(Closed) Venue.. Choices….. What’s your venue and why?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We’re getting married here, because we loved the uniqueness of the venue, because they really seemed to know what they were doing without forcing us into their “wedding mold”, and the food is awesome.

And they were willing to work within our budget.

And there’s trains.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Oooh both your venues look great!

We chose Waterfall Gully – http://www.waterfallgully.com.au/. We had visited a couple of venues during the day but none of them were quite right. I had seen this one online and suggested we have a look on the way home. We got there at dusk and the restaurant was closed, but as we walked into the park I fell in love.

We love waterfalls (we have had a few roadtrips where we end up wandering off the route cos we realise there’s a waterfall nearby!). The whole outdoor area is gorgeous and will be perfect for photos. We love it up there.

And the restaurant for the reception is great – small and intimate, and very accomodating. You can supply as much or as little as you want, so it’s meant we can have them take care of certain things, while we can still DIY what we want!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

(pictures from other weddings at the vineyard)

we are getting married at Pear Valley Vineyard in Paso Robles,CA because i’m from the central coast, and we fell in love with the italian charm of the vineyard… plus the incredible 360 degree views of vineyards from our ceremony site.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We are getting married in an old bank toooooo!! I love the historic charm. Oh and they are an all-inclusive venue… Ceremony, catering, centerpieces, linens. You name it, they have it! It has made wedding planning so easy!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@LOGAHN1981: TY!  I love your venue too – it’s very unique, very pretty! You’re going to have a wonderful time. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We chose our venue because it was stunning, felt warm and home-y, and had an amazing chef. It was at the higher end of our budget, and I can honestly say that we got our money’s worth (and then some!). Plus, they only do about 5 weddings a year, so I knew that they wouldn’t try to cram us into a pre-conceived notion of what a wedding “should” be. Being able to customize everything to my needs and wants was very important to me. It was my dream venue for my dream wedding. I wouldn’t change a single decision that we made about it.

Outside

My Bridal Suite

Our ceremony space, all set up and ready for us

 

And yes, I definitely chose a dress that fit my venue, both literally and figuratively. Literally, my ceremony space was cozy, so a huge ballgown skirt would not fit in the physical space that we had. Figuratively, our venue is a fully restored 1800s Victorian that is decorated with a more modern Victorian sensibility, and my dress had an Age of Innocence feel to it. It’s a classic silhouette with modern touches.

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We chose a historic hotel built in the 1920’s to fit with our vintage elegance theme. Plus, FI’s family will be Out of Town guests so they could stay at the hotel, and we will have the ceremony and reception right after one another in the same place. Super convenient.

Here’s the outside lit up at night.

This is the smaller ballroom where we will have the ceremony. Love the pillars!

This is the larger ballroom where the reception is held. The balcony up top is used for cocktail hour. The ballroom has recently gotten new nicer carpeting and chairs, so I think we will not do chair covers.

I love the venues already posted!

EDIT – and I think my dress totally fits the venue!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I chose this venue because it suits our personalities. We are really outdoorsy, Fiance is a hunter and the building is a heritage hunting lodge. It is part of a regional park where we take our dog hiking. Besides that, it only cost $500 for the whole day, it includes set up and take down of all tables/chairs, minimal decoration will be needed, we can take our photos on site in the gardens and surrounding area and the caretakers are genuinely awesome people. It is simply the perfect venue for us.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@LOGAHN1981: Our venue is HUGE. It holds up to 350 I think, which is great because our guest list is at 220 right now! That was another reason why we loved it.. they could hold everyone comfortably.

Here’s some photos:

 

 

I can’t find any photos to do it justice, but there is a HUGE bank vault when you walk in and the original marble teller’s counter was converted into a bar. I seriously DIE every time I walk in. ๐Ÿ˜€

ETA: Here is my dress… I tried on a few vintage lace dresses, but it just didn’t feel right. I still think my dress fits our venue. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

By The Way — I just noticed… You are getting married on my birthday!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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