How did I not see this thread before?! Haha, time to share!!
Where is your ceremony venue? Our venue is really close to where I live which is super convienent!
Where is your reception venue? Same place
Show us your venue? Pics will be below!
How did you find it? A friend from high school that I don’t really talk to regularly suggested it. She lives in the same area as me still and had recently been married. I looked into it and it fit the budget.
Is this everything you dreamed in a venue? I love our venue. I have always wanted an outdoor wedding near the water. Originally I dreamed of beach weddings and toes in the sand. We don’t live near a beach but we do live near a river! Bingo! We will get married at a pergola overlooking a river w/boats in the distance probably.
Why did you chose this venue? It fit our budget, it took my breath away, it literally made me cry when I went to meet with the lady to discuss cost. I kept saying it was magical and I just knew it was the place I’d marry him. He wasn’t with me when I went but I took pictures and sent them to him — he loved it also. It fit the budget and me, his mama, and my Grandma were like this is it after talking to the lady. I called Brendan and asked what he thought we should do. I told him the lady was making up a contract that we could look over together and then sign and bring back if we decided to go with the venue. He said sign it now if they’re booking up. They were booked for every single Saturday in October and were starting to become limited on Sundays. I cried when he said to book it. Full on crying my eyes out and hopping up and down. Went inside, read the contract, had Mother-In-Law and Grandma read contract, and signed it. We wrote a check to hold our date and that was it. We had looked a lot online and had several other meetings lined up. I canceled the rest of them saying I found the venue. It is gorgeous.
What made is venue stand out from the rest? The view — we’ll get married outdoors w/a view of the water behind us. It’s breezy because it’s right on the water and October can still be quite warm here (at least early October). It was beautiful. Outdoor wedding/indoor reception with the possibility that if it rains we could get married in the ballroom. They’d push reception tables to the side and we’d marry in the ballroom. Also, the ballroom has views of the water…so we’d have the water no matter what happened. =) It’s lovely and we can afford it! Every other place wanted $5-$10k just to show up (no chairs/tables/linens/food, etc) and it was breaking my heart. I think it’s riddiculous that places can get money like that for one day.
Was this venue in your budget? Didn’t think we can afford it but it was right in our budget. Thank Goodness.
All of the photos below do not belong to me. I just googled pictures:
This one is of a gazebo we can take photos at:
When the currents are pulled back it overlooks the pergola which is in front of the water.Pergola with the river in the background (it’s not too far from the pergola):