(Closed) October 2012 Brides- Show us your venue’s

posted 6 years ago in October 2012
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I love your October posts!! And of course I love sharing my ring, dress, venue, etc.. so here goes! I love your venue, but I might be biased because I’m doing a hotel wedding too πŸ™‚

Where is your ceremony venue? The Historic Hotel Bethlehem in (you guessed it!) Bethlehem, PA. The ceremony is in the smaller of the two ballrooms.

Where is your reception venue? Same place… cocktail hour is in the balcony overlooking the grand ballroom, then the reception is in the grand ballroom.

Show us your venue? See below!

How did you find it? It’s a historic landmark near my hometown and I didn’t even think to  have our wedding there, but Fiance surprised me with a proposal and suprise venue visits! I actually always thought I’d get married at another venue, which Fiance loved, but it was too outdoorsy and rustic for me. 

Is this everything you dreamed in a venue? YES! Vintage? Check. Elegant? Check. Indoors? Check. Convenient? Check. 

Why did you chose this venue? We wanted a vintage elegant feel to the wedding, and the moment we stepped inside, we knew it was the one. It was built in the 1920’s and is just gorgeous! I knew I had to have my wedding within 30 minutes or so of my hometown because I have a bunch of older relatives who aren’t comfortable traveling, so my venues options were limited, but luckily we struck gold with this!

What made is venue stand out from the rest? Similar to you, just stepping foot in the lobby was breathtaking! The entire feel of the place was amazing. It was the most elegant venue we had seen, we could have reception and ceremony in the same place for Out of Town guests (plus they could stay there too for a reduced rate in our room block, score!), the packages were great, the coordinator was lovely, and I could just picture us getting married there. We also get a complimentary suite for the bride and groom, and all rooms and bathrooms have been updated recently – they look so cool and vintage and have Italian marble all over the floors and walls! Swoon.. and the staff has been SO accomodating even when I’ve been booking rooms for myself and bridal party, they gave me the reduced room block rate for the suites I booked which normally run for $300+ a night! Yay!

Was this venue in your budget? Actually yes. It was the most expensive one we looked at (only because of the stupid service fee – 20%!) but we wanted to keep everything at less than $100 pp, and while cutting it close, this worked!

The hotel:

The Mural Ballroom where the ceremony will take place:

 

 The Grand Ballroom where the reception will take place:

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

This is the Riu Palace in Cabo San Lucas Mexico!

We chose to have a Destination Wedding because we LOVE travel, the cost is great and we dont have to worry about inviting 3rd cousins whos phone numbers we dont even have in our cell phones!!

 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hi Everyone! 

Everyone’s venue looks beautiful!  Here’s the info on mine.  I am so excited!!

Where is your ceremony venue? Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa in Jupiter, FL on the sand dunes overlooking the ocean πŸ™‚

Where is your reception venue? Same place, on the brand new renovated terrace!

Show us your venue? See below!  I put a couple πŸ™‚ sorry they’re so big, I couldn’t get them to resize…

How did you find it? I found it via a google search actually!

Is this everything you dreamed in a venue? Yes, EVERYTHING!  I was torn between having the wedding here in Florida or back in my hometown area.  I am kind of glad I chose here because it is so nice!

Why did you chose this venue? Once we decided that we were going to have the wedding in Florida, I knew I wanted to have a beach wedding.  Since all of my family will be coming from out of town, I wanted to have the ceremony and reception at the same place, and have a nice hotel they could stay at.  Everything is in one place here!

What made is venue stand out from the rest? The staff is so friendly and helpful, and both the ceremony location and reception lovation at the resort are so beautiful!  The price was also very good for what we are getting, and I think the pictures are going to come out great on the private beach πŸ™‚

Was this venue in your budget? Originally, I thought it was going to be out of the budget, but since we changed from a Saturday evening to a Sunday afternoon, we are saving over 40% on the price!  So now it’s easily in the budget and we don’t have to worry so much about the $$.

The ceremony site

The beach and lobby

The hotel rooms, I cannot wait to stay at this place, the rooms are soo nice!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Where is your ceremony venue? A family friend’s house on the river

Where is your reception venue? Same place!

Show us your venue? Sure thing!

How did you find it? My mother mentioned the possibility of having the wedding there after we looked at a different venue

Is this everything you dreamed in a venue? Honestly, I didn’t really have a clear vision in my head of what kind of venue I wanted other than something beautiful.

Why did you chose this venue? It is drop dead goregous, and not to mention, free!

What made is venue stand out from the rest? The house and backyard are simly breathtaking, and again.. FREE!!!

Was this venue in your budget? Sure is! FREE!!!!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Where is your ceremony venue? Alpha Omega Farm and Polo Club, VA Beach Va (Also happens to be where I live)

Where is your reception venue?  Same, We will do the ceremony in a large pasture next to the pond and stables. The reception will be held in a tent next to the polo field

Show us your venue? See below!

How did you find it?Wasn’t too hard to find since it is our farm πŸ˜‰

Is this everything you dreamed in a venue? Definitely, the farm is gorgeous. It is my absolute favorite place in the entire world and I couldn’t imagine the most important day of my life taking place anywhere else. Also, all of my horses can watch the ceremony! haha

Why did you chose this venue? See above πŸ˜‰

Was this venue in your budget? Yes, very much so πŸ˜‰

My horse and me on our driveway

The stables this winter

Polo field, sorry horse is in way..

pond

pond/poolhouse

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@actime: Once again you rock for coming up with awesome content to get us October brides talking! Love your venue, actually, love all the ones that have posted so far, especially @spoiledvamp27‘s!!! My deets:

Where is your ceremony venue? St. Stephens Parish in East Grand Rapids, MI

Where is your reception venue? San Chez Flr III – The event space above San Chez Bistro that they own and manage. 

Show us your venue? Below from blogged weddings.

How did you find it? Googling “interesting Michigan wedding venues”

Is this everything you dreamed in a venue? I had originally wanted a barn wedding but all the good ones were booked for 2012 but when we saw this we fell in love.

Why did you chose this venue? It totally fits our “book nerd” vibe we’re trying to create.

What made this venue stand out from the rest? We walked in, looked at each other with big grins, and just knew. The exposed brick and ceiling, the view of the city, the half moon dance floor, SWOON!

Was this venue in your budget? Well within, surprisingly so!

 

Exterior

Although I love this, I don’t think we’ll be draping the ceiling or going with the long tables. 

Like I said, SWOON! πŸ™‚

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Bee Keeper

Where is your ceremony venue? The volcano at the Mirage Casino in Las Vegas.

Where is your reception venue? Probably Stack, a restaurant at the Mirage.

Show us your venue? Sure!

How did you find it? Lots and lots of research. Las Vegas has tons of wedding venues.

Is this everything you dreamed in a venue? I’ve never really dreamed of a venue, but I do love it.

Why did you chose this venue? As locals we wanted something offbeat and fun without being a “Vegas wedding” with Elvis and a Cadillac.

What made is venue stand out from the rest? It’s a friggin’ volcano!

Was this venue in your budget? Yep!

 

The Volcano (seriously baller):


 

Stack, the reception venue (hopefully):

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