Post # 1
Fiance and I are open to pretty much all options. We were thinking Destination Wedding in the islands. Then we were thinking vineyard wedding (Childress Vineyards in NC). We also considered lake/mountain weddings (saw a beautiful wedding on here in Emerald Lake, Canada). We’re in NY, moving to SC, with family and friends spread throughout, so we don’t really care about the actual location of the venue. But, we’re torn about the type of venue to choose (beach? lake? vineyard? farm? garden? backyard?!?! HELP!)
The only thing we both know for sure is that we want something that has an outdoor area (at least for the ceremony, but I would like my entire reception to be outdoors) and somethign that has beautiful views (most important!).
We’re planning on a small, intimate affair (probably 35 people, definitely not more than 50). No date set – we will pick a date based on the venue. We’re open to all of 2013 or else even 2014, if we must.
Please post the name of your venue, the location, a picture and the price (if you don’t mind!). This might really help us pick something out.
Post # 3
Our venue was one of my favorite things about our wedding. We were married at Claxton Farm in Weaverville, NC (10 miles north of Asheville). Beautiful views! The ceremony was outside, dinner inside and the rest of the reception folks could be either inside or outside. We had 68 people at our wedding.
Another vineyard in NC that has some beautiful views is Raffaldini.
We also considered Castle Ladyhawke (too hard to get to), the Crest Center (run by the same people as Claxton but not pet friendly) and the Highland Lake Inn.
Post # 4
We got married at a resort on a lake in Ontario, Canada.
Post # 5
We’re getting married at Sugar Grove Carriage house in Kentucky
Post # 6
I dont know how to upload pics on the ipad. Here’s a link to our venue http://www.purpleorchid.com/weddings/. The venue is a spa/inn located on an olive orchard. Outdoor ceremony with indoor reception. Guests will stay two nights at the inn.
Post # 7
Dana Villas, Santorini Greece 6 July 2012
Pur wedding coordinators- Poema weddings
Photographer – Thomas Gallane
The view was out of this world!
Post # 8
@KellyLouise: Ummmm…..totally jealous!! What a beautiful place! I’d love to go to Santorini someday!
Post # 9
oh mah gawd.. it’s so common in NY to have a wedding in a hall that is usually a country club and while the grounds are nice, there is just no comparison to these views.. *drools*
keep ’em coming, girls!
Post # 10
This was taken from the balcony in our venue overlooking the Savannah river.
Post # 11
Ours is a golf course and the clubhouse looks out onto the course with mountains in the background. I don’t have pics though! But the grounds are gorgeous.
Post # 12
Our reception venue is a rustic lodge on the cliff overlooking the south coast of Wellington, you can see all the way to the South Island on a clear day. It’s stunning!
This is what it looks like inside the lodge
Post # 13
Goregous venues! We’re getting married in a small outdoorsy town located at the base of the Rocky Mountains on the banks of the Arkansas River. It’s an old industrial building with exposed brick, high ceilings with metal beams and large windows, and a brick patio that extends from the doors to the river.
Post # 14
We chose the Terrappin Creek Lodge in Alabama. We both used to canoe on the creek when we were younger, but recently investors have been buying up all the land surrounding the creek and aren’t very welcoming of people floating the creek. We love the huge fireplaces outside (getting married in January) and plan on having the ceremony in front of this one:
Post # 15
Riverside Inn Cambridge Springs, PA. historic victorian hotel and ballroom/banquet hall with gardens, cost for venue $1 per chair. Delicious food at $20 per plate. $200 to rent reception space if you have under 150 guests but with several spaces and sizes to choose from. The gardens extend much further back than you can see in the photo and have several flowers and a beautiful little river that runs along one side.
Post # 16
I am from Calgary and we had our wedding at The Juniper Hotel and Bistro in Banff. It was great! We had an outside ceremony on the terrace snd reception in the bistro/lounge. It is not a trafitional venue but perfect for 110 ppl and we had the whole hotel for the weekend. Emerald Lake Lodge is beautiful but I think can’t accomodate larger (100 people) weddings. Although it is perfect for a small private gathering.