Venue location dilemma

posted 1 year ago in Venue
Post # 2
5406 posts
Bee Keeper

Well, I’m from California but my SO is European. As a compromise, we will do the civil wedding here (casual & beachy) and religious  wedding in his home country (formal & classic). We want a summer wedding just because it has the lesser chance of rain and usually  nicer weather so we will do August. I know the weather is not guaranteed but our ceremony and reception will both be indoors.

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Post # 3
1586 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

We live about 30 minutes from the Mexico border. After seeing the prices, I was very tempted to have a destination wedding in one of the touristy beach towns. Then I thought about the logistics of finding a photographer, makeup artist, etc, and decided against it. I think the idea of a chateau wedding is lovely, but I think a lot of such places expect you to buy out the entire place, and you’d be expected to feed your own guests. I want the bulk of my wedding to be outdoors as well, but we’ll move it indoor if we have to. Maybe find a place with a lot of natural lighting?

Post # 4
694 posts
Busy bee

City restaurant wedding? We had ours in Belfast for all same reasons you wanted to. It was fab. We even hired a city sightseeing bus for a 30min tour for everyone (only £275) – everyone loved it!

also benefits of restaurant weddings is they take care of everything for you. So no extra charges. We also had no venue hire charge.

we had 100 guests. I wrote about it in ore detail on another post. Let me try find it..

Granted, we didn’t do a lot of our wedding outside,  but there were elements and we moved everyone around a bit (on the bus tour before the ceremony then a short walk from ceremony venue to restaurant). We were SO lucky with weather on the day, particularly for Belfast!! But I was determined not to let it annoy me if it was bad – there’s nothing you can do about it after all. 

Post # 5
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

why cant you do north east France?

I know its technically across borders but they are open borders and its only about 300-500 miles (depending where you are in Netherlands) pretty much the same as going from south England to Scotland and people do that all the time and dont class it as a destination or way less than the length of texas etc… so it seems odd calling it a ‘destination’ wedding.

Post # 6
3508 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

First off check the legalities of marrying in another country. In France for example you have to be resident for quite a while before the wedding. Most destination weddings there are symbolic and not legal.


im from the UK so totally get the weather issue. Tbh most people here just go in with a hope and prepare for rain. 

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