(Closed) Frustrated Newbie

posted 5 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

Are there any venues on the beach that might have a balcony overlooking the beach? Or a ballroom with big windows facing the beach? That way you have it as the backdrop, or you’re still outside just not actually ON the sand?

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

What about a restaurant venue? My cousin who lives in FL rented out a restaurant (or maybe the back portion?) and there were huge windows with gorgeous beach views but we were nice and cool inside in the AC! The restaurant of course provided the food and it was perfect for a more intimate space for fewer guests.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

Also, if you’re having a smaller wedding, look into beachfront restaurants… they most likely have a balcony and can fit a smaller party. And then right there is your bar, the catering, etc….

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

You may want to post this under the local boards, for best results.

There should be wedding expos coming up in Jan/Feb in your area- those can be great ways to find venues. For you Mom- could you arrange for two strong men to help walk her and/or navigate a wheelchair for her? I believe there are special wheelchairs you can rent that work on sand- other bees have posted similar situations before. Even if she doesn’t use one normally, it might be something to consider for the wedding day.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Also check out some bed and breakfasts and inns. Sometimes you can rent them out and have weddings there (and stay there as well!) and maybe you could find one on the beach.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I went to a really beautiful wedding at the Powel Crosley Estate in Sarasota – the ceremony was set up on the back porch, cocktail hour in a pavillion on the property near the water, dinner inside the hall, and dancing was on the porch/lawn area.  I have no idea how much it cost, but the bride did very minimal decorating because the venue was so stunning.  You could watch the sunset over the water, and I think its elegant enough for whatever gown you purchased.  I think there were a few estates on the water in Sarasota that she looked at.

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