- 2 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
We have them at the same price, unless I note otherwise.
The pros/cons list is VERY important. AND venue 1 will be renovated, so we don’t really know what the inside will be like, plus it’ll have an awesome rooftop pavilion that I’m psyched about
Gorgeous sunset wedding and photos directly overlooking waterTiny beach for photosBoat marina (on Chesapeake Bay)Rooftop pavilionWe’d have the date we wanted! Free valet parking Rock pier (forget what they’re actually called) for photosOverall, better photos (I asked a photographer who’s been at both)
The dance floor is in a really weird location. It’s like around a corner, really out of the way. We’re not big dancers, but it seems strange and it’d probably mess up first-dance things.
The inside isn’t nearly as nice (where the reception will be) and we’d have to pay more for nice lighting (which is what we want) and maybe a service charge as well
If it rains, the backup plan is meh because the inside is pretty boring. Basically the main allures, sunset photos, rooftop pavillion, outside photos, outside ceremony, would be ruined. However, they’re going to renovate. There’s no pictures yet, but she said there will be 16ft ceilings… so we don’t REALLY know how the inside will look yet… but probably not as nice as the other place.
The service of the coordinator seems not quite as good or as inclusive as the other place… like we’re afraid she might charge us for things that we haven’t come across yet. She said additional lighting, she might have to bring people in to do it. We’re not sure. She’s had tons of experience though.
Anything but white linens will cost extra ($20 a table cloth, and like 80 cents a napkin or something), and we want different colors most likely
Rooftop pavillion and renovation pictures aren’t available yet
Will have to spend $50 each to do a food tasting (we haven’t yet… there’s a free open house with appetizers and stuff though that we haven’t been to yet)
Location is over the Bay bridge, so you have to spend $4 to get there and traffic will probably suck because it’s a weeknight wedding
Silver Swan Bayside, Stevensville MD
Here are some photos:
Rain-backup is very good, because inside has a ginormous window overlooking water, so it’s still pretty
We get all the free lighting we want, really. And it’ll be at night, so lighting will be important
Interior already comes with great lighting options (rows of white lights across, huge cathedral ceiling, and uplights against the ceiling with our choice of colors)
Everything is very inclusive. Choice of many color linens, plates, sheguarantees all set up (“leave detailed directions with us the night before and we’ll take care of it”) at no extra charge
Free chocolate covered strawberries for everyone
The person I’ve been working with has been extemely friendly and accomodating, and we were able to attend a free open house where the food was very good
There’s a nice pier for pictures, a small gazebo, and white lights in trees
Location is on this side, and about 15 mins from my fiance’s house (nobody would have to pay the bridge fee or deal with bridge traffic, and it’s close to my fiance, whereas the other is about an hour away from both of us)
There’s no legit sunset, because it’s on this side of the Bay. We’ll have the colors of the sunset, but no real sunset shots
We can’t get the date we want anymore =( It’s difficult and we might get pushed to late September, where we are afraid the trees will be turning and it might be cold, which would be bad (We do NOT want a fall-looking wedding and this is a big concern)
No awesome rooftop pavillion
Pictures won’t be as nice
Parking is a big, average gravel lot
Celebrations at the Bay, Pasadena, MD