Post # 1
I need some help conceptualizing how to use the space in the McLean’s house for a wedding and create an itinery that respects the space.
I’m considering to host the ceremony, cocktail party & sit down dinner. picture taking will be after the ceremony. I’m concerned about the rental start time – 6pm- that seems too late.
I want a sit down dinner and was hoping for a 4 course meal + a food station. Is there enough room for the maximum allowance of 72 guests in the dinning room? I feel the dining area is too cramped.
Which room is the dance floor? At what point does the bride & groom perform there first dance? Do i have to get a DJ? Where does the bartender go?
How was the food? Event coordinator? Does the staff handle all deliveries and decorations?
Post # 3
@BrideGirl: Hey! Great venue choice!
Would these questions be better suited to ask the folks over at Sunnybrook? I know when I was trying to conceptualize these details the co-ordinator at our venue and our caterer (who both intimately know the space) were very helpful.
Also, I had a co-worker who was married there (before I knew him) and he highly reccommended this venue.
Post # 4
Thanks for your comments. I would hope the event coordinator would be able to help me out. But I like to envision the wedding prior to working with the these venue coordinators. You see, my heart was broken after falling in love with another venue, I could see how it could all work (ceremony, decorations, music). There were a few logistical issues with that venue that seemed to be minor for us and we did discuss them with the event coordinator. But the coordinator seemed indifferent to us, offered us solutions that only created other issues. In the end we felt like we were just another bridal contract and that set off some alarm bells. Customer service is important to us so we decided to walk away before comitting to that venue.
Now that we found McLean House, I want to avoid any further heartbreak. I do plan to discuss with the event coordinator but I need to be confident in the venue space before accepting the sales pitch they offer. Besides I won’t know about the food until I enter into a contract & I’ve never been to the McLean House before. Any insights would be helpful.
Post # 5
Did you book McLean House? I’ve booked it for June 9, 2012.
Post # 6
@MissSporty: Hope your wedding was wonderful! Any good odeas on where to lay out the dance floor? The space is a little confusing
Post # 7
Any ideas on where to lay out the dance floor at the McLean House?