(Closed) Deciding between venues: restaurant edition

posted 5 years ago in Venue
  • poll: Which restaurant? Please include any feedback you have in the comments section.

    #1: CAS

    #2: TB

  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    The last two pics don’t even look like the same restaurant to me — it’s so much better in the night time pic. But since your event will be earlier in the day, I’d go with the first one then. I far prefer the very last pic of the second restaurant with mood lighting, but it seems like it’s not an option. The blank slate of venue 1 is just OK so it will definitely need some decor, but I don’t really care for the existing decor in the daytime pic of venue 2.

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I voted for 2 based on first glance, but after reading your description of your wedding’s style/formality, 1 might be a better fit. It does feel very cold and sterile to me as is, so I definitely agree you’d have to be prepared to spend a decent amount on flowers and decor to give it some warmth and color.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

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    xo_futuremrsbear :  Question, are you having a vegan wedding?  If yes, then go with the vegan restaurant, because they probably have better vegan food than a French restaurant.  If you don’t care about which type of cuisine, go for the French restaurant.  It comes down to food for me.  Food is a big deal to me.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

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    xo_futuremrsbear :  I think centerpieces would be enough if you picked a larger/more substantial style with a bit of color. Something with some height and volume. I’m having a restaurant reception too, by the way!

    Post # 7
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    The first place kind of reminds me of a hotel banquet room or something. Is nice enough but very lifeless.

    I prefer the second one based solely on the fact it will be totally private during your event.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    If food is a priority, I’d do a tasting at both and choose after that (although you’ve probably eaten at #1). I think you can transform either space- you and your guests will remember the food more than the decor

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

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    xo_futuremrsbear :  we got lucky, our favorite restaurant is in an old Southern cottage with tons of natural character, so I’ll be sticking some simple arrangements on the tables and be done with it. Our biggest problem has been my FI’s mom not understanding fire code occupancy limits; she keeps wanting to add more people lol.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    xo_futuremrsbear :  private also is the winner factor for me – though I suppose Fiance can elaborate if brunch/lunch is busy at the 1st place. I wouldn’t want to be in the center of a very busy restaurant even with the curtains. To me that sort of ruins the nice part of having an intimate celebration.

    for #2 if you really wanted to be fun and fancy you could do some sort of pretty paper for the windows to make it darker and more elegant even in the sunny afternoon? (or even curtains on tension rods in like a velvety fabric? though that isn’t nearly as cheap as paper)

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    When I saw the first picture, I thought it was awful.  The 2nd picture of that venue is better.  But that would make me nervous.  Blank slate = could be very good or very bland!

    I’d pick the second because it will be private, it looks a little more cozy, and as a vegan I just have to vote for it!  I think you could “fancy” it up just as much as you could give the other one personality.  Neither are perfect for the vibe of your wedding without some work. 

    However, I agree that you need a tasting first!  Food was critical for us too, and we couldn’t have chosen our caterers without a tasting first.  Also having an all-vegan vs not all-vegan wedding is a big decision!  We went all-vegan and we wouldn’t have done it any other way, but whichever one you choose, I think that decision is much more important than the visuals.  

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