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

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which venue do you like better?
    Petroleum Club : (120 votes)
    92 %
    Hobby Center : (11 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 18
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    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Im a sucker for a view so I voted Petroleum club – they are both lovely tho

     

    Post # 19
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    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I went to a wedding at the petroleum club last year and it was BEAUTIFUL! I absolutely love’d seeing the skyline as the sunset, and I won’t forget that. You can totally work with the gold accents. The service seemed wonderful as a guest. I don’t know if the other place can top that!

    Post # 21
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    827 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I like both, but I would go with the Petroleum Club based on the price difference. I think that you could make your color scheme work or rework it to include what’s in the room.

    Post # 22
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    502 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I voted for the petroleum club because the lobby of the other place looks like exactly that, a lobby. That said, I’m sure dressed up properly I’m sure either place will be very beautiful.

    Post # 23
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    312 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    The petroleum club hands down. 

    Post # 24
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    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @kn8973:  the wedding was at first presbyterian around 4 on a saturday i believe (but i don’t live in houston or know the churches, so don’t quote me on that 🙂 ). normal city traffic didn’t bother me on the couple mile drive. i don’t remember having any trouble with the valet except that with 250 guests suddenly arriving, we had to wait in the valet line a few minutes, but that is to be expected anywhere, and when it gets you out of having to find parking in a big city and walk in heels, the valet service is a huge plus. then we were quickly directed to the elevator and up to the club. i don’t remember having any problems with having to ride the elevator – i don’t remember them trying to crowd us in or us having to wait long either. it was great that they had a coat check room for the january wedding, too. this couple had a cocktail hour in the smaller room before opening the doors up to the main room for dinner and dancing. all of the food we had was amazing too.

    Post # 25
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    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I really love modern venues, but that hobby center just isn’t doing it for me. I think the petroleum club is jaw droppingly beautiful– especially that view!!

    Post # 26
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    7172 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I love the first one… but that’s going just by pictures.  You know how you feel walking into the space.  If the color scheme is your only concern, I don’t think you really have to worry – your colors/decor will play off the room and not clash.  

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I prefer #1 but it seems YOU prefer #2.

    If money is not an issue for you, go with #2.  Besides, I think it fits better with your wanting a modern wedding.

    I agree with PPs in that no one will notice the gold chandeliers and your colors will be obvious once you decorate.  But I do feel that the decor in #1 is more of the old money or Donald Trump style and may not go with your idea of a modern wedding. 

    I voted for #2 based on your OP but personally I prefer #1.  

    Post # 28
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    i think that although the chandalers arent in your color scheme… i think people might glance at them once… say “oooh pretty”… and move on to everything else in the room… it sounds like the first venue has so much going on to look at that noone will care about the gold in the lights

    Post # 29
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Is the petroleum club in Houston? If so, I have been there and it is AMAZING! AMAZING! The view is breath taking! I went to a wedding there and had such a great time!

     

    Post # 31
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Honestly, I really liked the Petroleum venue much more for my own personal taste. However, because you said you didn’t like the gold accents/chandeliers and wanted a more modern wedding and had like, 4x the amount of pictures for the Hobby Center, I kind of thought that you really would be happier with that choice. It does have a much more modern look to it, in my eyes.

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