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‘Cause mine does! Sometimes I think it has a little too much history (oh, only hundreds of people we’re killed there) but its still pretty damn cool.
Our venue is a British fort that was used during the French and Indian War. It’s been the home to many massacres in its time and its said to be haunted. Actually, Ghost Hunters (I think they’re on either A&E or the Sci-Fi channel) just did a “hunt” there a few months ago. We’re not getting married in the actual fort, rather next door in the hotels ballroom but we definitely plan to get some cool pictures in the fort (if we’re allowed).
I found this picture of an old postcard featuring our venue and I thought it was gorgeous. The pic isn’t of the fort but rather the hotel taken many years ago. It still has some of those features but its definitely been modernized in recent years…
Does anyone else’s venue have history?
Post # 3
We got married at the home of President Andrew Jackson. The place definitely has history–and so does the man who built it. Not all good either (Trail of Tears, for example). He did, however, have an absolutely gorgeous home.
Post # 4
@mrsmdphd: Thats awesome! I love venues with character.
Post # 5
We’re getting married at the State Game Lodge in Custer State Park in the Black Hills… It definitely has history. President Coolidge and President Eisenhower used it as their summer retreats. Teddy Roosevelt is said to have stopped through there while he was in South Dakota. The Black Hills in general are riddled with history. I just love our place.
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Mary Flinn Lawrence, a Pittsburgh philanthropist, created Hartwood with money she inherited from her father, William Flinn. In the 1920s, she and her husband John Lawrence asked architect Alfred Hopkins to borrow design elements from a manor house the Lawrences had seen in Broadway, Oxfordshire, England. The result was a stately 31-room slate-roofed stone house constructed around a great hall.
Mary transformed the grounds of her estate into an equestrian arts showcase, building riding trails that extend for miles, show rings, steeplechase layouts, and ivy-covered stables. The stalls of the stables are made of varnished oak.
The Allegheny Parks Commission bought 400 acres (1.6 km2) of land and riding trails from the Lawrences in 1969. Mary’s death on October 29, 1974 permitted her Hartwood estate to open to the general public.
Post # 7
Our church was the first catholic church in the area built for Slaves to worship at.
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Post # 9
Our’s was an old Woolen Mill that burned down a long time ago. I can’t remember the year and I’m too lazy to look it up 🙂
Post # 10
Everyone has such beautiful venues!
Post # 11
I LOVE my venue because of history. My venue was owned by a Greek Man in the 1800’s that was part of the Cotton trade. I am too lazy to tell much more than that so if you really want to know here is the link to the history of my venue. http://www.benachihouse.com/history/
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
@Nola: I LOVE the look of the old New Orleans plantation houses!
Gorgeous venues, ladies. Mine has a bit of character too, it’s one of the older buildings in Sydney (which is a fairly modern city in comparison to others around the world) and it’s gorgeous: once a private residence, then a monastery, now.. a function centre? 😉
Post # 13
@caitmarae… AWESOME! it looks beautiful! Is a place like that prett pricey?
I guess you could say our venue has history… since ITS A HISTORY MUSEUM!!!! 🙂
Post # 14
@kelmac: OMG THAT PLACE IS TO DIE FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post # 15
Yep, our venue is on the college campus where Winston Churchill gave his “Iron Curtain” speech. It also houses pieces of the Berlin Wall. Very cool.
Here is a picture of the church.
Post # 16
@heatherrobyn: Well, it’s not cheap! lol. In terms of other area venues, it’s on the more expensive side but we scored one heck of a deal since I have a past relationship with the venue coordinator. Without the deal, it would have been tough to afford it. It’s been my dream venue for years so I am beyond ecstatic that we’re actually getting married there.