- 6 years ago
- Wedding: March 2016 - Enoch Turner Schoolhouse
As weddings keep happening around me – all big, grand, larger-than-life, at VERY expensive venues – I can’t help but feel like the venue we chose will not be as memorable or even significant when our wedding happens 🙁
We’ve already booked, and paid our deposit. I know it’s still 7 months away, and we can cancel if we want, but I think I just need reassurance that this is the venue for us. We paid $1000 and both ceremony and reception will be held there.
We’re getting married at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse in Toronto for March 2016. St. Patrick’s Day to be exact. The green beams in the venue are perfect for the holiday, and that is pretty much the only “green” we are incorporating. Our theme is vintage – centrepieces and decor. Centrepieces are hardcover vintage books, with lanterns and florals will only be baby’s breath to keep it sweet but simple.
Aside from the great deal, I fell in love with the windows – with the natural light coming in for where we will stand while we say our vows. Picture below:
Here’s a ceremony in action:
I want to add “drama” by lining the aisle with candles:
The venue also has a “classroom” so that when the ceremony is over, the caterers will “flip” the room to be reception-ready. We will have h’ors douvres passed around by servers and cocktails in the classroom. Here’s a couple shots of the classroom, I figure with some floral centrepieces, that would be ok? I think it’s serves as a great room to keep the kids entertained too with some coloring books and toys when they get restless during the ceremony/reception?
When the main hall re-opens again for reception, it will look like this with round tables (top) or with long banquet tables (bottom)
We are not planning on getting different chairs, we are using what the venue is providing – the dark chairs with cream seats. No chair covers. We are trying to not spend if unneccessary. The round tables are “extra” because the venue only provides the long tables. I just feel like the round ones are more “fancy”?
I guess I am doubting our venue because I’m worried my vision is not captured – or my ideas won’t make it romantic enough to fit a wedding event! The last thing I want is for the wedding to feel more like a birthday party LOL
Cancelling at this point is still do-able, but I feel like if we do, I’ll regret it. Also, I am not a banquet-hall type – which is why I liked this in the first place.
AGGHHH so torn!!!
What would you do decor-wise if you had this venue? Any suggestions? Please note financially we’d like to keep it at a bare minimum.