- 3 years ago
Hey all,<br /><br />Been engaged for almost 3 months now, we moved in together at the beginning of the month and it’s been a crazy fun ride. My fiance bought me my first wedding magazine. I said from the get-go that I intended to spend more time with him and in planning our future than our wedding. Hoping yinz can help me choose a venue. I’m having trouble planning this because I’m not a girly girl and I don’t want a “fairytale” wedding. I want minimal planning and maximum fun. <br /><br />Guest list: under 100 Dressy casual or semi-formal, not black tie. There will likely not be children in attendance.
Requirements:<br /> <br />-Saturday evening, full party till midnight<br />-Stick to listed dates<br />-Only wedding at that venue that day<br />-Small seated area for brief nonreligious ceremony<br />-Outside alcohol permitted<br />-No restaurant, hotel, firehall, country club, museum or public venue<br />-Large flat area for an adult bouncy castle<br />-Ample dance floor (or room to set one up)
-<30 min to a 3 star hotel with shuttle options (Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn, Hyatt, etc)<br /> <br />Strongly preferred: <br /><br />-Outdoor / Barn / Rustic chic venue<br />-Near Campground, preferably with cabins<br />-Supplied linens/chairs/tables/decorations/tents/lighting (either: from one large one stop shop vendor, provided by venue OR leftover from a Friday wedding)<br /><br />Things that cut costs:<br />-No bridesmaids or groomsmen<br />-No wedding favors<br />-No champagne toast<br />-Buffet dinner<br />-No wedding shower or engagement party<br />-Flowers /centerpieces not needed if outdoor/rustic venue<br />-No fancy rental car or party bus needed<br />-Cupcakes or sheet cake from Vanilla Pastry Studio (no tiered thing)<br /> <br />(In order of best to worst, but all are workable)<br /> <br />Sept 26th 2015, Oct 3 2015, June 6 2015, May 16 2015, June 13 2015, Sept 5 2015<br /><br /><br />I’ve been to weddings that range from 5K-250K to know what’s important and what’s a total waste of money. (correct answers: unlimited quality alcohol/great dj/dancefloor/free shuttles to hotel…and filet & lobster/flowers/wedding favors/champagne toast/photo booths)<br /> <br />I want a great deal on a private country like setting.
Only really looked at Betsy’s Barn so far – but she’s taking forever to get back to me on dates and particulars.
I’m also interested in (theoretical) venues such as a private estate in Cranberry/Wexford or Fox Chapel areas. If you’ve heard of this before, great! But I’d like a “one stop shop” vendor for tables/chairs/decorations. Does this exist?