(Closed) What were your 2 most important criteria for reception location?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

We wanted it to be pretty and affordable.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

1. Location (in St. Louis’ renowned public park)

2. Unique.  Our reception is the only event; no other wedding parties around.  Also, we’ve never been to a reception there before. 

3. Cost: reasonable yet a step above your traditional reception banquet center.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I really wanted a ballroom with lots of windows and to be able to have my cocktail hour outside (weather permitting). Also, most places around here only hold 200 people so with a larger guest list and trying to avoid the city we were limited.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We wanted to be able to provide our own alcohol, partly to save money, but mostly to have the beer brewed in FI’s hometown (not sold in the state we’re marrying in)

Location and cost and the general feel we got there were all important.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

good food, easy access for Out of Town guests (and it had to be pretty for me :D)

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Big enough and affordable. We’re plannig for a lot of people and we need to dance, dancing just isn’t an option for us. It means to much for us. We’re also on a budget, a very strict budget. We’ll need our venue for 2days the day of and the day before to decorate as we’re DIYing it so we needed something large and cheap. Though our location isn’t anything to right home about on it’s own, and it wouldn’t make a bridal magazine we’re going to make it all ours for that day and that’s all that matters.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Affordable and SAmple Venue for Wedding/Reception

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wanted something flexible, affordable, has its own kitchen, decent bathrooms, and interesting. We ended up with an old school house that is now a community center. I really didn’t want to work within a package, and I wanted the flexibility to create something really special. On the other hand, I didn’t want to deal with a tent and the accompanying kitchen and port-o-potty rentals. I am super excited with the location, and it has inspired some interesting changes (from plated dinner to stations and passed tapas). We meet with the rental guy the first weekend of March, and I can’t wait to see my vision come to life.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Lodging for our guests onsite or (within a short walk) and can keep party and music going very late. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It was absolutely vital that our venue would allow us to have both the ceremony and reception on-site – it boggles my mind how many places only permit one or the other. In a close second place was somewhere that understood our attitude of “We’re throwing a party for all of our loved ones and a lot of our friends like to drink and might end up a bit obnoxious.” I realize that a lot of weddings are less booze-oriented than ours will be, so we wanted to make sure that the coordinator at any venue we chose accepted (if not embraced) that our friends can be painful (and I mean that in the most loving way Smile).

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Aesthetics (we wanted something clean, uncluttered, modern)

Size (we wanted something smaller- to accommodate around 100 people)

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I just realized I totally missed the question, listed like 5 criteria! LOL!

And I actually also needed the place to allow music after 10 (popular local curfew).

Can I just say flexibility then and let it cover everything?

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

1. Amazing food

2. Ocean/water view

(and of course, pretty and within our budget!)

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

1. great food

2. even better cocktails

(we’re having it at a restaurant)

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