(Closed) Albuquerque Brides?

posted 12 years ago in New Mexico
Post # 77
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Hi girls! I am still trying to pick a venue…and I came across the Elena Gallegos open space. Kind of an interesting idea for a venue since it is basically a covered patio, but you can bring your own caterer or cook all your food yourself! Has anyone heard or seen anything about a wedding in the open space? I cant find any info except engagement photos!

 

And when I lived in Albuquerque, I was a very faithful monthly customer to Casa Verde on San Mateo. They are much more down to earth and friendlier then the staff at the Mark Pardo salons, IMO.

Post # 78
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@CellaDee: Before we decided to have our wedding in North Carolina, I looked into some bed and breakfasts as options here in Abq.  I’m not sure, but maybe Sarabande (on Rio Bravo, but fairly close to Alameda) is the one you heard about?  Other B&Bs Casa de Suenos, Chocolate Turtle, and Heritage/Spy house all looked pretty.  I never priced any of them, but I liked the idea of having the whole facility for the wedding and guests.  Good luck finding a place!!

Edit: If you are considering Santa Fe at all Bishop’s Lodge looked amazing.  There were also a few bed and breakfasts up that way that I also thought looked nice.  πŸ™‚

Post # 79
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@Butterfly119: I know that’s it’s becoming a place for weddings (3 Saturdays in Sept-2011 were reserved). My FH & I went up to look at it in May but couldn’t because of a wedding. Sweet William Photography had pictures of a wedding there. Weddings do occur there, but you might not be able to find them because maybe they’re not “blog-worthy. It’s a beautiful, casual location. πŸ™‚

Post # 80
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@Butterfly119: & CellaDee : The Albuquerque Garden Center also rents out the facility. You can use any caterer you choose and they can accomodate up to 250 people.

http://www.albuquerquegardencenter.org/rentals.htm

The one problem I had was that there is no eating outside in the garden. They have plenty of tables and chairs. It has a place for a ceremony. I don’t know what your planning, but it might be worth a look. Hope This Helps

Post # 81
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@StarryNight2011: Any idea what the price range is for Bishop’s Lodge? I keep hearing so many good things about it! πŸ™‚

Post # 82
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@CellaDee: I went and visited Bishop’s Lodge in February. The package Kristina (the wedding catering manager) gave me listed the least expensive buffet at 54 per person and plated at 59 per person. Plus taxes and service fees. I know there is also F&B minimums, and I don’t know if there is an additional ceremony site fee.

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@dez091011: Thanks so much! I will check Sweet William out and see what pics they have. I am definately leaning more on the casual side since we can’t get our guest list to behave! 150 people is the bare minimum list at this point.  The open space seems perfect, but I am worried about rain. There isnt a rain plan if we choose there! And I have the Garden Club on my list of things to go see. πŸ™‚

And If anyone has any questions about locations, I’ve been to a bunch of the more reasonably priced ones and I have kept all the handouts they gave me!

Post # 83
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Heads up ladies! If you haven’t found a dress yet, now’s the time to visit Bridal Elegance by Darlene. She’s have a sample sale… 50% off Maggie Sottero! πŸ™‚ Too bad I already bought mine. πŸ™

Post # 84
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We have a gift certificate for a wedding cake from A Cake Odyssey and then ended up winning a free wedding cake from another bakery. We have a $300 gift certificate to be used on a wedding cake that we will sell for $120. The gift certificate has to be used on a wedding cake and expires 1/2012. Please PM me or email me at [email protected] if interested. This a GREAT deal from a really great bakery, if we hadn’t won a free cake we would be using it ourselves.

Post # 85
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The A Cake Odyssey gift certificate is sold!!

Post # 86
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@Butterfly119: What did you wind up deciding? I had posted on another thread of yours telling you I am getting married at Elena Gallegos, but in the double shelter ampitheater area. We absolutely love the location and I have plenty of pictures of it that I will post in case anyone is interested or wants to know more about it. I know that the Kiwanis area has shelter so that is a definite bonus!!! Best of luck to you!

 

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