Can't choose between 2 places

posted 3 months ago in Venue
  • poll: What venue would you choose?
    1. Countryside restaurant : (6 votes)
    20 %
    2. Small castle : (24 votes)
    80 %
  • Post # 2
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    1375 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I think it comes down to your priorities.  What’s the most important?  Food, budget, guest comfort, kids comfort…what’s your entertainment set up and which place will be most conducive?  Both places are beautiful and very picturesque so it really depends what look you’re going for on that end.

    You got a tough choice bee.  While I’m budget girl, food & entertainment was my top priority so I’d first try to see what I can do about the catering for the cheaper place and base your decision on how flexible they are.

     

    Post # 3
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    169 posts
    Blushing bee

    For me, food is beyond important so I said “oh no” as soon as you said the food for the restauraunt was meh … 

    but like PP said…it is about YOUR priorities….. 

    Trust your gut, Bee….I bet you already know the answer ^_^ 

    Post # 4
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    2358 posts
    Buzzing bee

    The white room at the restaurant is pretty, but you lost me when you said the food wasn’t anything great.  Good food and drink is what really makes a wedding enjoyable for guests.  

    Post # 5
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    2946 posts
    Sugar bee

    mikuru :  I can tell by the way you describe the two that you are leaning more towards the castle! and it is stunning.

    Honestly, they are both great. If budget is not an issue, i would go with that one. Especially because it has better food options and more of a wow factor. 

    Post # 6
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    1211 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

    CASTLE.  All day every day.

    Post # 7
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    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    The first place doesn’t look very weddingy to me, so theoretically I would prefer the castle. But I noticed both of them include water (i.e. swimming pool, pond)? With so many kids I would be very worried about them falling in if the access is not restricted. Unless you have a dedicated child-minder, it would also be rather nightmarish to parents, as instead of concentrating on your wedding they would be constantly on look out for their kids.

    Post # 8
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    25 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2020 - New Orleans, LA

    I went to a wedding a couple of years ago and I only remember two things: the food was HORRIBLE and the DJ was HORRIBLE 

    IMO those are the two things guests care about the most. Even if the first venue is pretty & picturesque (which it seems) if the food sucks you’re gonna have dozens of unhappy people at your event. 

    When it comes to the issue with the kids – I find they end up running around with each other or dancing all night. I wouldn’t stress too much about trying to keep them occupied 

    Post # 9
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    745 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Another vote against the mediocre food. Guests will definitely remember that above most other things! Either go with the castle or keep looking 

    Post # 10
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    905 posts
    Busy bee

    mikuru :  The castle for sureeee. If its still within your budget, old castle hands down!

    Post # 11
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    2786 posts
    Sugar bee

    Don’t worry about the kids. It is a parent’s job to make sure they don’t fall in the water or get into trouble otherwise. They will have a blast on the dance floor. Coloring books at their tables might be a nice touch. 

    I would pick the castle because of the food.

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