FI & I booked a venue for the wedding and at first I thought it was okay – he really loved it and was eager to book, so I went along with it. It was very early in the planning process and I think we got ahead of ourselves and now I’m having major regret.
Every time I look at the venue it just screams tacky and not me at all. It’s at a catering hall known as a ‘factory’ and I feel so much dread over it. I don’t think it looks classy, or elegant, or nice at all. I think my guests will walk in and go “Yuck, what was she thinking?”
This is the room we booked:
**The room is being redone (thank god) so the murals, floor and walls will be totally changed. The ivy is coming down from the skylight, a white marble floor will be put in, and the walls are going to be white as well. They’re also putting in an uplighting system.
When it’s done, it will be this style (this is another room, we couldn’t book it, but the way it is designed/decorated is how our room is going to look when it’s remodeled – all the white, etc.)
But obviously in the other room, so the skylight is smaller.
I just don’t know what to do. FI loves the place, we have to make another payment soon, and he’s getting angry at me for second guessing. I just don’t feel excited about it at all. 🙁 I kept picturing something much more traditional, understated, and warm/intimate. This is not it at all but I feel like I’m stuck because FI is refusing to help me look anywhere else.
@MrsCreeToBe: I’ve been there!!!!! Good gracious, OP, you have nothing to worry about. It is not tacky at all. Elegant, streamlined and grand were the words that came to mind for me in viewing the original video you posted, and based on my memories of being there. I have no idea how the word “factory” would be associated whatsoever, so don’t get stuck on that word as its reference. Their plans for the redo simply brighten what is already gorgeous about the room. Stick to it and congratulate yourselves on a great find of a venue.
EDIT: If you want to keep it more traditional and warm, stick to a warm color scheme and gentle decor.
OMG no- it is beautiful!! I love the skylight and I think the whole (renovated) place looks so elegant. You will have a beautiful wedding there!! Uplighting would look great there too if you like that.
@MrsCreeToBe: I think its lovely actually, really light and airy and has an elegant vibe
Its so easy to start second guessing decisions – i am the WORST for this, and my fi has no patience with it. I do think men like to make decisions and move on, most arent big on second guessing
but as a complete stranger with no vested interest in telling you anything – i dont htink its tacky at all. promise! i like the floors and general look. I think with colours you can give it a warmer look
I hope I can make it nicer 🙁 The other thing is, the night of our wedding there is already another wedding (and still room for one more) booked at the same time, which is freaking me out quite a lot. Just feeling very down about it.
I think your venue is absolutely gorgeous, even the way it is now. It will probably look more “modern” once the changes are made, but honestly, where I live, that place would probably go over as one of the nicest/classiest locations you could imagine.
If you are still worried about decor, just make extra effort to include your own personal touches. Go crazy with table runners, chair covers, candles, lighting, paper lanterns, personalized napkins, etc.
I can’t imagine anyone finding anything wrong with that venue at all.
@MrsCreeToBe: I’ve been to Jericho Terrace quite a few times and I’ve always had a great time there. I think it’s a beautiful place and definitely not too gaudy like a lot of Long Island venues tend to be. I think when they scale back on the Ivy and you get your decorations in there it will be beautiful. More importantly, I hear they’re great to work with and very accommodating. They’ve definitely been accommodating to the wedding guests in my experience 🙂
I think both spaces are lovely. It’s easy to have regret once you have a lot of time to think about things and time to pick apart every little thing you see as a potential flaw, which seems the case here since you booked quite early. In the big picture, I think this will be beautiful. Once you get decorations, and delicious food, and a beautiful cake and lively music and all the love of your friends and family in there, you won’t even notice the minute things that you once didn’t like!
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