Post # 1
Hi fellow wedding bees, I have a 911!!!!
I can’t get married in my original ceremony location, it’s a long story but its awful right now. I need to locate an inexpensive site that expects a couple where (one is divorced but not annulled (I mention this in case you suggest a catholic religious site). I am getting married on friday, may 16th, 2008.
I already have my NJ reception location so we would love to keep it near North NJ or NYC due to the fact that my FH has elderly parents. I been scouring the internet but everyone is asking for loads of money and I dont have it. I thought with all all our expert present & future brides, someone will send me a solution.
Thank you so much!
Post # 3
Is there a reason why you can’t (or won’t) have the ceremony at the reception site? Seems like that would be the easiest way…
Post # 5
I don’t suppose you’ve hit up your knot.com boards? I know they can be scary, but women on there usually have really great suggestions for specific questions like this.
Sorry I can’t be of more help – what a rotten situation!
Post # 6
Have you looked at any public parks? Frequently they are very reasonable to get a permit/rent for this type of thing and they often have pavillions if the weather is rainy. You can then hire an officiant for the ceremony for a bit more. Parks could also include some historic buildings. My Boyfriend or Best Friend was married in an old meeting hall in a small town in CT. It had the charm and feel fo a church but was not religous (important to them) and was economical.
Post # 7
A few suggestions:
Governor’s Island — http://www.govisland.com/Facility_Rental/default.asp
Kirkpatrick Chapel (part of Rutgers) — the fee is $600 — I don’t know if that’s over your budget – http://www.kirkpatrickchapel.rutgers.edu/KirkpatrickChapel.htm
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown — http://www.arboretumfriends.org/weddings.php
Post # 8
I actually saw someone get married in Hoboken along the water, which was really nice.
How about a golf course or country club? If your willingto get married at 4:00 – most places have nothing going on at this time on a Friday, so they should be willing to give you a good deal. Did you block a group a rooms at a hotel – maybe the hotel where your friends and family or staying or the hotel where your spending your wedding night.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2018 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA
Are there any non-denominational chapels in the area that would marry you? Or perhaps there is a park (as tberry suggested) or public memorial/pavilion kind of area that you could use and hire an officiant.
Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box…. is there a cool library or historic home in the area that would work? A restaurant that has a private room that you could use for the ceremony, and then use their bar for a pre-cocktail hour before moving to your reception venue? Does a friend have a big backyard that they’d be willing to let you use? A B&B? A cool old train station? Get creative!
Post # 10
if you are open to nyc, st paul’s chapel at columbia university is fairly low maintenance, since they are university-associated. i am getting married there and picked it because they do not have any religious requirements. i believe they charge 1150 for a ceremony, but i would check with them for availability asap. they will give you a 2hr time frame during which you can take pics/have your ceremony. hope that helps!
Post # 11
I’ll try Hoboken Parks now.
Post # 12
Thank you, thank you. Keep sending!
I am calling St. Paul’s today and Central Park, hopefully there are more ideas and I’ll find my plan.
Wedding bees rock, why would I go to the Knot.