Post # 1
Anyone else get married or getting married at the Chapel Dulcinea in Dripping Springs/Austin?
We are getting married there on the evening of Sunday, October 3, 2010 and I am worried about the possibility of rain or other bad weather…..
Anyone else have this happen to them there? What did you end up doing?
Also, did anyone pick and use their “Elegant Reception” package? How was it?
Thanks in advance for any info.!
Post # 3
Hi getwiggly =)
I am also getting married at Chapel Dulcinea… November 27, 2010. Our wedding reception will be held at a restaurant off 6th street – Parkside – in their upstairs event space.
Rain is my biggest worry… if the rain is too much, our backup plan is to have the ceremony at the restaurant.
Here’s a link to a wedding at the chapel and it rained… even with the rain, the ceremony was still gorgeous!!
Post # 4
Thanks for the reply, Miss Dulcinea!
Yeah……I am worried about rain, too…..light, sporadic rain we can handle and still have the ceremony……it’s the “torrential downpour/flooding/mud everywhere” rain that has me worried! Lol!
I even found some cute umbrellas at “Charming Charlie’s” that have the same black damask print I am using and match! So I picked up a couple……just in case-lol!
I get the impression that if one has to cancel (and, theoretically, “reschedule the chapel for free”) that is fine, but if you have booked the $500+ dollar reception package and have to cancel, you are out of luck and just lose your $$??
I can lose the $100 deposit and be okay w/that, but NOT an additional $500+ dollars! So……I am looking for a restaurant venue, too, at this very short date (90 days out–yikes!) O_O
Who are you using for an officiant? I still need THAT, too! Ugh! Planning this from Houston has been a challenge! We are only having about 30 guests, but still, it has been a pain.
Thanks,again, for your reply and have a great Chapel Dulcinea wedding day w/beautiful weather! 😀
Post # 5
Awwe, you are too sweet! Wishing a perfect, sunny day for you both as well!
I completely understand about planning from a distance, we live in the Dallas area and wanted a smaller wedding (65 max) so that’s why we decided on a “semi-destination” wedding. Also, who doesn’t love Austin?? 😉
We’ve been to Austin three times in the past several months on weekend trips… it’s been nice to get away and see some vendors at the same time. During our last trip we met with Dr. Harold Guess. I have to say, he has by far been the nicest vendor we’ve met. He spent a lot of time with us and has performed lots of ceremonies at Chapel Dulcinea and other venues in Austin.
Regarding the chapel’s reception package… I’m with you, I would hate to spend that amount of money just to be lost due to weather! Good Luck with finding an alternate location!
Are you going to have a rehearsal? I’m a little worried about not being able to schedule a time and having to squeeze between ceremonies. Hopefully, I don’t pick the same time as another bride!
Post # 6
Thanks for the officiant referral! I think I had seen an ad for his website, too, so I will definitely check him out.
We are not planning to do a rehersal, at this point, since everyone there is just basically immediate family and a couple of close friends, so I figure that things couldn’t go sooo horrible that anyone should care?? LOL! We are only having 2 attendants each (maid and matron of honor, best man and one groomsman), so hopefully we won’t screw this up! <now kinda second guessing this decision….lol>
Still working on a restaurant venue for a reception and back-up ceremony location…..if worse comes to worse and I don’t find anything, I figure that I can always go ahead and book the reception package there on pretty short notice or just rent their tables and chairs and we just wing it w/a self bought cake and such….not my first choice, but it will all work out in the end.
Again, thanks for the referral and best wishes!
Post # 7
Best wishes to you as well!! =)
Post # 8
I think it’s a beautiful choice. However, in the early stages of our planning we talked about having a “wedding” there (we are a same sex couple) for our local friends who might not make it to our legal wedding in Iowa.
We discovered that the Chapel Dulcinea does not allow weddings on weekends that are not legal / recognized by the state. This made me mad, so I scratched it off my list.
Just an FYI for anyone who is wondering.
Post # 9
My sister in law is getting married tomorrow at Chapel Dulcinea and there is a 30% chance or rain! Is it something about that region that makes it rain so much or just the season? Luckily, her style, everything from the wedding to her personality is laid back. So we will have fun! If it does come in, don’t stress! I am sure you can find ways to improvise and have fun with it. I have seen so many wedding pictures online, where the bride and groom added in the umbrella as a prop that they sooooooo needed and the photography came out amazing and very playful yet romantic!
My sister in law is hosting her reception in Round Rock at the House on W. Main, where I ended up having my reheasal dinner last minute at the end of August. Her guest list hits at about 65-80 people. The perfect # for a venue of this scale. This venue is definitely worth checking out for all you budget conscious brides. The rates are one of the lowest I have seen by the hour and the full scale packages are even more surprising. It’s a really cute and charming, antiquey house that provides you with tables, chairs, florals, an in house wedding coordinator, Christina Alfonso from Ventana Productions. She was a blast to work with at my Old Hollywood Glam wedding at Mercury Hall in South Austin.
She was the one who introduced me to The House on W. Main. She was then hired by my sister in law to plan out her last minute wedding goals and worked her a great deal with this gorgeous venue, perfect for her close friends and family, intimate wedding reception. Tomorrow will be spectacular, rain or shine…
Check out their in house caterers! The food is fabulous. Take your pick! I love all types in general but went with the Asian Fusion dishes because presentation wise, it displayed well as far as color and textural appeal and my husband is half Korean, so we liked throwing in the Asian influence, while staying true to his cultural background. Not that it’s necessary, but it just made sense for us. It meant a lot to his family and all of my Mexican/American guests were obsessed with Me So Hungry being our caterer of choice!
There is a lot to choose from, just remember that you can stick to your budget by not holding back on asking these venues for what you truly want! And if your not a negotiator, I highly suggest you use one, even for that task specifically, as it will save you a bundle if you work with the right one who knows how to low ball and keep a haggle going.
Good Luck! Will show my pictures sooooooooooon. I promise!