Community Hall Brides

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are renting one. It’s nothing special but it did have a bar built into it, so that’s nice.

 

We aren’t supposed to have alcohol in it, but we are bringing it anyway, and there was no deposit on the place.

It was also super cheap.

Post # 5
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Katrina117:  

We are trying to work with what we have, the hall isn’t very pretty, so we are going to use pink uplighting [our colors are white, black with accents on pink]. I found a place online where you can by the par cans pretty cheap, so we are going to be doing everything ourselves when it comes to lighting.

We are getting all of our table covers, chair covers from linentablecloth.com – they have great prices and often run 30% off sales + shipping over $50.

I’m using rosette table runners. [white tablecloths, black chair covers, black rosette runner, fuschia napkins].

This is the inspiration for our tablescape :

Our theme is rustic-romance. So instead of all those flowers, our tables will each have 1 15″ flower display [roses, in white], and the rest of the table will be filled with votives, tall tealight candles, and 15″ table candles. All candles will be sitting on small wood slices [which will also be engraved with our wedding date for keepsakes].

We are using brooches as napkin holders, so each place setting will have a differant once, this is also something they can take home as a keepsake.

I’m also not sure if it’s going to work, but our reception hall has 3 large fans hanging from the ceiling, my idea is to get crystal beaded chandaliers and hang them from the fans, and then get organza and hang those to the outer sides of the room.

Like this, kind of.. just not as much organza, that’d prolly be super heavy.

Also, we were lucky that our hall has a little outdoor patio area [don’t mind my fi and his not-matching clothes, I was suprised he came with to see the place!]

With this area, we are going to put up a nice table [one that we’ll purchase for our new home, but use it for the wedding], and have a cigar bar, so all the males/smokers have a nice place to sit.

That’s pretty much all the decor we’re doing.

Here’s our layout of how we’re gonna have everything, the only differance is that the head table [reserved], will only be 1 sided, not two, havent fixed it yet.

Post # 6
Member
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Replying so I can respond in detail later.

Post # 7
Member
730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre

@Katrina117:  we rented the South Bonson Community Centre – it’s awesome!! 

some good photos of it here: http://www.lovetreephotography.ca/wedding/south-bonson-community-centre-pitt-meadows-wedding-jessie-tyler/

 

Just know that you’re going to have to do all the set up and tear down yourself, and will maybe have to hire someone for that. You will have to pay for service staff. In the end, it’s a lot more work, but we’re going to save some money on alcohol (that’s what I keep telling myself, since the logistics are driving me crazy).

Post # 8
Member
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Also ask about your responsibilities for cleaning up- I just went to a wedding at a hall where all the brides brother did it seemed was mop up spills on the dance floor. Poor guy. But they were responsible and they knew they’d be charged if it was cleaned to eprfection the next morning.

Post # 9
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Oh, I should also mention that we are taking our hall for 3 days. Before for set up [we’re having a setup party, following by a welcoming party for OOTers at a local bar & girll], day of, and cleanup day after.

Post # 11
Member
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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