(Closed) Venue help! Need opinions (pics)

posted 6 years ago in Venue
  • poll: Which venue
    Hotel Sorella : (7 votes)
    15 %
    Lakeside Country Club : (12 votes)
    26 %
    Hotel Derek : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Petroleum Club : (26 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 3
    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Are you locked into your color scheme? I only ask because that last venue really wowed me. But I liked the one you called old fashioned as well.

    We passed on a venue because they just didn’t seem as experienced with weddings. The site fee was cheaper and the view of the harbor was amazing, but Fiance just wasn’t comfortable with how together they were. And parking is a pretty big deal, too – are there no garages in that area?

    Post # 5
    413 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Lakeside country club for sure.

    Post # 6
    378 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I wouldn’t worry about Hotel Sorella being too tight–if your list is 200 and they can fit 230, you will be fine! I would worry, though, about the inexperience. Lakeside, I think the ballroom is predictable but still beautiful! I don’t think the outside area is a big deal, unless you are having cocktail hour in this area. If not, guests will walk through it, and might be apprehensive at first, but then they will be WOWed by how awesome you’ve made the ballroom look 😉

    Hotel Derek to me is blah, reminds me of the ballrooms we do big conferences in for work. Petroleum club is very different, and definitely a great view! I don’t think you need to stress about the gold curtains. All of those rooms have some elements in them that don’t match your color scheme (the red carpets, for example). However, the gold might not be as bold in the photo as you see it in real life. Another option is lighting–if you do uplights in pink, for example, then those gold curtains are gonna look pink 🙂 However, I would pay for the valet if you really decide you want to do the reception here. I wouldn’t count on my guests finding parking in the city. They might be late, or have to walk far in heels, is it a safe area for that sort of thing to leave late at night, etc.

    Post # 7
    2947 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I would be concerned about the inexperience with Hotel Sorella too, as gorgeous as it is.

    I really love the Lakeside Country Club. I’ve seen beautiful, old fashioned venues contrasting with super modern decor and they were really striking and gorgeous. Perhaps you could do that?

    Post # 9
    270 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2001

    If you could find it in your budget I would go with the petroleum Club.  If not, I would go with Lakeside.  They both look really pretty though.  Either choice would be great looking.

    Post # 10
    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    1 is my favorite, but 4 is my next favorite.  The other ones are pretty, but bland.

    Post # 12
    221 posts
    Helper bee

     If your theme is modern then I would definitely go with the last option, what is more modern than city lights and a skyline? It sounds like you want black in your colours but you are more open to other colours. You might consider charcoal grey instead of silver, this way you would match well with the gold curtains.


    Modern black and white (with some gold and grey accents)


    modern black, grey and pink (with gold accents)


    or you could really embrace the gold and do black and gold with bright green (or another bright colour) accents:

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