Post # 1
I have found that no venue is ever going to be perfect and there’s always going to be something you aren’t fond of.
I’m still in the process of selecting a venue, but I’m just curious — what is that thing or two you don’t like about yours?
Post # 3
@regit45: I had venue regret for a while as the venue we ended up choosing was nothing like what I’d picture myself getting married at, but the pluses outweighed the bad and DH’s parents loved the place the best (that fit in our budget within our location parameters too – two things that limited our options). I wanted somewhere romantic with a beautiful nature-filled ceremony spot. I also would have loved to have a completely outdoor wedding, but my relatives would not have liked that so that cut down our choices since we had a large guest list.
We ended up going with a modern museum in the middle of a busy city, no nature whatsoever lol. I hated the white bare walls in our reception space but uplighting helped and I splurged on decor. I did love our venue in the end, but it took me a while! 🙂 I was good at reminding myself the whole point of the wedding was to marry my love and in the end it didn’t matter where as long as we were married!
Post # 4
@regit45: the overall location- probably 15-20 mins from nearest hotel, 40 mins from our farthests guests (we are having shuttles from hotel and we are also having ceremony at the venue to cut down on guest inconvenience)
I also dont like that nearly every Saturday was booked save for winter months ( in IL, thats not good!) so we had to do a Friday date with no real discount 😛
Otherwise it is perfect!! We can’t have it all can we? haha 🙂 good luck in your search!
Post # 5
@regit45: I loved the look of our venue! Unfortunatley, so does everyone else and tourists stop by all the time. We had the venue rooms rented out to ourselves of course, but there were alot of strangers milling about for pictures etc. I wish it was alittle more private, but it was my favorite by a long shot.
Post # 6
@regit45: I love it but I wish that it was a one stop shop. Instead I had to use a rental company, a caterer, a bakery, etc. I say this mostly because it is a DW for us (even though it’s FI’s hometown).
Post # 7
The one thing I dont like is the lack of any outside grounds/scenery. But I LOVE EVERYTHING else so we booked it anyway!
Post # 8
The chairs were ugly, there wasn’t *great* greenery (thought time of year definitely hindered this being possible), and the getting ready rooms could have been nicer. Otherwise? I loved it. 🙂
Post # 9
@regit45: The bathrooms are not on the same level as our ballroom. Annoying.
Post # 10
the only thing i don’t like about my venue is that it is really big. it seats up to 500 people and we are having no more than 250. it’s a challenge trying to figure out ways to decorate it to make it look smaller and a little more inviting.
Post # 11
Our in case of rain ceremony plan, and the fact that there is no dedicated “bridal room”. But after our first venue cancelled on us, we were left with very few options who still had our date open:(
Post # 12
There will be construction going on right next to ours, so our vows might be drowned out by like a sledgehammer or something. Ah well!
Post # 13
The rain plan, if it rains our ceremony will take place in the reception room everyone sat like they would be for dinner at round tables 🙁
Also the reception room is tiny 104 people max but I can cut guests for the beautiful outdoor space right on the water!
Post # 14
The chairs. Not sure yet what I’m going to do about that.
Also, no separate room for the groomsmen to hang out/get ready. They can get ready in the men’s bathroom (which is really nice, not icky or small or anything) and hang next to the bar inside the reception room if they don’t want to mingle with guest as they’re arriving.
Post # 15
I wish the main room was wider, so we’d be able to have the ceremony and reception in the same room.
Post # 16
Absolutely nothing…it is perfect for us. We’re so happy with all our choices. 🙂