(Closed) Non Traditional Venue

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

When we were thinking of having a wedding at home we looked at warehouse type/barn  venues and setting up long banquet halls. Could you do something like that?

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Maybe try looking at museums or landmarks?  I personally am getting married at a zoo and was pleasantly surprised that they have a really extensive wedding package already planned out!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We’re getting married at a baseball field before a game (and before they open the gates to the public) and the reception is the game.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re getting married on a riverboat. Totally excited!!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I second the museums and landmarks. I don’t know if you can rent Liberty Science Center, but it’d be really cool.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m not sure if these are near North Jersey or if they have the correct capacity, but I found them on a site for barn wedding venues!

  • The Barn at Perona Farms (Andover) is a recently renovated dairy barn available for private parties such as rehearsal dinners, weddings and fundraising events for 40 to 200 guests. Please contact 973.729.6161 or visit http://www.peronafarms.com.

  • Chimney Hill Farm Estate & The Ol’ Barn Inn is in Lambertville, on the Delaware River opposite New Hope, PA. Call 609.397.1516 or visit http://www.chimneyhillinn.com.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Look for places you think would be good venues and call. Don’t assume they won’t do it- I’ve been really surprised by where people get married. We’re getting married at an amazing 1920s style theatre. We checked out historic places, arboretums/gardens, museums, estates/mansions. Google is your friend.

On another note- @elysion- a zoo?! That’s amazing!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Or maybe the Morris Museum? The Liberty Science Center? A lot of places are maxed out at 180ish, but if you get a tent, you could have more!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@BookishBelle:  OH, NYPL. I die. What a beautiful place.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We’re getting married at the Los Angeles Central Public Library. I love that it’s not a traditional venue and they aren’t chareing traditional wedding prices. 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

It is interesting tht NYPL won’t allow a religious ceremony. That is not an issue here in LA.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@love108:  

@WithLovein2012:  

We’re getting married at a library too, at the music conservatory of the university where we both went/met: http://www.peabodyevents.library.jhu.edu/photogallery.html

If that didn’t exist and wasn’t connected to our relationship though I’d be begging the Fiance to have it at the NYPL in a heartbeat, lol, I definitely knew they did weddings before SATC Tongue Out

 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I would ask the national theatre, libraries, farms, botanical gardens, the zoo, art gallery, etc…. just keep calling around until you find something you love in your price range.  It might take some time, but it’s worth it.

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