- 9 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
Ok, so me and mine wanted, initally, to have Noodles and Co food for our wedding which sounded way awesomer then than it does now. After thinking it through (we’d have to rent EVERYTHING and hire servers and figure out how to do set up/clean up on our own plus i’m sure a million other things I haven’t thought of) we decided against it. We did find several venues still willing to let us provide our own catering (I think I have a goodie option maybe lined up–tasting next month, we shall see) thanks to some of you ladies here.There’s no *perfect* site though.
Edge of Webster: Middle-of-the-road when it comes to rental cost. Lets us use w/e caterer we want but we have to buy our liquor from them. Lame. Beautiful hall though
Hearth Room at the Hawken House: Cheapest iirc. We can do pretty much anything we want. Problem? Can only fit about 100 people inside comfortably. Could possibly cram about 120 in there, but with little to no room for dancing. Solution? Have the option of going outside for more tables/loungy space or something. Problem? St. Louis. In Spring. Yea….
Lehmann House: Also cheap. Have to buy our alcohol from her, but it’s very inexpensive. Gorgeous house, but only about 50 people fit inside–same problem as Hearth Room.
Polish Heritage Center: Expensive (comparitively speaking). We can do pretty much anything we want here. It’s absolutely beautiful. I love it. This was my personal favorite. Did I mention expensive? About $400 more than the other venues.
My question to you? Is it worth it? PHC is a bit big for my wedding (we’ll have 150, it seats 500 full, so we’ll have LOTS of room between the tables and big dance floor :)) but apart from that and the price it’s totally perfect for us. I love the two middle venues too, but they’re just a tad too small. Do I risk having people outside for a spring wedding in st. Louis, or do I cough up the extra dough for the safe site?
What’d you guys think? (Sorry that was so long)
(EDIT: Jeebus! This turned out even way longer than i thought!)