Post # 1
I’m curious of what venues you guys are using. My FI and I will begin looking soon, and being atheists, obviously don’t want to have our ceremony in a church. However, we want to have the ceremony indoors, because we don’t like the idea of depending on the weather.
I know attendance size weighs heavily on picking a venue, but where are you doing the thing?
Post # 3
I’m looking at the local aquarium for mine; I would recommend a museum, historic building, or some type of public/open space.
UU churches often have many atheist and agnostic members and are willing to perform weddings for non-members, so if you’re fine with that, that’s still an option.
Post # 4
Thank you. The aquarium does sound pretty awesome.. If it fits in the budget, I may take that idea, haha!
Post # 5
I’m marrying in a hotel which used to be a Masonic girls school – they have this amazing hall – high ceilings, wood panelling, stained glass windows. I figure I’m getting the ease of a hotel wedding without it being in a generic ballroom. It was important to me to not get married in a church.
Post # 6
We just had ours in the same room as we had our reception; we were married on the dance floor in front of everyone, then we cleared out, they brought in the food.
Museums and libraries might also let you do your wedding there (I live near an enormous, glamorous art museum, which is why I bring it up). We just attended a wedding at a war memorial recently, ironically enough…the grounds were beautiful and the ballroom was rented out.
Post # 7
We are marrying in a hotel. All in the same room.
Post # 8
We are having the ceremony and reception at a historic mansion. It’s the headquarters for a professional organization. We have the original dining room and front parlor and a couple other spaces to use as we want.