Not in love with our venue :(

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

How much is the venue total? You should post a picture of the venue. I think you should keep your venue and make the most of it. There are ways to re-decorate to make it visually appeasing. And November might be warm enough to still have the ceremony outside. depends on where you live. Considering how bad the weather is now and how long it lasts, it just might be ok fall weather in November. Plus I think its great you received those free items as well. Hope it works out for you.

Post # 6
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

The room doesn’t look horrible at all! Looks like a typical reception area.. I think for the amount you are paying, you are getting an awesome deal!


Post # 8
17 posts
  • Wedding: May 2015

It’s really beautiful! Why don’t you like it?


Post # 9
1207 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@Elrodien:  I love all the windows in that room! Very nice….

Post # 10
173 posts
Blushing bee

@Elrodien:  I think you are burnt out on planning 🙂 Your venue looks awesome – LOVE the giant windows and the pretty garden view. What time of day is your reception? If it’s at night, have you been seen the room at night?

IMO, there are a few minor things that make it look “dated” 70s/80s – the carpet, the lighting (the white spotlights) and the windows a little. These will all look much better in the afternoon/evening, versus the middle of the day. And no one is going to notice those things, esp if your reception is at night and/or the lights are dimmed. The windows, oh well. You’ve got giant 70s windows with a gorgeous view – tradeoffs!

Regarding the christmas lights, can you incorporate other light elements with the centerpiece/on your table to kind of get *some* of that effect? I’m thinking battery powered tea lights in a mason jar with or without clear glass pebbles on the bottom, or tumbled glass in white or your wedding color(s). Some nice, diffuse, soft light.

Post # 11
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I definitely think if you think of different decorating options you can turn this into what you want 🙂  And that doesn’t mean you’ll have to spend a ton either!  Just think of what you picture on your day and work to make that venue what you want – think of it as a canvas and not an end 🙂

Post # 12
6447 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Elrodien:  I think it’s a really pretty room! I love rooms with tons of windows like that!

Post # 13
568 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

It looks like a nice room to me! 🙂 I agree with @ittybittykittycommittee that you are probably just burnt out right now and the venue will look better once its decorated and lights are dim. Everyone will be in there having fun and no one will notice the carpet.

Take a breather and revisit it a week or so. Looks like a great deal and the garden looks beautiful and will probably look even more amazing especially lit up at night!

Post # 14
2501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Elrodien:  Are you in southern IL?  I do not see how you can swing an outdoor wedding in November…Your guests will be cold and unhappy. I would not have an outdoor ceremony in IL past September…

I do think for what you are getting the venue is great! Love the windows. No place is perfect!!

Post # 15
1891 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

It is quite lovely. I asked my FI what he thought of it and he says it is REALLY nice. We both think that sometimes we expect way too much as a comparitive society. My FI said that some folks are happy to have a wedding in their back yard. Our expectations for things should not be too high. It is really pretty and you can decorate it to be more your style. It will work out fine, there is no need to change venues now…

Post # 16
537 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 1993

I really like it.  The windows are great and the tables look beautiful, but most of all it comes with so much and you can afford it. i think you will decorate it beautifully.  

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