Post # 1
And then there was the Shaw Center, a great museum that is slightly over budget, none of the vintage appeal I like, but I do love the modern asthetics, I could totally drape that terrace with hanging crystals and orchids, tres chic… and it will still have my chandelier-esque type feel…
the views are like nothing else in life it is stunning…
I can’t post any more pictures because they have stupid rules on it… check it out here…
Post # 3
I like it! Your wedding would be so chic!
Post # 4
Looks classy, I think people would be very impressed. It has that knock-your-socks-off quality.
Post # 5
I felt the same way. Actually we both did, and we were convinced we were never going to find anything we liked and could afford, but it happened. As for this place, it’s nice, like you said it’s easy to dress up.
Post # 6
dont worry crebre we still havent found ours!
Post # 7
I think it looks beautiful! You could really dress it up and make it your own. Choosing a venue was hard for us too, although we have a limited budget, so it made the options much narrower lol.
Post # 8
I think it’s very pretty. I hope you find something soon hun.
Post # 9
((hugs)) the search can be incredibly frustrating. Remember a few months ago when I posted and was like, “OMfreakingG I have searched through everything I can think of and nothing is right!!!!”? 🙂
I think the curse of a site like WB (or your job) is that we see all the amazingness that is possible, so it makes it really hard to ever settle for something that isn’t 100% perfect, complete with angels singing and unicorns dancing.
You’ll find a place though. I know you will – and you’ve got time to fall in and out of love with a few more before you book!
Post # 10
I like the look of the Shaw center, but keep looking if you are not 100% in love. Maybe you can comb through blogs of local photographers and review weddings that they have shot? I actually found my venue by looking at photographer’s blog. One gorgeous wedding popped up with pictures of a ceremony being held in a gorgeous maple tree grove and I just had to figure out where it was held. That location ended up being our venue.
Post # 11
With your skills, you can totally turn this place into something vintage and romantic and less modern.
Post # 12
@everyone: y’all all rock out!! this place is over budget and not by a few hundred by 800!! I am saving money on a lot of other things but I just think it’s against my principles to go so far over budget and not get everything I want. Heck since there is no discount for this one, I would totally do it on NYE overlooking the freaking river I mean come on with the pricing, but then my wonderful fiance would remind me that the reason we are doing a Thursday day time wedding is to keep costs down by keeping the guest list in check.
and yes the search has had me in tears. I have literally searched about 10 or 15 venues so far and none is “just” right and just in budget mind you lol. And the fact that M isn’t 100 percent sold doesn’t help. I have been out with clients and getting things together for events that I have coming up and I am quite afraid that the window of finding something is closing quickly. but as M says all the time we are getting married on a Thursday so there’s no real fear of it getting booked, I am totally a planner (literally, figuratively, professionally, and personally lol) and I am ready for this to be DONE.
Post # 13
omg girl you have been engaged weeks. I’ve been engaged months and i have no freakin clue where we’re getting married! lol
Post # 14
Oooh, I definitely think you shouldn’t settle. I did when I chose my first venue… and then found the PERFECT venue that I’ve now booked!!!
Look EVERYWHERE. Literally, I’ve looked at nearly 200 wedding venue websites. We’ve emailed art galleries and museums and just about anywhere that has a big open space. I know I shouldn’t tell you this b/c you probs know, but I’m telling you so I hope you have the push to find the venue of your dreams! You won’t regret it!!!
Post # 15
@corgs: i feel that i am soo behind. for me professionally i’m feeling like a failure because i know better and i know what needs to be done and when, but as a woman getting married it’s insane lol!
@labor: omg i totally know, i just have to sit down and get a chance. i mean this is just insane that i cannot find what i am looking for and in the price, i mean i’m getting married on a friggin thursday morning!!! the thing that is bothering me the most is the non-flexibility of most of the venues here. i mean they won’t do a decrease in price nor even change the food schedule and it’s not like they will have seven THURSDAY bookings that day, you know? but i guess i have to move on with that. but there is also the fiance who hasn’t really found anything that he likes because we have two different aesthetics, i love vintage he loves modern so that’s another huge issue. the bed and breakfast would have been my choice if i was marrying myself (it’s the cheapest, gave the best package, and is sooo pretty etc). however i’m not marrying myself so we’ll see
Post # 16
@cre lol at the “marrying myself.”
What about a museum that has a vintage feel to the items, but more of a modern floorspace? Or an art museum of the same type? From the venues you posted, they seemed to lean towards one of your tastes or the other! 🙂 Good luck, I know it is SOOO hard, everything in my city is like freakin expensive to rent!