(Closed) Church without Roof?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Worker bee

Wow, I’m not religious, but that is a totally awesome looking ceremony venue.  Is it big enough to hold a reception inside?  If not, could you tent the reception next to it?  I have no idea if a place like this would let you attach anything to the walls to use to block the weather.  You should contact them and see what they say as it’s probably a common question and they’ll have a preferred way of dealing with it.  Otherwise, buy a bunch of black umbrellas and yellow/gold striped scarves….harry potter theme sounds fun…Seriously you have ot find some way to hang a bunch of single candle sticks across the top.  Just google harry potter great hall for pics.

If they will let you hang stuff, why not look for some tapestry/flags from HP?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

First of all, I think it is AWESOME!!!!!! that you are having a Harry Potter themed wedding. I sincerely hope that you post some pictures of it!

As for the roof cover, I imagine it would be pretty hard to do since the building is so tall but you could call around to rental companies to see if they have a large enough tent. Worse case scenario you could rent some tents and set them them up outside the building.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@shavri: Oooh! I love the idea about the umbrellas and scarves! Also, I think it would be so cool if there were red, blue, green, and yellow umbrellas each representing one of the houses in their own labeled umbrella stands (blue = Ravenclaw, etc.). Maybe then guests could choose which house to affliate with?

Post # 6
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Newbee

Hi, I’m another waiting bee (I mostly lurk). I logged in just to say that that venue is beautiful… and perfect for a couple who can’t decide (or agree…) between getting married indoors or outdoors. It reminds me a lot of Mrs Poodle’s gorgeous outdoor chapel (http://www.weddingbee.com/2011/06/01/handmade-amor-our-chapel-and-rings/#more-200476).

The umbrella idea is pretty neat. As far as decoration, if feasible and safe, you could suspent strings of fairy lights to form a sort of roof. These could be switched off for the ceremony, and switched on for the reception, thus serving the dual purpose of looking Harry Potterian (compare the candles suspended in the great hall) as well as changing the mood of the space as the event progresses.

Something like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/91043275/ or this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1990134004/in/pool-partyrental/

Also, apparently you can sometimes get tents with clear roofs, so maybe you could maintain the beauty of your venue and stay dry at the same time! I have no idea how much they would cost though…

Good luck!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would also suggest tenting the reception outside, next to the church.  This will allow your catering staff to complete set-up and any last minute decorations during your ceremony.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hmm… As soon as you said Harry Potter I thought of Bill and Fleur’s wedding in the tents outside. You could do that for the reception and I think it would be gorgeous! 

http://sweetchicevents.com/blog/hp7-bill-fleurs-wedding/

http://eventsbyheatherham.blogspot.com/2011/06/inspiration-harry-potter-wedding.html

EDIT: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=326685.0 too! and this

http://www.fanpop.com/spots/harry-potter/images/24241066/title/harry-potter-themed-wedding-photo

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

If the venue is big enough for the purposes of a reception, one option is holding a cocktail hour outside while they flip the room for the rest of the evening. Either way, though, you will need a tented area aside from the church itself in case of inclement weather.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Thats awesome!

It doesn’t look big enough to hold a reception but I would set up tents on the side of it.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

wow that is amazing and awesome a venue!!!

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