Post # 1
I have traveled throughout Oregon, seen many ceremony venues. Often I hear the bride or groom say that the venue they used was not their dream venue. Various reasons like cost, size or location.
Tell me what is your dream venue –
1.) Indoor or Outdoor
2.) Price range you would be comfortable with (free – $500) ($500 – $1,000) ($1,000 – $3,000) ($3,000 – $5,000) ($5,000 – $8,000) ($8,000 – $12,000) ($12,000 – $20,000).
3.) If inside – size of room, windows, location (city), how many guests and all that… describe venue.
4.) If outside – beach, park, mountains, ranch, how many guests, please describe venue.
Post # 3
My dream venue is indoors (December 2011 tentative)
My budget is relatively low – ideally we’d pay no more than $800 for a venue.
Approximate guest count I would think maybe around 150, windows are a bonus. As I’m doing my “pre-engagement” researching I’m seeing many places that require using their catering service, or have a no alcohol policy.
Post # 4
For us, size matters. We are from the area, born and raised, and as a result, so are our familes. I have a very large extended family that I see on a regular basis. Having a venue that can accomodate them is the number one priority. From there it is location, cost and then type.
Think of it this way. If you find the perfect sized venue,but its two hours away, that is not going to work. You will need something in your area. Then the cost has to come into play. I would of course prefer a free venue (which I managed to get by the way–Score!) and then the type. Originally, I always saw us in an outdoor, vineyard wedding, but it wasn’t in the cards for us based on price or location.
We are going with the Crystal Ballroom in downtown Portland, which is phenominal.
@Someday_a_Wifey: Something you might want to consider is what is included in the places that require you to use their catering services. The Crystal for example has a food and beverage minamum, which does include alcohol. Since we have a large head count of 250-300 people, we will easily hit minimum for the ballroom (and Lola’s room) through volume, making our venue “free.” The nice thing about going with an onsite caterer like the Crystal is that you don’t have to rent much. They have all the dinner and glassware, tables ect. Sometimes as we noticed when we were venue hunting is all the small details that you forget about that end up costing you an arm and a leg…and sometimes your first born.
Post # 5
my dream wedding would be free-1800 for about 100-120 guests all outdoors with garden or vinneyard views preferably mt hood.