My fiancee and I are getting married in June 2013 and have just provisionally booked the reception venue - not paid anything yet, this is just for them to hold the date for us while we make up our minds 100%.
The venue has two function rooms but you can pay an extra fee to have exclusive use of the venue, and we've said we wanted this. The fee will be £3850 or around that mark for exclusivity in 2013 but they've told us that they'll knock £500 off of that since we are having 20 over the minimum number of guests (meaning more drinks revenue for them). The cost for the food and the rest is around £4500 so in total it's around £7850 for everything we want from the venue.
Since we've not paid any money yet, and not agreed to anything, will it be worth trying to haggle the price down a bit? They knocked the £500 off easily without us asking, which makes me think they can afford to reduce the price a bit, but on the other hand I don't want to run the risk of losing the venue for us as we both love it.
Any help or advice please? Thanks in advance.