Post # 1
Helllllllllo everyone 🙂 Fiance and I have had the toughest time deciding on a venue. We’ve gone back and forth between outdoor, indoor, hotel, inn, backyard … and then we decided to move the wedding from NY to Massachusetts (where his family is), erasing all of our progress.
Then I heard about the Higgins Armory Museum. It’s right in his hometown and houses the largest collection of medieval weaponry outside of Europe! Not going to lie, I’ve always secretly wanted to get married in a castle/medieval setting, so I jumped on the idea. This past Tuesday, we toured the place with his mom and aunt and all four of us fell in love. The rental is amazing – you get the entire building for your event and they include tables for a minimal fee.
I’ve been afraid while planning the wedding that my guests might not enjoy a traditional wedding with a focus on dancing – we’re not “dancey” people and neither are many of our friends. This gives everyone an opportunity to be entertained – they can explore the exhibits, eat, dance if they wish, etc. Ahhh, I’m so excited to start planning!
For the ceremony, they’ll move the bench and horse from the center and that will be the aisle where I will walk down to the end (:
We haven’t officially signed the paperwork, but Fiance and I are going back in 2 weeks and plan on making the decision then. His family wanted us to take a couple of weeks to be sure, which I agree is smart. But we’re so so so sure. This is where our wedding will take place (:
Has anyone else ever gotten married in a museum? Or are you planning to?
Post # 3
um YES! That is an absolutely incredible venue! I love the high ceilings and dramatic lighting!
In My Humble Opinion, I would love to attend a wedding in such a unique place
Post # 4
WOW! What a great space!!!!
Post # 5
Gorgeous. Can’t wait to see the photos once it is all decorated. 🙂
Post # 8
Eiik, thanks y’all 🙂 I’m so super excited! Especially because it’s not going to need too many decorations. I think we’ll go with a little bit of uplighting and focus on table centerpieces, and let the museum itself do the rest.
Post # 9
Yay, that’s so exciting!
We considered that venue for our wedding but they never replied to DH’s e-mail and we never tried to contact them again, so I’m glad you actually got to tour the place. 🙂
Your wedding is going to be awesome!
Post # 10
How beautiful.Congrats on finding your venue.
Post # 11
That place is freaking AMAZING! I wanted to have our reception in a museum, but nowhere near me could accommodate 100 people for a sit down meal, and then they all had curfews or didn’t allow dark beer as they were afriad for the exhibits.
Your museum gives me chills just looking at that space!
Post # 12
@MissCalifornia: Lady, I grew up ten minutes from here! It is SUCH a great place! So fun, so cool!
Post # 15
@iheartnerds: Too bad it didn’t work out, I’d love to find a bee who got married here and see the pics!
@Rachel631: Yeah, I was surprised how accommodating this place was b/c I’ve heard museum weddings can be a pain. But they use one exclusive bartending service, which probably helps keep that in check.
@abbie017: Ahhh I know, I’m so excited!!!