Post # 1
So I’ve been mulling over my list of venues for about 2 months now, trying to narrow it down…along with the basic “vision” so we can start the visiting this summer. He wants outdoors & no hotel ballroom or golf course view…so I’ve been looking at vineyards and ranches, and now, private estates.
I’m in the Los Angeles area, and there are several available in the Malibu vicinity. This one’s most recently caught my eye… http://villasancti.com/
But I can’t find any reviews on it, and in general there aren’t as many reviews out there for private estate weddings. I’ve heard they get $$$$ since you have to bring everything in… has anyone out there fully looked into this sort of thing? Or had a wedding at a mansion somewhere? Was it worth it? All the extra rentals & shuttling…. Anyone know of a blogger with a venue like this?
I’ve just been stalking/googling other peoples wedding photos to try to discern what I can from the images at these sites..but it’s a very spotty method I assure you…
Post # 3
You know, there are a lot of VRBO.com folks who might be open to the possibility…I think the people that are already advertising as available for weddings are going to be your most expensive since they know there is a market for it. You will have to bring in tables and whatnot which can get expensive, and provide insurance, but its a creative idea. Good luck!
Post # 4
thanks willynilly, true that could be cheaper, although.. I’m not sure whether it’s worth going with an inexperienced venue for the savings…the practical side of me imagines all kinds of unexpected nightmares if the property owners aren’t already a little “broken in”.
I’m prepared for it to be expensive in general…I just want to know if other who have done or are considering the same think it’s “worth it”. A friend of mine threw an epic wedding at a mansion in Montecito, and another friend held a big wedding in her brand new home…both had insanely gorgeous weddings but both had some regret over the expense and trouble.. is it just them, or should I heed warning?
Post # 5
Hmmm, what were their reasons for not liking it? And all weddings are a pain, it might not be venue specific. 😉