Cannot choose between venues!

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

courtneysokal:  i would go with the Lakehouse – its nicer, more wedding-ish. the other one is too buisness-y

Post # 3
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716 posts
Busy bee

Which venue will photograph better?  I read something somwhere and I really agreed with it – pick the venue for what’s on the inside, not the outside as those will be your photos and your lasting memories.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I agree with picking the venue for photos, since that’s one of the few things you’re going to have left of your wedding day in a few years.

I second the Lake House. I had my wedding at a Japanese tea garden (outdoors and great little nooks / views), and everyone commented how pretty it was. Two daughters among our family friends / guests went the more traditional route, and from what I hear, people thought my venue beat theirs, hands down.

Plus, it’s just way more relaxing by a lake than in a ballroom. Couldn’t find too many photos on the website, but I saw a pool, sooo… It just seemed like it would have a harder time being festive.

I don’t think that reflections from the water are going to be a problem; we had a large-ish koi pond, and pictures near it are fine. And actually, we got a pretty cool picture specifically incorporating a reflection! Our photographer posted the photo to her Facebook page, and people commented on it. But if you’re worried, I’m sure your photograph can frame your photos differently so as to minimize glare and reflections.

Post # 6
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232 posts
Helper bee

 

courtneysokal:  hmm tricky. I think I would choose the venue that would best accommodate my guests since whenever I see ppl pushed out to a side room I always feel a little bad for them and wonder who they made mad.

Post # 7
Hostess
9892 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

courtneysokal:  go with the one where all your guests fit.  Don’t assume how many people will actually come – we were really shocked at some of our responses (in both directions).  You don’t want to be in a situation where you don’t have room for everyone or where people feel like second class guests because they’re in a different room.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

courtneysokal:  I think the Lakehouse looks great and the food looks amazing.

The one thing I would try to do, is somehow fit your table between the 2 rooms. As it looks like an L-shaped room, this could be possible.

That way there is no compromise!

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

courtneysokal: I think there’s no way you can or should pick the Lake House unless you cut your list considerably. Plan and book for 100% attendance-where would the guests who don’t fit at cocktail hour go? What if it’s raining? 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

 

courtneysokal:  oh man, thay Lake House is beautiful!!!

The only thing concerning me is the room for your guests. I couldnt really tell from the pictures how “out” of the room they would be. Is actually a separate room or is the room just L shaped? If it is L shaped i would make it work. 

Start putting your feelers out to see who may not be able to make it on your day. I agree that the club might not feel as special if you are there a lot. But you can decorate it so much you probably wont even recognize it!

but again, if you can make the guest seating work at the Lake House. I would do it!

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