Post # 1
Basically, we went to look at Caversham House today, which has long been my dream venue. FI and I were just blown away, they’ve done some renovations recently and I’m just in love. All of my worries and things people had warned me about, I asked about and got good answers and I’m not worried. It is expensive but great value for money.
The only reason I am still hesitating is because it is such a popular wedding venue here in Perth and I feel like it might be a bit “cliche”. I’m in love with it and think it perfectly suits our whole vision for the day, but my MOH seems to think it is a bit done to death and that our wedding won’t be unique – it will just be the same thing so many other people have done so many times before.
This is the marquee part of the venue in SMP:
This is a garden ceremony (ours will be in a stunning indoor area, but we will have photos in the gardens) and the reception in the actual “house” which has just in the last few weeks undergone renovations so it isn’t so “dated” (the draping and the fairy lights are gone I promise and replaced by charcoal grey panelling like a headboard but covering the wall).
So bees, thoughts?
Post # 3
Well, I’m not an Aussie so please take my opinion with a grain of salt. If you and your FI love the venue and any fears about the venue itself have been assuaged, then I say run with it.
Your MOH is your friend and you are right to take her counsel into consideration. That being said, it’s not her wedding. In my opinion, it is just as (if not more) important to find a venue that you love, that your FI loves, and one where you both want to get married. If it suits your vision for your whole day and you love it, what are you waiting for? 🙂
Best wishes booking your venue, whatever you decide!!
Post # 4
@lemiller: Haha thanks so much – of course it doesn’t matter if you’re an Aussie!
You sound like my voice of reason that’s exactly what I needed to hear.
I think this venue has the ability to be so classy and gorgeous and even if other people are getting married there all the time, at least I can see why! I was just struggling with not being different for the sake of being different! 😀
Now to save up the deposit and book it! YAY!
Thanks again 😀
Post # 5
I am an Aussie, and frankly I think you should go with the venue you love. Who cares if plenty of other people are booking it too? Your wedding is going to be unique and about you, and I’m sure there will be enough personal touches to distinguish it from anyone else’s big day!
Post # 6
eeek! how exciting!! we’re still playing the saving game as well, lol 🙂
Post # 7
It’s absolutely stunning!
Post # 8
Who cares about being unique when you can have something you love?!?!!?!
Go for it!
Post # 9
There are only so many venues to fit any particular style. Any church out there will have done hundreds of weddings! Don’t stress about being unique. Just go with what you love and what suits you and your fiance.
Post # 10
@ParisM: That place is GORGEOUS!
Here’s the thing.. In a few years from now, nobody will remember your wedding the way you do. If you love the place, go for it! You will look back on your pictures fondly, glad you picked such a gorgeous and special place for you. You won’t have anyone elses pictures or memories there to compare it to in 20 years! And honestly, there are only so many “unique” details anyway. Do and pick what you love, you won’t regret it!
Post # 11
@Arrowchan: You’re right! I just need plenty of personalisation in there 😀
@lina010: Thank you!
@Miss Jackrabbit: Exactly!
@MrsSmitty: I didn’t think of that at all! Touche! 😀
@jessicadarling: You’re so right! I want to look back and not think “oh it was trendy” but it is so timeless and elegant and stunning.
Thank you all so much – you’ve totally quelled my worries 🙂 Yay that means I’ve found my venue! Eeeeeeeee!
Post # 12
Australian cities don’t really have a huge variety of venues compared to some other countries I think. The pictures of that place look great so I would definitely go with it (unless like 3 of my other friends had been married there). It’s quite similar to our venue in Adelaide – English stately home with gardens and marquee.
It’s a bit like how everyone went off Canon in D as processional music because everyone apparently used it but since I’ve been going to weddings in the last 10 years not one bride has had it for her procession. So I feel like I can use it without being cliche now, haha.
Post # 13
Have the wedding you want, not anbody else (other than your future spouce!). If you love it and can afford it, then go for it! If yyou start trying to do your wedding to make other people happy or to impress people, then you’re just in for a world of hurt. Know what’s important to you and do what works for you! And the venue is beatiful!!!
Post # 14
Beautiful venue- if you love it, go for it!!
Post # 15
my fiance and i got some “unwanted negative feedback” about our venue choice. It caused us to go and search around for a bunch of others – but at the end of the day we ended up coming back to it, because it just felt “us.” Go with your gut and your hearts.
You’ll find plenty of ways to make it you and make it unique.