Try to negotiate venue prices by asking about dates available other than Saturdays.
Negotiating is also an important part of the wedding venue process. While you’re shopping around, let the booking agent know that you are finalizing your choices and want to walk away with the best deal possible. They may be able to find ways to help you save money. If you book on a night in which they don’t have another event that would be a good start.
Remember: even if it’s not during prime season, weekends are still the most popular time for weddings. If your venue offers discounts for booking on weekdays, consider taking them up on it!