(Closed) I’m fed up with this venue business.

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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2947 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

If you live where I think you live, have you considered the capital? I used to live in MGM and I know the drive isn’t that far. They’ve grown in the last few years and they have decent venues downtown. My friend got married in the Alley Station and it was gorgeous and affordable (at the time…)

Post # 4
Hostess
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@SouthernGirl: *HUGS* Venue searching is by far the most difficult part of the planning process.  What is your dream venue and what are you hoping to find?  It sounds like you’re thinking church wedding, and then a reception someplace?

Everything will be okay!

Post # 5
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2947 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@SouthernGirl: Dunno what denomination you are, but Frazer Methodist hosts weddings too. It’s a huge building. Not sure if you have to be a long-standing member, but we’ve even used their space for non-religious events.

But eloping is ok too! I know how frustrating this process gets… ::hugs::

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@SouthernGirl: I’ll ask my friend for advice. Her agency works with the realtors in the city and she was actually one of the first to use the event space. She used A Social Event for catering and the caterer is really friendly and easy to work with. Her budget was $9k (dress, venue, catering, everything) total if that helps.

Embassy Suites might be affordable these days. Since they have competition from the Renaissance, I’m sure they’re in more of a haggling mood.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@SouthernGirl: The Alley Bar has an event space too, if you’re ok with it being in a bar, technically. :p The space has an entrance from the outside too. I think they allow outside caterers.

And yeah, they’re a little big for 80 guests! 🙂

EDIT: Ohh parking. They do have that space across the street, but it gets packed on the weekends. Paid parking is available a couple blocks away but that’s annoying.

Post # 11
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2947 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@SouthernGirl: How about Montgomery Museum of Fine Art? Or the park at the Shakespeare Festival?

I have a friend that works at the Shakespeare Festival and can inquire for ya.

Post # 12
Hostess
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@SouthernGirl: Don’t you worry! You will find a venue!  Just keep in mind that this is the worst of it all and once you’ve selected a place you love, the fun will begin!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@pengoala: Ditto to this…once this is taken care of, the rest will come together. 🙂

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@SouthernGirl: Haha, no problem! Exhale! Things will come together one way or another. 🙂

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