- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
I am thrilled to be engaged but am a little overwhelmed after only a month of venue hunting. Unfortunatly I am planning a wedding from 500 miles away and it’s making it difficult to scout sites.
I promise I’m not trying to lazily outsource – I’ve been scouring the internet for weeks, but relying on websites is difficult, pictures are taken from funny angles, they neglect to mention weird details and cost is ALWAYS vague or so flexible it’s hardly worth taking note of.
I’m planning a trip to my parents house in Nashua, NH in early May and i’m going to attempt to tour as many venues as possible but I need some help finding places worth looking at.
- I want an early spring wedding (March/April… essentially off-season because I’m trying to save money where i can so i can spend more on what excites me), which means I need a site that can allow for an indoor ceremony and reception, preferably in seperate areas of the same venue.
- I love barn and farm weddings due to their off-beat style but can’t find any venues that can do an indoor ceremony in a seperate place from the reception. I’m willing to widen the search but am not sure what direction to go
Things I’m trying to avoid:
- I would prefer to avoid banquet halls as both my fiance and I are… somewhat quirky (we’re actively trying to incorporate muppets in our wedding, we don’t take ourselves terribly seriously) I realize we can personalize any venue with flowers and our own touches but big generic spaces overwhelm me.
- Neither my fiance nor I are terribly interested in food. We would rather spend our money on entertaining guests then on feeding them something gourmet, so we’re trying to find locations that don’t emphasize $150 plates of food. (if that money goes towards linens, centerpieces, open bar, etc I am much happier)
I’m willing to cast the net pretty wide, my family is based in southern new hampshire, the fiance’s family are in western massachusetts, so anything throughout new hampshire, massachusetts, or even connceticut are good options.
Neither my fiance’s family nor my family have been terribly helpful so I’m hoping some of you local bees can put your venue hunting knowledge to good use and help me out.