(Closed) Really, really off-beat venues…

posted 5 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@FutureMrsMCT:  I encourage you to scope out non-profit places. For some tax reason, they are really cheap. I think it has something to do with the amount of revenue they can make off renting their space out? At any rate, we rented out a children’s museum for our ceremony. They had done a few weddings, but not many. They didn’t advertise as a wedding venue. It can be a risk because of a lack of experience…you might not get the attention you would get from a typical venue during the planning process. But, it worked out great for us. :). Good luck!

Post # 4
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@FutureMrsMCT:  Funny you mention this – I’ve literally just posted for thoughts on a school that my Fiance and I are looking at (his old school!). Have a look at that thread and see what you think…

Post # 5
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@FutureMrsMCT:  Look at professional organizations! We LOVED our venue, it truly was a hidden gem: http://raom.org

They normally hold continuing education classes and retirement parties for members, not weddings, but it was perfect for us. It had a full kitchen, but we had Wegmans cater and we hired 3 servers which took a little more coordination but kept costs down and we had really good food and wine/beer. There was a Steinway piano we used for the ceremony and they were really accommodating, let us move stuff in on Friday for a Sunday ceremony. They even set up all the chairs and tables (included with the venue). Of course I have to share a couple of pics to show how beautiful the venue was 🙂 

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