- 4 years ago
- Wedding: November 2018
Bees, yet again, I need advice!
My fiancé and I are looking at wedding venues, and would like to pin one down this month for our March 2018 wedding. I’ve found a GORGEOUS venue that seems to be miraculously within our teensy budget (I think), but there are a couple of drawbacks that I’m not sure how to feel about.
1) It is AMAZING, and very “us.” It looks like a giant log cabin, is in a gorgeous area, and is unlike anything I’ve found elsewhere.
2) In March, the rental fee is only $2000, which is cheaper than most other venues I’ve found.
3) It has some awesome cabins and tree houses which we could rent for the night after the wedding for us and our immediate families, which I think sounds amazing.
4) The staff seems very down-to-earth and easy to work with.
1) It is about 2 hours away from where most of both of our families live, in a REALLY out of the way area… I don’t think you can get there with cell signal the whole way for the GPS and not driving on dirt roads. I feel as though it’s close enough that people can rent a hotel nearby (shuttles could be rented if need be) if they want to or drive home, but I worry about people driving home on these roads in the dark, and I feel bad expecting them to either pay to stay the night somewhere or drive home for 2 hours
2) This place is in northeast Ohio, so there’s a chance that snow could hit (or it could be 80. Yay unpredictable weather) and make the venue pretty hard to get to (read: HILLS). I need to check their policy about this, but this is the thing that worries me most at the moment.
Do any of you have advice after having dealt with a similar decision? Everyone in my family/friends group has told me that it’s my fiancé’s and my wedding and that we should do what we want, but I can’t decide how rude that is to have it far-ish away/how stupid it is to have it when the weather could be bad. (And we could do it a tad later in the year, but the price goes up roughly $1000 per month into the summer until decreasing in the late fall, and I’m trying to keep costs reasonable.)
i appreciate any advice you may have!
(Sorry for the terrible punctuation/capitalization-my phone is a pain to type on and I dot feel like correcting stuff.)