Post # 1
Hey everyone! I’m having the hardest time deciding on a venue for our wedding next year. We’re most likely going with Bold American for the caterer, so I’m trying to find a place that they work with. Definitely looking for something with high ceilings, big windows, and preferably indoor/outdoor space. So far we’ve looked at King Plow and Trolley Barn. I liked both of them for different reasons, but am not sold on either yet.
Any of you bees have experience with either of these venues? I’d love to hear your thoughts to help make my decision a little easier.
Also, have any of you used Bold American for your caterer? If so, what did you think? What venue did you use?
Post # 3
@MrsBot: Hi! My Fiance and I are also strongly considering the TB for our ceremony & reception next fall. It’s got such a great vibe to it! I’d say the benefits of the TB are that you can bring in your own caterer and alcohol which is a huge savings; maybe this is possible at KP, too? I’m not sure. Also, at the TB if you are “giving your alcohol away” as opposed to having a cash bar, you can have your caterer designate one of their servers as bartender and save even more dough. I’ve seen lots of pictures of both TB and KP, and I think the biggest difference is whether you want a rustic-in-the-city vibe or an industrial-cool-loft-in-the-city vibe. I think they’re both fantastic spots! I’m sure both could be decorated according to what you want (I know TB allows draping and it changes the rustic feel dramatically! – check out this example: http://www.thetrolleybarn.com/weddings). What vibe are you going for? Do you have your dress? If you do, what style is it?
Post # 4
@[email protected]: Thanks for replying! We decided to go a completely different route and ended up choosing Fernbank. I really do love Trolley Barn and it was hard to pass up the idea of getting married there. The main deciding factor was the backup plan in case of rain. I wanted to do the ceremony outside, but if it rained we would have had to do it in the downstairs “bonus” room. It felt like a basement office to me or something. It’s such a small thing to go on, I know, but I just couldn’t get past it.
One of my favorite parts about Trolley Barn was the bar outside. The way it lights up at night is so pretty. I love good lighting and in that respect I think Trolley Barn has a lot going for it.