Post # 1
My fiance and I are planning a wedding for June 2015. We are having the hardest time finding a venue in our budget. All of the venues we have looked at so far have had a food/beverage minimum of 14k or over which is crazy to me. And that doesn’t include the service charges or the gratuity. We would have hardly any money left over to pay for everything else that goes into a wedding.
I want a really romantic/elegant style wedding. I was thinking a ballroom with chandeliers would be perfect, but that just doesn’t seem possible.
This is my dream location that’s wayy over budget. It was also the first place we looked at and I loved it.
I also loved the look of this venue, but the caterer got bad reviews:[
And lastly we looked at this old church that is now used as a concert/wedding venue. I do like it but it isn’t what I always pictured (ballroom) so I’m torn. We would just be able to afford it.
I guess we were wondering if anyone had any thoughts about the last venue I posted. Any ideas on how I can make it my perfect venue? Our color scheme is white, blush pink, and gray (and possibly gold/champagne). The dark wood makes it difficult for me to picture our colors in there but my fiance and mom think it will look great.
I never thought finding a venue would be so challenging! I would appreciate any of your thoughts :]
Post # 3
I don’t have too much to offer since I’m not a great decorator, but I don’t think the dark wood would be a problem with your palette at all. The one thing I would be concerned about is the color of the walls…my eyes are having a hard time trying to figure out exactly what color that is…but honestly I think the place is beautiful and I think you can do it.
Post # 4
My experience was similar to yours! I was geared up to get married at a vineyard. I loved that it was an inclusive venue where you could get married on site and then hold the reception all in the one place. We vistied only 2 or 3 venues. We kept an open mind and word of mouth told us about a golfclub that had only recently been refurbished, had great food and was UNDER our budget because it was so new! It wasn’t what I had imagined at all, we ended up getting married in a Church and then the reception in this lovely place. It was a blank slate and had horrible carpet. But trust me when i say no one noticed. I think you can definitely decorate that beautiful venue with your theme! Otherwise keep an open mind and start looking for other places too! You still have plenty of time! Good Luck 🙂
Post # 5
The third venue is GORGEOUS!
I’d use white linens with gold napkins, and glass (or silver and gold) vases, and pink flowers!
Post # 6
@AdaLee: I think it is a beautiful room. Keep in mind that no one is going to see it from the top (the view in your pic) so no one is going to see as much of the wood.
The wood arbors (whatever they are called) do give you a wonderful opportunity to drape just the undersides with mini lights or sheer gold fabric.
You could aslo drape the lights across the room
look at this one with hearts projected on the ceiling. A projector with a starry night would also be awesome
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
@AdaLee: LOVE the third venue. I think it is church meets ballroom. I might keep looking to see if you can find a place perfect for your budget but I would not eliminate that one on looks alone.
Post # 8
Thank you for your comments/suggestions! It is a really pretty venue just a departure from what I was planning. There really aren’t many great venues in my area and I’m trying to avoid country clubs/hotels. I’ve literally researched every possibility and am still coming up short.
Additional thoughts are appreciated!
Post # 9
@AdaLee: I would try vacation rentals like VRBO
We found this beauty and were able to stay under budget while also having a place for us/bridal partyto sleep the night before/after the wedding:
There could be some old mansions or manors available for privae functions