Post # 1
So my fiancé and I are planning an early January wedding in 2013 in Central PA. Right now we are between two venues the Carlisle Ribbon Mill and the Cork Factory Hotel. Have any of you checked out these venues or even had your wedding reception there? What did you think about it? How was the pricing? We are doing a wedding of about 70 people so not too big. Budget is defintely our main concern as both he and I want a nice reception that won’t break the bank (don’t we all!). For centerpiece we are thinking either a two tier cupcake tower on each table or wine stopper candelabras with tea lights and table crystals. So two very different looks and I can’t decide which I like better. Any thoughts? I am attaching some photos so you all can see what I am talking about for the wine stopper candelabras. The cupcake tiers would eliminate the need for a cake table as the cupcakes will be our cake that we serve and we will put a topper on our table to actually cut. I have these two very different ideas, any thoughts would be helpful! Thank you in advance!
Post # 3
@Ailleacht29: This probably won’t help you much because I haven’t had a wedding there, but I live downtown less than a half mile from the Cork Factory and I LOVE it! I have had a number of friends get married there (or do rehearsal dinners at the restaurant, also a common choice since it is delicious and beautiful) and they have all had nothing but good things to say about the staff and they felt the pricing was very fair.
Tough decision on the centerpieces! We are doing a cupcake tower at our wedding (along with a small topper to cut) for all the reasons you listed and I am really excited about it. I like the idea of putting little towers on each table (convenient for the guests and knocks out the need for other centerpieces), but it does obviously mean you don’t get to set up a “cake table” of sorts… which could be a good or bad thing depending on whether or not something like that is important to you. I really love the wine bottle candelabras though! We are using wine bottles in our centerpieces too and I think it looks very cool. Wine bottles would also very much go with the cork theme at the Cork Factory, if you did pick that venue.
Good luck!!! I’m not sure where you’re located, but if you ever need a bee in the Lancaster area while you’re planning, don’t hesitate to reach out.