Post # 1
So we are going back to check this place out, after checking all of the venues in our immediate area we discovered that
- Most are not flexible at all on food choices, I mean who wants dinner in the middle of the morning?!
- None are flexible on pricing (why would I pay full cost for a weekday reception?!)
- Most wanted to do add-ons for things like my martini glass breakfast potato bar
- They are all over our budget
I was speaking to the owner of the Greek architecture place (let’s call it mediterranean for M’s sake ;)… And he already has the martini glasses and he wanted to use them for (music please) a mashed potato bar when I told him I wanted them for breakfast potatoes he was sooo excited. He also doesn’t have a strict menu and plan, it’s basically whatever I want and we’ll work around it to keep it on budget. Did I mention he has a 10 room guest house and dropped the price between 30 and 40 bucks a night?! Did I mention that the only way we can afford this is because our guest list is intimate and our wedding day is during the week?! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And if we chose to we could keep the Christmas decor up (I think we’ll take it down, but still I thought that was a great option!!)
this is the entrance guests would see as they arrived…
a great aerial view (it has a gazebo and am ampitheatre along with a museum on site, it reminds me of having a compound or something for our wedding,it’s like we rented a retreat!!)
reminds me of the estee lauder’s pleasure perfume commercial, omg can you imagine taking a picture of me in my dress HERE on our wedding day?!
Post # 3
Crebre that venue is amazing! And that’s so awesome that they guy is willing to work with you. Hopefully M will realize what a great idea this place is and be able to look past the things he doesn’t really like and see what amazing things I’m sure you could do with it. Sending good vibes your way!
Post # 4
@frugalista: i lurve your name lol!! my blog is a twist of it… i think that he is beginning to understand that it’s a great deal and we’ll view it on Tuesday together. I am cautiously excited about it. The thing he doesn’t like is the architecture and that’s a pretty HUGE thing not to like because that place is all about the architecture.
Post # 5
Oh wow this place is beautiful! I would second I hope your Fiance gets on board with using this place especially all that you are going to be able to get with it. GOOD LUCK! 🙂
Post # 6
Awesome deal! I hope you can get him to come around!
Post # 7
I love it too. I hope you can get it and both you and your fiance can be happy with it. If I lived there, it certainly would have been a venue I would have considered.
Post # 8
Oh Cre, the venue is amazing. I’m jealous of the peacock! 🙂
What if you promise M that you will take your portraits without the architecture in the background? From the arial shot, it looks as though there are plenty of spaces that don’t have the classical architecture in them. Personally I think that the clean classic lines in the architecture will really make your modern touches pop (I love those juxtapositions of old and new – like the glass pyramids at the Louvre). But then again, you already know that it would pop just right!
Once the two of you see it in person, hopefully he’ll have his Aha moment.
Post # 9
That venue is incredible. I wish there was something like that around here, I would book that in a heartbeat.
Post # 10
@sweetnote: i hope so too!! he was luke warm to it when we visited in person on Wednesday, I hope that he snaps back and really loves it. The venue owner thinks he can do it with the menu selections.
@vintage: me too lol!!
@noritake: i had actually seen it before and because of the pictures I thought it would be WAY WAY WAY over budget (which it is) but I think because the time and day and the choice of the wedding brunch, we are able to get it.
@miss meepsie: we’re >>>here<<< with the juxtaposition that’s what i love too!! i can see the ostrich feathers with the peacock feathers thrown in for good measure 😀 on the columns and the crisp black aisle runner and perhaps the canvases with the chandeliers on them as well i mean for me it’s like a designers’ DREAM venue… and we saw it in person on Wednesday, he just said he didn’t care for the architecture.
@zippy: omg louisiana is chock full of hidden gems like this!!! at home in tn/northern ms, we definitely have NOTHING like these venues…