mirandac3 : The food was delicious. We opted to do our reception buffet-style but they allow for plated meals, too. Everyone was very happy.
They will provide all tables, chairs, linens, etc. You can upgrade your linens if you don’t want to choose from the basic set. You can also upgrade the chairs. We opted not to upgrade chairs but we did pay a little extra for upgraded linens.
There is a ready room upstairs where I got dressed and had my final touches done for hair/makeup. My MUA did my hair/makeup offsite and then came with us to the venue to do touchups until ceremony time.
This is the ceremony site. All the setup is taken care of/included, the chairs are owned by the venue. The sign was also made available to us by the venue. The aisle decor was an add-on we paid the florist for.
They also have corn hole they can set up on the lawn. We had them put it out prior to the ceremony so people could play while they were hanging out/waiting for the ceremony to start. No extra charge.
Here is your walk down the aisle:
This was where ceremony happened. The arch is supplied by the venue. They have 2 or 3 to choose from. The linen and floral decor were included in our package and set up by the florist. Honestly their florist was my favorite vendor. She totally “got” me and she’s so versatile. The colums/grenery on either side belong to the venue. They can be decorated a number of ways or you can ask for them to be removed.
Everything you see here was set up/supplied by the venue. Once it got a bit darker we also had uplighting. They were running a special and it was included in our package but I think normally there may be a charge for that.
I absolutely loved our centerpieces, which were included with the package. They were exactly what I was hoping for when I sent our florist the inspiration pics and she did a really good job of listening to me. The votive candles (not real flame) belong to the venue. They also have mirrors but I didn’t want them. We supplied our own photos/frames. The venue has table numbers but I didn’t use them; I handmade the holders myself and had the numbered cards made by an artist on Etsy.
The cake table, linens, and cake stand came from the venue. They have a serving set but we wanted to bring our own. We paid the florist for a little extra greenery for the table.
The cocktail tables and linens are from the venue, no extra charge. I did pay the florist to tie up the tables with eucalyptus.
This was our sweetheart table. The florist repurposed the flowers from the arch decor to use here.
And the front of the venue. 🙂
I really recommend taking a tour, as well as going to one of their wedding fairs. There are a few really pretty rooms that aren’t pictured. If you go to one of their wedding fairs you get to sample one of the food and we found it to be of the same quality as what was served on our wedding day.
The venue will be able to provide all of your basics, but I recommend thinking about any ‘extras’ you might need – guest book table decor, personal touches, etc. They have two bars on site and I had a bar sign made for the outdoor one. (Totally unnecessary, but I thought it would be cute!)
If you have any other questions I’m happy to help.
One thing to keep in mind – you will still have to have appointments with your baker, florist, etc. I was under the impression that this was something that would be all handled through the venue. The vendors know what will be included with your package, but you still meet with them all individually to customize your flowers, cake, etc.