Do we want to go down on our prices? Well no. BUT are we willing to loose a wedding or event over a couple hundred bucks? No. Even if a venue or vendor doesn't seem open to negotiation, it's always worth asking if they will budge on price. Worst-case scenario, they say no and you are no worse off than you were before. But if they say yes, then you have saved yourself some money. So it's definitely worth a shot!
Keep in mind, here at Loblolly Rise, different months equal different prices. If you're on a budget, maybe consider moving your date to a month that isn't considered peak wedding season. Or even consider a Friday or Sunday wedding, you literally get the exact same thing as a Saturday wedding however, you get the venue for less money.