(Closed) Glen Echo Brides?

posted 8 years ago in Washington, D.C.
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

my cousin actually had her wedding reception at Glen echo park – in the bumper car pavilion – it was beautiful πŸ™‚ lemme know if you need tips on anything i can ask her πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I loved Glen Echo, but my parents/groom hated it so it was out for me.  I know there’s a few bees lurking on here that are having their weddings though.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m having mine there!  Renting the carousel and got a deal for Posh Photo Booth via the knot this past week.  We are going to set up croquet in front of the pavilion, bringing our tandem bicycle and hiring a mariachi band for our cocktail hour.  Are either of us hispanic?  No, but mariachi is so fascinating and the music so joyful I feel like it will work there.  Also going to get me some gtown cupcakes.  I too love to stalk out wedding ideas for Glen Echo Park.  Question for you – where are you having your out of town guests stay?  Are you renting a bus for everyone?  That is the thing on my to do list that I’m stressing over for some reason.

 

We are going to do blue and coral/peach as our wedding colors.  I have to admit, my fiance and I will stop there on Saturday nights to check out the weddings going on and we have seen a lot of people use turquoise and red as their wedding colors.  Did you get your caterer yet?  I contacted all of them and found Matters of Taste gave the best price hands down.  I really liked Ridgewells and Main Event as well, but they came in at a much higher price points.  PM if you want to chat about GEP!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Haha, Lolo, I didn’t even realize it was you!  I MISS YOU!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I miss you to! πŸ˜€

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m getting married at Glen Echo in eek 6 weeks!  We are using Matters of Taste and we also got a photobooth.  We’re doing the turquoise, yellow, red thing with popcorn centerpieces and huge paper lanterns.  Bees are welcome to come by…we stalk weddings as well πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@kritter, we may take you up on that offer!  Congratulations!!! 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m a little late to this thread – but I’m a glen echo bride, too! We’re getting married next June 15 (Friday) in the cuddle up pavilion and having our reception in the bumper car pavilion and renting the carousel for our cocktail hour. I am SO excited.It’s one of the most magical places!

We still have to look into the caterer – can anyone give me a ballpark on what they spent per head? We’re aiming for under $60pp, and we just want a simple buffet – maybe barbecue.

πŸ™‚ Thanks!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@cuendillar: Did you ever find out the prices for the different caterers? Was anything under $60/person? I’m planning on having my wedding ceremony and reception there too! But knowing I have rentals on top of everything else does bring a little sticker shock. 

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am also getting married at Glen Echo next summer, Aug 5. We are going with Matters of Taste. We are having a carnival theme cocktail hour and BBQ lunch and it is coming to about 47 Dollars a person. Their rate includes, tables, table cloths and the chairs as well and they give you the option of using nice disposables or china. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The catering costs are killing us – they’re double what we thought they’d be.  I don’t know if we grossly underestimated it, or if we’re being charged a premium by everyone because you’re only allowed to use approved caterers.

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