Post # 1
Hiya all bees!
Im aiming for a vintage look wedding and found the perfect venue… althought it was pricey- its an old cottage converted into a restaurant on a quiet beach (the sand is literally on its doorstep)… the problem is 1. its pricey 2. it got BAD reviews as a restaurant… ppl said the food and service was bad and that it wasnt worth the price!
I also have another venue where the food is great, but it literally looks any old restaurant so its pretty meh… its also not RIGHT on the beach- there is a road in between, but it does have beach views… the price is slightly lower ($10 per head lower)
Which would you choose?
As I bride i want spectacular photos of the old cottage, but as a guest I know food is important!
Post # 3
Opt for great food. Or find another venue all together? Is that possible? We were really proud that our guests loved our food!
Post # 4
I guess it depends what is more important to you and your fiance. Food is REALLY important to us, so I would vote for the venue with better food.
Post # 5
Perhaps keep looking. Or another alternative. Choose the place that has great food and consider finding a place that would make for great photos that’s nearby. Some places will allow you to take wedding photos for a modest fee even if you don’t host your wedding there. Could be a good alternative.
Post # 7
Can you taste the food at the cottage venue that you love? That way you would know first hand, rather than just relying on reviews. If you don’t do a tasting then I would opt for better food.
Post # 8
I think definitely keep looking – they may have a good night & the food may be mediocre, but what about the service. I know from experience that service at weddings very important to the overall experience. You don’t want aggravated guests at your wedding; and more importantly, you don’t want to have to worry about trouble with food or service on your special day! Keep looking or at the other place, spruce up the ambiance: bring in draped partitions to line the wall, drape the ceiling, hang kissing balls; to get closer to the vintage feel you are seeking!
Post # 9
@StarryNight2011: Ive been there and its OKAY- like maybe mid range restaurant level, but the prices are pretty much on the fine dining end so you paying for more the venue
The only other choice is to hire out a “function center” on the beach, but it would mean i have to bring in chairs and tables etc myself and find a caterer… Im not sure if that will be an added stress for me!