Post # 1
Hello just wanted to introduce myself I am a new lesbian bride to be and looking for any advice on venues in legal states with a focus on CT and NY (not in NYC please). 16k is the budget with honeymoon…it’s tough but with baby plans down the line you I am sure you all understand. Any LGBTQ-friendly venues you could recommend i am feeling limited :/
Post # 3
I’m not a lesbian but my college roommate got married last summer to her girlfriend (now wife), and she used this list a lot:
Post # 4
Welcome! Have you considered the finger lakes area in upstate New York? It’s a beautiful area that might also make a great honeymoon location.
I have stayed here: http://www.watkinsglenharborhotel.com/ and I would highly recommend it. I know they do weddings too. There are also plenty of other towns and venues on the lakes. Let me know if you’d like more info.
Edited to add: I’m not gay, so I can’t say for sure that they are LGBTQ friendly, but I’d be very surprised if they aren’t. It just doesn’t seem to me like the region’s style to be prejudiced.
Post # 5
another great resource is http://www.gayweddings.com
I hope you don’t encounter much homophobia or negativity in your search and planning. My gf and I haven’t come up against any!
Best wishes… 🙂
Post # 6
We got married in Massachusetts, so I don’t know a whole lot about Connecticut or New York venues. One thing I will say is that we had no issues with vendors being homophobic. The vast majority of them, particularly in states that have legal same-sex marriage, realize that same-sex weddings are just more potential business for them.