Post # 1
These are our current venues:
They are beautiful, but they are pricey. And they are 10 minutes from each other. I don’t want to spend the money, and I wanted ceremony and reception to be in the same place.
Here’s the place I wish we’d booked:
The house. Bride’s dressing room, groom’s dressing room, cocktail hour.
They have a few ceremony locations, but this one is my favorite.
And the reception location (outdoor pavilion).
(I don’t own any of these photos, I pulled them from a Google search.)
I brought up my venue regret to FI and he said to contact the venue and see if they have any availability for this fall. I called and left a voicemail, but I’m not hopeful. They book really far in advance and really quickly. But I’m willing to compromise with a date change, a Sunday wedding, whatever. Fingers crossed, right?
Post # 3
Good luck! Both are gorgeous!
Post # 4
I think they are both very pretty, but I do wish you luck with changing if you do want to go that route!
Post # 5
Well they have one weekend day left in October – a Sunday, my birthday haha. Their only other open dates are in July and that would be too hot for us. FI and I are going to discuss it when he gets home from work tomorrow. I put a hold on the date in the meantime so no one can take it! I hope this works out – allowing myself to get a little excited now 🙂
Post # 6
The only problem I see is that the new place seems to be very weather dependent. What are you going to do if it rains or gets unseasonably cold? Is there a back-up area?
If so, and you can afford to lose your deposit, I say go for it.
Post # 7
OP — both are beautiful. i hope you get what you want!
Post # 8
@HeyKaraoke: I agree with previous posters … Both venues (or should I say all three venues?) are gorgeous!
EffieTrinket made a good point about the new venue being very weather dependent, though. I’m not sure where you’re from, but I know October can get pretty cold in Omaha. One year my fiance and I went to a wedding (he was a groomsman) in early/mid October (the 10th maybe?) and it snowed several inches! If that seems unlikely, though, I’d still check to make sure there are other areas for the ceremony and reception that don’t involve being outside in case of rain. Otherwise, if you’re comfortable losing your initial deposits, I say go for it!
Good luck! I’m sure you’ll make the right choice for the two of you and have a gorgeous wedding!
Post # 9
haha i def wouldn’t get married on my birthday, but i love the reception area in the new venue.
Post # 10
Y’all make a good point about the weather. The pavilion has canvas sides tucked away against the ceiling that can be rolled down and tied in the event of weather and 6 heaters in case it gets too cold. As for the ceremony, the main room in the house can accommodate 60 people seated for a small ceremony. Any more than that and it will have to be under the pavilion. I’m okay with that. I have loved this venue since we toured it last May and I’ve been kicking myself that we chose somewhere else.
Post # 11
@HeyKaraoke: Since you love it so much, I hope you get the venue you want!
Post # 12
Both are very nice. I’m always about saving money though, good luck.
Post # 13
Both are beautiful! I hope it works out!
Post # 14
@HeyKaraoke: so did theyget back to you?
i had serious venue regret and changed the location last week (2 months before wedding) and i feel much happier now. i did lose a deposit though!
Post # 15
In my area anyway, an outdoor wedding in October is RISKY (though I don’t know where YOU live).
Also, if it is cold, do they have preperations, like maybe a bonfire area, warming lantern things or some other means to keep guests warm? If not, maybe July wouldn’t be so bad, especially if you have a late afternoon ceremony.
Will you get your deposit back from your other venue?
Edit: I just read your last post. I’m glad to hear they have a backup pla in case of poor weather. Good luck hope it works out for you!
Post # 16
i think both options are very pretty