(Closed) Venue Dilemma

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which Venue?

    Bank Street

    Keeler Tavern

  • Post # 17
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

    Love the second one …  I feel its so much more personal and i could imagine relaxing there and having fun

     

    Post # 18
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’d do the first one. A 10pm end time would be a deal breaker to me – that’s wayyyy too early!

    Post # 19
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    Honey bee

    @kt235021:  I think the dark venue is awesome!  Even for a summer wedding. πŸ™‚  Keep in mind that during summer, everything looks pretty – so, it’s not like your guests are walking into a ‘new’ environment – you know what I mean?

    Go LOW STRESS! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Post # 21
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    Honey bee

    @kt235021:  the other thing about ‘stress’ level is – before the wedding, the stress will be in figuring out logistics and coordinating.  The on the day stress/work will be on your friends/family.  Even at my all inclusive, I had to enlist the help of friends.  I’ve been a guest at the more DYI/outdoor events and it takes a small army to setup/tear down.  I’ve always been happy to help (and I’m sure your friends/family will too) but it is a TON of work (and sore feet!).  My take is: don’t do that to your loved ones.  πŸ™‚

    ETA:  your point of the venue being the hardest part is an interesting question (might be a good thread topic!).  For me, the venue was one of the easiest (but maybe that’s also because it was one of the first things and a bit distant in my mind compared to all the drama with the other details).

     

    Post # 22
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @kt235021:  I still like your first venue better. However, the gardens look gorgeous for the 2nd one.

    Post # 24
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I’m biased… I always prefer venues that look like #2. However, that end time really sucks! Can you do a small after party if you choose that one? And i agree with PP, hire a DOC if you pick #2.

     

     

     

    I like the first one too but it is kind of a waste not being able to go outside during a summer wedding.

     

    Post # 26
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I love crafts and DIY’s as well but as I am really getting into things preparing for my wedding I am finding myself wishing that we had chosen a place that offered a little more help (and a little less stress). I would go wtih Bank Street-I think it looks really fun inside!

    Post # 27
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would do the second one personally. We had a similar venue with indoor/outdoor space, and people spent a LOT of time outdoors and on the balconies. They loved it! And I hate feeling like I’m confined to my table at a reception.

    We did have a DoC which I would recommend to keep things moving smoothly. Our caterer set up the tables/linens/etc, and tore them down at the end of the night. The florist set up all the centerpieces etc, and my mom took those home with the help of some friends. We really didn’t need a ton of other decor because the venue was lovely on its own (similar ballroom style for the reception).

     

    Post # 28
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I really liked the look of the second one. However, I voted for the first one because it seemed that there would be less work for you to do during planning and the day of. The first venue is very pretty too. Definitely hard to choose between the two since they are so vastly different. 

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