- 10 years ago
- Wedding: October 2009
So. Fiance and I booked the perfect wedding/reception venue … a rooftop and indoor events room at a visual arts center. It’s perfect for us — urban, sleek, modern. We are going to have the ceremony and cocktails on the roof, dinner inside, dancing afterwards on the roof.
Here’s the thing. This venue is very new — it just opened this summer. This means they don’t have everything down to an exact science. This is good from the standpoint that they are more flexible than they might be if they had been doing this for 10 years, but also means that it is occasionally difficult to get a definite answer on something. Additionally, the site coordinator there is nice, but very scatter-brained, which certainly doesn’t help.
Our rental is supposed to be for 11 hours. But the coordinator is saying that’s with a two-hour setup and one-hour tear down. She said it again that we can only access the site two hours before the event starts. Our ceremony and reception will only last five hours, so what is going to happen to those other three hours? Meanwhile, even though I’m enlisting all my family and friends to help decorate, it’s going to be very, very hard to set everything up in two hours, and people are going to have to somehow get ready for the wedding during that time too.
I don’t think this sounds right and I’m about to sic my caterer on the site coordinator, just because she’s a lot more of a "bulldog" than me (and much more experienced). Has anyone else encountered something like this???