Using two very different venues for my wedding. Your thoughts?

posted 2 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
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6021 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Personally I think it’s a bit dischordant. The two venues are so completely opposite. I also think it’a going to be creating a lot of complication to change venue after cocktail hour, especially considering that people will be drinking before driving to the Delta. Can you hold the ceremony and reception both at the Cabin venue and hire a full caterer? As a guest, I’d find it kind of awkward to enjoy cocktail hour for a bit then have to pack up and go elsewhere.  Can you cut back on photographer, dress or floral budgets to make the Delta work for the entire event?

Post # 3
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2593 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Personally, as a guest, I would find it a bit odd.  For one, the venues are soooo very different. And like Horseradish mentioned, I don’t think you want people having a few drinks and then getting in their cars to drive somewhere else.  

Post # 5
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6021 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Chi.Berry:  perhaps this is a sign that the Delta, despite being beautiful, is just not the right venue for you. If you have to cut too many essentials (examples would b great!!!) to make it work in a logical and guest-friendly way, you may need to continue your venue hunt or adjust your overall vision.

Post # 7
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1377 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Chi.Berry:  I think it’s reasonable to plan the day for you and your FI, yes, it is your day….but that doesn’t mean you can blow off guest comfort entirely. 

“And my fiance has really expressed that he didn’t want guests having the need to cab, or drink and drive. So another hotel is my only real option.” Well, no. Your other option is to make things much simpler and choose one venue. You just don’t like that option, which means you aren’t considering it. <br />

If you don’t like the answers you’re getting, that’s fine and dandy. But I do think it does say something when you’re only getting answers you don’t like. 

 

Both venues are absolutely gorgeous, but I would agree with PP. They don’t match each other, and I think it would end up being costlier and more work than you think to force them to coordinate. 

 

If you aren’t worried about guest comfort at all, why not just pare down the guest list and save money that way? Less people to herd from point A to point B, more money to spend on venue(s). 

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