Post # 1
I wanna know what you think of them. I know some would think it’s a bit… meh for a wedding. And some think it’s how you decorate the venue. I had my fears about it because where I grew up, it’s not the norm. Country clubs, hotels, and fancy banquet halls are the usual in New York City/Long Island.
For brides who had it at a fire hall/Knights of Columbus/American Legion, what’s the experience like to decorate the place? I have many ideas to decorate the place (uplighting, draping on certain areas, simple yet elegant centerpieces) but want to see how did you manage.
Post # 3
I’ve had both.
Country Clubs, Hotels, Wedding Banquet Halls etc are nice in that a lot of things are included / in place
Community Halls mean you have to do a lot more… and consider more things… Tables, Chairs, Caterer (Kitchen Needs if there is a Kitchen at all), Linens, Dishware & Cutlery, Barware, Decor, DJ, Speaker Systems, Lighting, Draping etc.
The list can be a long, and the extras do add up.
Altho in most instances it still works out to be cheaper than a fancier venue… especially so in regards to liquor service I’ve found (Booze being a BIG issue in Canada, in so much as we have some pretty antiquated laws on Licensing etc. Cannot do BYOB here at most Wedding Venues, but a Community Hall is the next best thing cause their prices are typically a lot lower per pour)
Hope this helps,
Post # 4
@This Time Round: At my venue, it does include food (cocktail hour and dinner), non-alcoholic drinks (it’s BYOB, but we’re sticking to beer and wine), and other goodies (chair covers and colored linen is included in the price). We’re planning to buy fabric for the back wall and DIY it. Most importantly, it’s going to cost us about $40pp before the alcohol.
Post # 5
I’m headed to a LI fire hall wedding rigjt now. I’m sure it will be great and I’ll post an update!
Post # 6
@Bubbles42: Sweet! Keep me posted!
Post # 7
BUMP! Any updates? Thoughts?
Post # 8
We aren’t renting a fire hall, but we are renting a community building, its basically just a decent sized brick building.
For us, it was the right price.. we wanted something where we could do our own alcohol bar, bring in our own caterer, and set up the day before [as well as clean up the day after].
We are doing quite a bit to decorate it up.