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We have just booked the ONLY site around available for our wedding ceremony. We have it for two hours next July. It is small, and I have pics but need to install a mac update before I can upload them. In the meantime I have found someone’s photostream of a small music event there. Perhaps someone cares to take a look?I am thinking I hate the red poles but not much I can do. I thought perhaps two flower stands might look nice. I think we might need to get some folding chairs as well. WWYD here? Note these are not my pics. I have “empty” site pics to get up asap.
Post # 3
What time is your ceremony?
Post # 4
Do you think you can drape the poles in something? I think if you could drape them with organza or something and then hang faux string crystals or vines whatever kind of feel you are going for.
If you are getting married at night, it would also look super awesome with tons of candles. I mean tons of them. I can imagine it now lol
Post # 5
Love it! I think it’s really unique. 🙂
What time is your ceremony and what kind of look are you going for?
My first thought is DIY potted plants to line the “aisle”. The area in the middle where there are no seats.
I would use the red poles to your advantage and use them as columns to make an arbor of your own? Or use them to anchor fabric and softly drape sheer fabric over the stage area?
Post # 6
You say you have it for two hours. Do you have access ahead of this block of time to decorate or are you restricted to two hours?
If you only have two hours, you are not going to have enough time to drape organza or tulle from the poles unless you have a backdrop completely assembled that just needs hanging. Rather than try to obscure the view I would just enjoy it.
The amphitheater seating and the red light poles really do focus attention to the area where you will be holding the ceremony.
I would consider hanging a beautiful hanging basket from each of the poles using a clamp system like this:
If the wedding is at night, as PP’s have said you could use candles or other lighting-I’m not sure if the city would let you use candles. They do have solar powered string and rope lighting that would be very pretty along the railing that would be behind you.
I would keep it very simple and let the beautiful outdoor setting shine.
Post # 7
Thank you, thank you, thank you ! Lovely Ideas! I love the clamp idea. Thank you for the pic-I am a visual person and need to see things before I look for them in the store, lol.
Yes, we only have it for two hours. Grrr….Our ceremony I think will be at 2pm? It’s not going to be overly long but we have booked it from 1-3pm. Do you think 2pm is good?
I can totally see a nightime ceremony now and wish we hadn’t booked our reception place first! It would have been lovely.
Potted plants along the aisle-PERFECT! Hanging baskets-easy! I can get locally made ones with flowers that I like right down the road. As my four year old says ” Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Nacho Cheesy” LOL.
We will be adding some grey folding chairs-20 or 30 of them between the stone sitting areas. I don’t want to have a whole bunch of people standing and there is like 6 ft in between each area…I have to go back to the site to “map it out” in my head or sketch it. Do you think my little nieces could walk down and put rose petals on the walkway? I am drying all my roses for this reason-FI gives them a lot 🙂
I tried to upload some pics from my computer but it kept refusing but not giving me a reason why. Perhaps they are too large?
Thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate it!
Post # 8
Just be careful to use something under the clamp so you don’t scratch all the paint off the poles.
Post # 9
Im getting married there too! lol! Were getting married the second week in august though. Im just starting to look into ways to decorate, so frusterating!!! Its hard to find ways to decorate that A. dont detract form the setting and B. you can do in an hour! The only thing we have for sure decided is that were having golf carts to shuttle people from the parking lot to the site. Let me know if you find any genious solutions for this place and i will keep you updated too! Best wedding wishes!
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I have some pics of the place (empty) that you can get a good idea of what it looks like but I am having trouble uploading 4 pics…hmm…let me try one at least…
Post # 11
So, if these ones work….the second pic you can see the gap between the concrete benches. We are going to rent 20-30 chairs (grey metal folding ones) and make one row (on each side of aisle) of chairs.
ETA the pics wouldn’t load. Grrr…
Post # 12
@jenniferscott: Oh my goodness! We thought we would look into a golf cart rental, mainly for me to go from the barn area to the drop off point since it would take so long for me to walk, and panic seeing people there sitting down, lol. We found a rental place and it’s 75-120 and up for one day of rental plus 50 delivery fee I think. I am working on telling the Nan. district that there has to be a way for disabled guests to get dropped off closer (ie/remove posts temporarily for drop off that are near barn). They agreed something had to be done but couldn’t take posts out. BUT, I think they have to find something since it’s the law to accomodate disabled persons, etc and it’s a rental for the city and easily fixed (removing those posts that are blocking the little road on events).
The “aisle” has stairs so any aisle runner is out. Perhaps flower petals or something to line it. Flowers on end of benches we will do but not sure in what?
Post # 13
This is very similar to ours!!
This last photo is of our ceremony site (reception in the background). I cant find any good photos right now of the site with the chairs. But basically we had 2 rows of chairs on each tier and a few down on the ‘ground’ level on the bottom tier where we stood for family and grandparents. We had hanging paper pomanders lining the aisle down from the building (which were suppose to hang lower but whatever).
we had no decorations down the steps to the amphitheater or really anywhere but you could do similar or any sort of flowers or decorations (candles, potted plants) to sit on the ground. Good luck!
Post # 14
Where did you find the golf carts?!? I have emailed everywhere and no one is getting back to me! And I cant believe they wont take those posts out! I just presumed they would for special events, oh dear! If they wont we should petition for it or something! lol
Post # 15
Bumping and just realized I wasn’t subscribed so I didn’t see your post about the golf cart. I think it was Isle Golf Carts? We didn’t book and still not sure if we are going to. Parking will be a pain since it’s aways.
I am not sure what to do in regards to setting up. What do I need to bring?
I know I need a folding table for guest book, maybe some iced tea?
A small table for signing and a two chairs?
Post # 16
Do you know anyone who golfs who owns a cart who might consider lending it?
Try posting a request on your local craigslist- sometimes people will be so helpful.
I definitely would have a small folding table for the guest book and for signing the papers.
Maybe use a wheelbarrow filled with ice and water bottles for beverages? easy to get in place.