Post # 1
So I’m recently engaged looking to get married in the Central NJ/Philly/Bucks area. I looked at the Washington Crossing Inn in November and LOVED IT. Then, we looked at other venues and the more I saw, the more overwhelemd I got. Nothing seems to really match up to WCI, except I have some concerns about the ceremony…
I want to do my ceremony and reception at the same place. I know that a potential downside to an evening wedding at the WCI is that the ceremony is outdoors, close to their outdoor restaurant, which could make this ceremony noisy and intrusive. I also disliked the idea that they hold 2 weddings on Saturdays – one AM and one PM. (I’m fighting to have it on a Friday).
So….anyone have any experience at the WCI? There’s no doubt in my mind that it’s an amazing and scenic place. I’m just driving myself crazy w/overthinking it.
Post # 3
@jdgetshitched: I called them for pricing but never got out there to see it. I would be a bit put off by two weddings in one day.. that seems a little hectic. I would just narrow it down to a list of pros and cons as well as a list of what’s important to you in a venue and go from there. What’s more important to you? There are a LOT of venues in our area so I would scour partyspace to see if anything else catches your eye.
I picked our venue (Hilltop House in Devon) because we needed a place that took outside catering (hiring one of my girlfriends who is a prof caterer), that was historic and that had a good backup plan in case of rain. Call me a cynic, but I’m just a planner and I wanted to have a wedding somewhere where the backup plan for rain was just as nice as if it didn’t rain. The first place I fell in love with (Colonial Dames of America in Philly) has a beautiful outside garden but the rain plan just didn’t work for me. So I would just go with what is most important to you and go from there. Best of luck!!