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Let’s face it. Weddings can be expensive. We know you want to include all of the fantastic ideas you’ve pinned to your wedding board on Pinterest, read about in bridal magazines and dreamed about since you were little. But when you start adding it all up, panic can set in and you wonder how you will ever pay for it all. Take a deep breath and rely on the Robert Ryan Catering & Design family. We are here to help save the day—and your wallet—and make all of your wedding dreams come true!

Value Days

One way to save big on the bill is to schedule your wedding for a day other than the traditional Saturday. Be sure to ask about which days offer a special value.For example, if you choose one of Robert Ryan’s exclusive venues at Columbia Station, Barn on Bridge or Philander Chase Knox Estate on a Friday night, you can save about $10 per guest. If you really want to maximize savings, hold your wedding on a Sunday and save even more per guest. Now that’s what we call smart value!

Winter Wedding Specials

Snowy Bridal Party on Porch

Many couples dream of a June wedding, but if you choose to get married during the winter months from December through March, prepare to be wowed by many event specials. You get all of the bells and whistles within a more affordable budget.

At Robert Ryan Catering and Design, each one of our venues has different winter month special values. Check with your event manager for all of the details.

Opt for an Eye-Catching Space—Minimal Decor Required

When choosing a venue for your wedding, think of the space as more than just a party room. Consider if your space rental comes equipped with complimentary decorative add-ons. For example, at Robert Ryan, each of our locations has its own distinct look and requires few decorative additions to make it come to life.

An extra perk? We also offer the option to choose from one of our 300+ color options for table linens to make the wedding venue your own. Think big picture and what’s included and aim to avoid tacked-on costs.

White Lounge Seating

Score Your Very Own Event Manager

We all know you want your wedding to be completely worry-free. Many couples hire a wedding planner to help create a memorable occasion and to execute each detail on the day of the party. Check with your caterer to see if they offer additional support services for planning and day-of coordination. When you book a wedding with Robert Ryan, you will get your very own event manager and designated event supervisor—eliminating the need (and expense!) to outsource this very important task.

What’s the scoop on this wedding day event supervisor? Our seasoned event supervisors will help you every step of the way. Two weeks prior to your wedding, you will get the opportunity to meet with your professional event supervisor, who will be on-site for your affair. Our event supervisors are trained to expedite and carry out all details on the day of your wedding—so you won’t have to stress about a thing!

Secure an All-Inclusive Package

Be a smart shopper and make sure you ask you caterer what exactly is included in their all-inclusive event packages. Does your package include necessary items for your wedding, like a champagne toast, wedding cake, tables, chairs, linens, china, flatware and glassware?

At Robert Ryan, our packages include a champagne toast, a customized wedding cake from our friends at The Master’s Baker, tables, Chiavari chairs, 300+ choices of linens, china, flatware and glassware. There are no extra added or hidden costs, which is always a bonus!

Robert Ryan Catering and Design plans and executes over 400 events each year, boasts a five-star rating on WeddingWire and has received WeddingWire’s Couple’s Choice/Bride’s Choice Award seven years in a row. Learn more about Robert Ryan Catering & Design and tour our venuesSubscribe to our e-newsletter for exclusive offers, up-to-date news and recipes from our executive chef.

Ronna Dewey

5 Ways to Save BIG