Post # 1
So for the past couple months my FI and I have been planning on getting married in the ball room at this beautiful girls boarding school by our house. The school was built in the late 1890s, and the flooring and a lot of other stuff is still all original. It is an INCREDIBLE ROOM! It has a grand staircase that I was going to walk down, and then meet my dad at the bottom. It also had a lovely fireplace that we were going to get married in front of as our altar. It was going to be about $900 to have our ceremony there.
Well I talked to the gal who is in charge of the facility rentals, and she says that it is likely our event won’t get approved by the board. She has that because they are so low on funding right now, they can’t afford to staff our ceremony. The would have to pay people for cleanup and stuff like that. However, it is still an option that we get the ball room, we just have to wait for the board to decide
So, we have option #2. This is an adorable chapel that I wanted to get married at growing up. IT is your stereotypical white chapel with a steeple and bell tower, and an amazing pipe oregon on the inside. It is lined with mahogany pews, and it is clean, crisp, and simple inside. It is absolutely adorable. We were planning on getting married here until we found the ball room. IT is only $500 to rent the chapel for the entire day.
What would you do? Even if you found out the ball room was available, would you save the extra money and have the event at the chapel?
Do you think one venue is better than the other? and why?Would you go for a more traditional venue or an alternative venue?
Any input would be greatly apreciated!
Post # 3
I would do the chappel. But I’m also on a tight budget lol
Post # 4
ooh tough choice….the good thing is that you have two awesome options and it’ll be a great wedding no matter which one you go with. i’m all about the alternative venues, but as a non-christian a chapel venue like that was never a possibility. that chapel is realllly cute. and affordable. but that ballroom is gorgeous. i know i’m being so much help right now, huh? i guess i would probably see what the board says about your wedding. it sounds like they will probably make your decision for you (by turning you down).
Post # 5
I’d go with the chapel personally. I think it’s actually really nice inside and you’re saving a ton of money. The only plus side I can think of that would make me want the boarding school is the fact that you could probably get some awesome photos and it’s more unique.
Tough choice! Maybe just go with what looks better for your theme (if you have one?)
Post # 6
I would pick the chapel…it’s gorgeous and you won’t need much additional decoration PLUS you have 400 extra dollars to put toward your reception.
Post # 7
I’d pick the chapel! But I must be confused what about a reception?
Post # 8
Is this just for the ceremony? Not the reception?
In that case I would go the traditional route, save the money, go with the chapel.
Post # 9
I think the chapel would photograph better, the lighting looks much more amenable to that. Maybe that should be a factor?
Post # 10
I love the ballroom- but I would feel like it’s more of a reception space- if you had to really think about it- and you’d save a ton of money/heartbreak with the chapel. Not to mention it is very beautiful.
Post # 11
we already have the reception venue… its a history museum.
Post # 12
Iam having my wedding at a similar place to your ballroom. I loved the idea of getting to come down a grand staircase. I even picked my dress around it. If it is your dream to come down the stairs then wait for their decision. At least try for the dream.
Post # 13
I like the Ballroom, elegant. You can tell the ballroom meets a dream about walking down the stairs to meet your dad, that would look lovely. Pray for the ballroom.
Post # 14
I would do the chapel, I would hate to hear if the board approved me or not to use the ball room. The chapel is beautiful too.
Post # 15
I would do the chapel, too. Especialy since your reception venue is pretty unique.
Post # 16
While the ballroom is lovely, I really like the chapel.