creek. We have had weddings at our venue that ranged from $10,000 to $100,000. As you can see, the price range differs greatly, so there is no easy answer to what the average wedding at our venue costs. It all depends on you.

What Factors Affect the Cost of Your Wedding?

You have a huge influence on how much the wedding will cost you. Some of the factors that affect the costs are listed below.

The Wedding Date

Your wedding date plays a big role in the cost of your wedding. If you want a Saturday wedding or a Saturday wedding in October and in Texas, that will cost you quite a lot of money. That is the prime time for weddings here in Texas, so your vendors, the venue, and other factors will cost a lot more. However, if you are okay with doing a Thursday wedding or a Sunday one, then you can save a lot.  August is a good time to have your wedding too, and there are usually a lot of offers during that time since it’s not as busy. 

Guest Count

Whether you are feeding 30 people or 300 people will make a huge difference in your wedding budget. Honestly, your guest count has the biggest influence on the cost of your wedding, other than the date.

How much alcohol will you buy? How much food do you need? What about the number of plates, silverware, cups, and other rentals? And the cake? How big does it need to be? The answers to all of these questions depend on your guest count.

How Elaborate Do You Want Your Wedding to Be?

Will you be hiring a DJ? What about a live band? What’s your wedding theme? Do you want centerpieces with real flowers? There are so many options to choose from, and your wedding budget will depend on the route you decide to take.

Have Your Dream Wedding at Hidden Creek

As you can see, your wedding budget depends on your preferences. If we absolutely had to give an average, we would say it is around $30,000 at Hidden Creek, which falls within the average wedding range in Texas. However, that is not to say that you can’t have an amazing wedding that is $10,000 cheaper. Don’t compare your wedding to any average. Instead, focus on your own desires and needs and let the magic fall into place. Schedule a tour with Hidden Creek, and let’s make your dream wedding come true!