(Closed) Non-traditional venues!!

posted 5 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

That’s so cool that you’re getting married at the zoo! I looked into having mine at the zoo in St. Louis (where we currently live) before we decided to have the wedding in Minnesota. You’re going to have the coolest pictures.

Our venues are kind of non-traditional. Our ceremony is going to be in what used to be an old court room in a huge historic building in downtown St. Paul. The atrium of the building is a common wedding location (my highschool actually holds their proms there), but I’ve never heard of anyone using this room. It looks like this.

Our reception is also kind of non-traditional, we’re having it in the Science Museum of Minnesota. I say “kind of” because the space looks like a pretty standard reception hall, but it’s inside the museum and as part of the rental fee all of our guests get free passes to the museum. I’m really excited πŸ™‚

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

So I’ve recently posted the crap outta my venue, lol, but I don’t care! We had ours at a library (I work in publishing, and it was a music library and I also dabble in music so it basically was perfect), and they did have some restrictions (no loose flower petals or real flames, which was a shame since it would have looked gorgeous w/ candle centerpieces, no red wine), but nothing crazy and it was all beyond worth it to have a beautiful venue that was unique!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are getting married at/in a historical house. We’ll have the ceremony on the lawn, and then social hour to follow. Our reception will be in the building just behind the house, you can sort of see it off to the right.

 

EDIT : The social hour will be IN the house, lol.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@kcr526: The zoo! How cool! We considered having our reception at the PPG Aquarium in the Pittsburgh Zoo or at the National Aviary but FI wanted to avoid any “attraction” type of venues. Such a shame. You’re going to have awesome pics!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@kcr526:  Thanks! I don’t see a city listed next to your name, which zoo will your wedding be at?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@kcr526:  Dinner away from the animals is definitely a good idea haha! Will they let you take pictures with the animals and on the train? I’m swooning at the idea of a bride on the train and surrounded by monkeys or something πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We got married on a riverboat on the Potomac.

Different parts of the River are in different jurisdictions: DC, Maryland and Virginia. Because we filed for a DC marriage license, it was a bit tricky to make sure we did the actual marriag ceremony after we left Virginia waters but before we entered Maryland waters— not exactly a nightmare (the charter company had it all under control) but easily the weirdest, most unexpected detail I had to sort out!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We’re getting married in the Inn that helped George Washington cross the Delware River during the Revolutionary War.

 

The Famous Crossing of 1776

 

The Washington Crossing Inn adjoins the spot where General George Washington and his troops assembled before the historic crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night in 1776. At this time, the McConkey family operated the ferry crossing and ran the ferry Inn, which had been built at the intersection of the present day River Road and Route 532 in the late 1750s. The McConkeys were instrumental in helping the Continental Army with its daring strategy. It is most likely General George Washington dined at the Ferry Inn before the crossing, and that Hessian officers captured during the battle were imprisoned there after Washington’s remarkable victory.

 

 

Picture provided is not mine.

 

I stalk them so bad…they know I love their venue, lol. FI just called in the deposit – we’re officially getting married at this wonderful historical Inn!

 

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We considered the zoo but we are having the reception on a 1920’s steam train (Essex Clipper Dinner Train)! We both love trains so it’s perfect!

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