(Closed) Venue– I’ve narrowed it down.. now I need your help– pic heavy!

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which venue do you like better?
    Petroleum Club : (120 votes)
    92 %
    Hobby Center : (11 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    hows parking for both locations? can both hold your guest list ? whats the requirements for the hobby center– u clean up? you set up ? ect..

    Post # 4
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I actually don’t mind the lighting in the first one. But that VIEW! wow! people will be talking about that forever!

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m sorry, but there is no comparison. #1 is way more elegant. don’t worry about your color scheme not matching the gold. No one will notice.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    number one got my vote

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012 - The Chapel of the Sir Christopher Wren Building, 2007 Legacy Hall

    The Petroleum Club is gorgeous! (And cheaper?) I say go with it! Like the PP stated, no one will notice the gold in the chandeliers once it is decorated with your scheme. Good luck!!

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I actually LOVE the lighting in the first one. I vote for that one.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    They’re both very nice, but it sounds kind of like you like #2 better.  When I wasn’t sure which venue to pick for mine, everyone told me that the guests will be so focused on the bride that they wouldn’t even notice the view, so I ended up picking the one without.  Do what reflects you and your interests the most so that you won’t have regrets!  =o)

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    LOVE the skyline views!  You would need little to no decorations.  That’s got my vote!!

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Petroleum Club is definitely my pick!  It’s absolutely beautiful, the skyline is amazing, and you wouldn’t have to pay all the extra money for catering, rentals, etc.  I wouldn’t want to worry with having to rent all the stuff and paying for a breakdown fee.  If I was deciding between these two, Petroleum would absolutely be my venue.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I personally would select the Petroleum Club.  To me, it is far and away the most beautiful of the two venues. The elevated view from a higher floor in the building, window treatments, chandeliers, gorgeous wood flooring, beautiful chairs, etc. all make it the more elegant of the two.  I don’t like the fact that the Hobby Center is street level and that it has no window treatments to break up all of that glass. I also don’t think the atmosphere is nearly as elegant. I definitely would not pay more for the Hobby Center, and I don’t think I would even choose if it were less expensive than the other venue. However, that’s just my personal opinion.

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee

    I think the Hobby Center looks like a school gym. The Petroleum Club is really beautiful and the view is a plus.

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    first one for sure

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee

    I’m with PP that I don’t think anyone will notice the gold accents at all.  If you think about events you may have attended in other buildings – hotel conference rooms, etc. – do you honestly remember very much about the details of the building itself?

    The view, though, I do think will stand out.  That’s just amazing.

    In my opinion, you really seem to like the second option based on the number of photos you posted and the little details like mentioning that you could put up your picture.  If that’s what your heart is really pulling you to do, then pick the second option.  It will be far more work, and probably even more expensive than you’re predicting intially predicting unless your estimate is really detailed.  But, if it’s always going to be over your head that you picked the first one and didn’t truly love it, then spend the extra money (if you have it) and go with the choice you won’t regret.

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