Post # 1
- Wedding: February 2015 - Bethesda Academy Whitefield Chapel & Brockington Hall
Hi Everyone,I’m new to Wedding Bee and the wedding planning process! My FI and I are planning a destination wedding in Savannah, GA. (We live in LA now, but we met there and our families both live in the South East.) I really like a place called “Brockington Hall” all the pictures look lovely, it’s the right size for our expected guests. However, I’m concerned because I learned yesterday that they do not provide tables or chairs and I’ll have to rent that from somewhere else… Which means I’ll have to pay someone to set them up and take them down, right? Here are the pro’s for the venue: It’s within our budget, We can bring in ANY vendors we want for food/catering and we can bring in and serve our own alcohol/hire anyone we want for that. I’m really concerned about the no chairs or tables thing, and we will (I’m assuming) have to hire someone to come in and set everything up and take everything down.
Has anyone had a wedding there? Would you recommend it? How was your experience? If anyone has ANY input for me I would GREATLY appreciate it!
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2013 - Trinity United Methodist Church/Garibaldi
I visited when I was looking for venues. It is a beautiful space and being allowed to bring in outside vendors definitely is a plus. The reasons we did not choose it were:
-location – it is a little farther walk from the historic district than we would have liked
-space – the mansion has a lot of rooms and we did not want our guests separated like that
That is pretty much it. Let me know if I can be of further assistance!
Post # 4
I actually just looked at it and it is gorgeous. Owners were very kind as well. I love that you get a free night in the bridal suite as well as all day rental. Yes, they are separate rooms and depending on the size of your wedding, you have to take that into consideration. As far as renting chairs/tables/linens, that is something you will run into and I’m not fond of it either. If you have a lot of coordinating to do, then typically you would hire a coordinator. I believe the chair company will set up/break down for you.
The good thing is if they don’t have any events the day before or after, the chairs can be dropped off the day before/picked up after and they won’t charge you.
It’s a venue worth looking into.