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One of the biggest ways to cut your costs for your wedding day is to find an affordable wedding venue, which in most cases is easier said than done. Finding a dreamy but affordable venue to host your ceremony or reception can be one of the most challenging parts of the planning process, especially if you live in a major metropolitan city like New York or Los Angeles. If you're not lucky enough to have connections via family or friends with venue spaces in a big city, then you may have trouble finding something that fits the bill. That is, until now!

If you've ever spent hours researching venues, you'll know how annoying this process can be. Many venue websites don't even include pricing information! It's all so secretive! Well, I recently discovered a new website that can help you find unique venues at different price points in your city! It's kind of like the Airbnb of event/meeting venues, and it's called Peerspace.

Midtown NYC Event Space

Midtown NYC Event Space | See listing on Peer Space

Peerspace is an online marketplace where hosts list and rent short-term venues for events. Their spaces are great for anything from showers, wedding ceremonies, receptions, engagement photo shoots, and even proposals!
 Chicago Rental available on Peerspace
Historic Mansion Property in Chicago | See listing on Peerspace

From rustic farmhouses in the Bay Area, to chic NYC lofts, or historic buildings in Chicago, Peerspace makes it super simple to find and book a venue for your wedding related activity. With thousands of listings available in cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Austin and Seattle, there are unconventional spots that will match the style of any couple -from hipster breweries to contemporary art galleries, there is something for everyone.

Rooftop Venue in NYC available to rent via Peerspace

Rooftop venue available for rent in NYC. | See on Peerspace

How Peerspace works:

  • Pick a location and the type of event you're hosting
  • Peerspace gives recommendations based on the amenities you need, guest count, style, and your price range.
  • Found a space you like? Connect directly with its owner to book it and receive additional information.

It's really that simple!

You can even browse possible locations using their handy map feature, so you can find a venue in a specific area of town. There are options to fit any size and shape of wedding you could imagine, from tiny intimate spaces to sprawling lofts that can hold hundreds of guests. And their venues aren't just perfect for weddings, but for all wedding-related events!

Raw Space in Tribeca NYC

Raw Space in Tribeca NYC | See the listing on Peerspace

The space above is in Tribeca and can host up to 100 attendees and can be rented for $75/hour! That's a budget savvy reception space if I ever saw one, especially in NYC.

Wedding-related events you can use Peerspace venues for:

  • Proposals
  • Receptions
  • Engagement parties
  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Bridal Showers
  • Engagement announcement/save the date photo shoots
  • Even boudoir photoshoots!

Historic Church in Austin available to rent on Peerspace

Historic Church in Austin | See listing on Peerspace

Pricing for rentals can vary, but there are options available from under $100 an hour, with the majority I saw falling less then $500 per hour. I know that sounds like ALOT, but it's actually pretty budget-friendly when you're considering a venue in a city like NYC. The best part about Peerspace is the pricing info is completely transparent, so you can peruse their options based on what you are willing and able to spend. In many instances, Peerspace offers a less expensive way to find a super unique space for your wedding or event!

More than just a venue

As an added bonus, Peerspace has a concierge team to find and manage other vendors you need for your event. From catering to furniture rental, valet to security, they have recommendations to offer that can save you hours of research.  This can be majorly helpful, especially if you're choosing to rent a raw space!
Check out Peerspace if you're planning a wedding in one of the major cities in which they are located. Peerspace takes the frustration out of the venue search by giving you transparent pricing information and direct access to venues. Peerspace also vets every host/venue, so you can feel confident in the professionalism of the places you're renting. If you live in a major metropolitan area and need a budget friendly venue, visit Peerspace to check out the available spots in your city!

FYI: This post is in NO WAY sponsored. I authentically thought this resource would be helpful to our readers in major cities. I know the struggle is real when it comes to finding affordable wedding venues in big cities!!

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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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