- 3 years ago
- Wedding: November 2015
Hello my lovelies!
FI and I will be starting to plan our fall 2015 wedding in about 3-4 months. Last night I (finally) offered an idea for a venue that he seemed to like – the Burr Homestead in Fairfield, CT. He was much more open to the idea of renting a Historical Mansion then I anticipated.
This place would work well for us because we want a smaller wedding. The place can seat 80 guests for dinner indoors – we currently have about 70 people on our mock-up list. . . meaning that a tent rental probably would not be required.
We are a bit hesitant about the idea though and the main reason is because it would be more work to pull off a wedding there than at a traditional wedding venue. The rental includes use of the first floor, kitchens, tables, and chairs. . . but nothing else; the rest of the house is unfurnished. Its a good thing because you can personalize things more, but it’s also a bad thing because there are too many options to choose from (sometimes a bit more direction is nice). For me, the simpler the wedding is the better and if the inside is as beautiful as the outside is then I may want to skip over decorating it with a lot of stuff.
I’m looking for a general overview of what goes into planning a wedding at a venue like this: So I want to know, what did you need to rent/buy for your wedding at a Historical Mansion or building? How much was the overall cost and how much work did you need to do to pull off a wedding? Would you recommend having a wedding at a Historical venue to someone else?
We aren’t looking to make a decision right now, but it would be nice to have a bit of advice or direction.