(Closed) And now I’m torn…

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which venue?
    Original : (18 votes)
    75 %
    Theater : (6 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
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    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Girl, if it will be cheaper and it is what you really want, stick to your guns!  This is your wedding, and everyone will have to travel to some extent.  Your original venue is lovely, and when the objecting family actually gets there and sees everything on your day, they will likely shut up 🙂    Your original venue also sounds like it will save you a lot of plannign stress, so I say stick with it!

    Post # 4
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    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I like both, your original slightly more (mostly because of the carpet in the reception space at the theatre), but a thought for the ceremony, have people seated on the stage, sort of like a theater in the round or thrust stage seating to take up the space, so they can see the whole theater without it feeling empty.

    There was a wedding on Four Weddings the other week that was held in a theater, if you needed any ideas for logistics.

     

    Ignoring your family’s opinion, if you had found both locations on your original venue hunt, which would you have chosen?

    Post # 6
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    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    So the theatre pictures are in the first link and the original venue is the two pictures?

    I like the ceremony space of the original venue better. The small stage is really lovely and would take hardly any effort to decorate, while the large stage of the theatre would be more of a challenge.

    The theatres reception area is super cool with the stone and columns–very unique, but the large room of your orignal place is really pretty an dramatic.

    I’m torn as well. I think they both are gorgeous and have their advantages. I think if it was my choice, I’d stay with the original.

    Post # 8
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    1526 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @Corilee13: Ok so I couldn’tfind your first venue to compare but that theatre is sooooo gorgeous!! I would choose that place in a heartbeat! And I wouldn’t worry about all the empty seats! I saw a wedding at another theatre and the place was huge! It had like balcony seating and everything but there were probably 30 people in the audience and to me it didn’t look weird at all, it looked amazing.

    Edit: Just figured out the link is the new venue and the pics posted are the original venue!! I love the original venue!!! I think it has more character and charm then the new place! And if it’s cheaper than that’s even better!!

    Just want to confirm that the pics posted are the original venue and the link is the new venue? lol sorry I can be thick sometimes!

    Post # 9
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    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @Corilee13: Theoretically, yes, it’s hard to see how big the stage is but assuming it is the standard size (since they use it for musicals it should be), you could stage people people around. It would just depend on how you set it up

    Post # 11
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    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Go with your heart. Which venue does it yearn for? They are both spectacular places and gorgeous for your theme!

    Post # 12
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    588 posts
    Busy bee

    @Corilee13: just something to think about….. I have been to two weddings at the Crown. Food was TERRIBLE!!!! both weddings were a mess, not sure if that was the bride/families or if it is the staff at the location.

    I have never heard of the other location, so can’t review that. But I personally would not recommend the Crown.

    What about :  westend wedding

    Post # 14
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    1501 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    You have to do what you want and put aside what the family is saying. I love your original space. And it has so many +’s with the caterer, dj etc.

    Post # 15
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    588 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m not sure if it was the actual wedding party or the venue, I just know I have had two bad experiences there….. don’t want there to be one for a BEE! =)

    I am happy to help you look around! West End wasn’t as modern as I thought it would be in person. What about the Crystal Ballroom?

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