(Closed) Reception decisions

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

To answer your question: YES!  Picking the venue was one of, if not the most stressful decision related to the wedding.  Just keep at it, and don’t settle.  I’m sure it seems like everything else is booking up fast, but you still have a year and that’s plenty of time to book all your other vendors.  Everything else will fall into place once you have the venue decided!  

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Picking a venue was very hard for us. Picking a location was even hard! We had been engaged for 4 months before we picked our venue/location! I see that you are in maryland – what part? I grew up in Montgomery County. What venues are you looking at? Maryland has some gorgeous venues – maybe post a few of your top contenders to see what the hive thinks!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i totally agree with pitbullover. it took us 4 months to decide if we would get married in my hometown or his (also montgomery county maryland oddly enough!), and then another 2 months to find the venue in my hometown. that part of my decision was easier though, because i was limited to kosher venues, and there’s pretty much only one in my hometown.

if you are near montgomery county, i highly recommend brookside gardens! i so badly wanted to get married there!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@kitzy: I LOVE brookside gardens!!! Mrs Pencils got married in Maryland (Frederick) and her venue was absolutely breathtaking!! My dad got married at Glenview Mansion in Rockville and that was really pretty too!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My wedding is in harford county- I looked at a few places and it might not be too far away for you, depending on where in Balt County. Are you looking for the ceremony and reception to be in 1 place?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Unfortunately for you… the venue decision was the easiest part for my Fiance and I, it was the third place we visited and knew instantly it was the ONE.  We got out of the car and he said to me ‘we are getting married here’.  Decision made.  We stopped looking that instant.

I know lots of couples had the same problem you are though, and rest assured, all the other stuff is great fun (except when other people have opinions they need to keep to themselves)… we managed to get the photog, officiant, and hotel blocks all done in the first month and it was easy peasy.

Good Luck! 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@osprey:  I’m having my reception at Bulle Rock Golf Course, but not sure if they the ceremony as well. Other places that can do everything are- Mountain Branch Golf Course (reception is in a tent), Swan Harbor (right on the water and reception in a tent), Maryland Golf and Country Club, Vandiver Inn, and Top of the Bay club. I looked at a few of these places, so let me know if you have specific questions about any. Good luck!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Also look at the Chesapeake Inn in Cecil County. I think they can do everything there as well. I went  a wedding reception there and LOVED it!! The ballroom has twinkle lights in the dome. They were my 2nd choice!

Post # 16
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Busy bee

woohoo MOCO brides 🙂 we live in bethesda but are getting married in dc

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