Post # 1
After all my wedding planning fell apart, we needed to find a new date and a new wedding venue.
We found one that suits our needs, and gives a GREAT deal on food and liquor. The problem is that it’s at a La Quinta. I’m a hotel snob. And having my destination wedding at a La Quinta is not exactly my idea of luxury.It’s nicer than most, but still… its a La Quinta.
I’m being bratty?? I haven’t signed the contract yet because I think the name sucks.
Here are a few pictures…
Post # 3
I personally don’t think its that bad, the only thing that will have its name is your invites. Mine is the Polish Home Hall, so I guess I don’t know how you feel. At least its not Hooter’s or something crazy like that
Post # 4
I’m sure you’ll create a beautiful wedding and no one will care what hotel it’s held at.
My fear is that people will have too-high expectations for my rustic, country-chic wedding at a place called Santillane and they will be disappointed.
Post # 5
Aww, I know what you mean. One venue we looked at was called the Desmond Tutu Center. It’s a nice venue, but a really strange name!
If La Quinta has everything you want and you like it, you should go for it! And for the record, I think it’s a pretty name…I don’t have any experience/knowledge of La Quinta hotels, so in my unbiased opinon, it sounds nice!
Post # 6
Mine is at the Barn at Valhalla…aka The Barn at Viking Heaven?!? lol!
Post # 7
Mine is technically Best Western Island Palms Hotel. I’m just deleted the Best Western whenever I mention it. The guests won’t even notice unless they are staying there : ). I totally get your issue! But it could be much worse than La Quinta.
Post # 8
haha, yes i totally get what you mean. My ceremony is at this place called coldstream park. When people hear that park they are like…ewww, the one with the skate park and lacrosse fields?? im likeNO! there are 2 parts to the park and the part that im getting married at is really pretty. it has a creek running though and lots of trees, its just harder to find than the other side of the park. the other side is all gross and…well…a dump. So yes, im embarrased that people will hear coldstream park and automatically think the dingy side.
Also, we’re having the reception at FI’s parents. While they have a nice place and more than enough room, its just like ..”oh yeah, andrey’s parents place….” people automatically think oh great…its going to be ‘cheap’. But its not!!!i swear LOL. Gahhhh oh well, it means alot to both Fiance and his mother, so be it. We’ll just have to get everyone good and drunk so they are less like “home reception” and more like “hell yah, best reception EVER!”
Post # 9
I totally thought about this, but in an opposite way from you. We were looking at an event space called “The Four Seasons” but it was in NO way connected to the four seasons hotel. I thought… if we book there everyone is going to get these grand expectations and be disappointed! lol.
I don’t personally know what La Quinta is…. but I guess you have to figure out how much you care about what people think of your wedding BEFORE it, versus after. I mean once they get there… it is what it is. If it is a great place they will have a great time. You just need to decide if you care that they might be skeptical before the event.
Post # 10
@ktbrady- TOO FUNNY! I love it!
Post # 11
Our venue is called Devil’s Ridge. I was not even going to check them out because of the name but I am glad I did.
Post # 12
At least it’s not Motel 8. Honestly, If I were a guest I wouldn’t even care. = ) IF you’ll get a good deal and you like it, you should sign the contract!
Post # 13
It’s bad enough that I bought my wedding dress at the Bridal Barn (we’ve had lots of jokes about bridal oats and bridal hay), but Fiance and I considered having our wedding at the Big Red Barn. Luckily I went with a less … er … agrarian themed wedding location. I wouldn’t be put off by La Quinta. If it’s the right place at the right price, I say go for it and don’t look back.
Post # 14
If your embarrased.. mine is called
Dog Rock Motel…..
Named after this!
Post # 15
We haven’t decided on a venue yet, but we did find a beautiful ballroom…at the Holiday Inn. While the room is great, I would feel weird saying that we’ll be getting married at the Holiday Inn. I guess i’m kind of a hotel snob too. I did think it would be funny though to have our bridal party entrance to that Holiday Inn song by Chingy, haha!
Post # 16
I guess I dont see La Quinta as bad & am not really familiar with their hotels (so i dont know if you’re worried that it seems like a budget hotel). It sounds nice and I’m sure you’re hung up on the name, but your guests probably wont think anything of it.
I have a different dilemma – We are having our reception on a lake that is located on a street named after a different lake. As in we are having it at Smith Lake, but it is located on Briar Lake Road (changed names for wb), so I’m a little concerned that it will confuse his side of the family (guests not from the area).