(Closed) Which reception would you prefer?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which Venue

    Firehouse Restaurant Courtyard Grill Room

    Crocker Art Museum Ball Room

  • Post # 3
    3221 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Just from this info, I would go by #1. Especially because you plan on DIYing a lot of things. #2 is beautiful, but if you feel like it’s too formal, then it probably would be :/

    Let us know what you pick!

    Post # 4
    1755 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    The museum is gorgeous, but it sounds like the firehouse is more affordable.  It has some really nice details in the photos on your blog and from your wistful tone about being able to do DIY etc, reading between the lines it sounds to me like you are leaning towards the firehouse and perhaps just need some reassurance.

    My feeling is that both spaces are awesome and could be excellent venues.  If the decor of the firehouse works with your vision, then I’d opt for that and put the extra money towards the honeymoon or saving for a house.

    Post # 5
    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    <3 the firehouse & <3 old town sacramento. I would have definitely considered this place if we decided to get married in Sacramento!

    I love the personality the firehouse has over the galleria. I like restaurants and venue that echo a bit more of it’s own original feel to it? if you know what I mean. Like I couldn’t have just picked it up and moved it somewhere else. It belongs specifically to there.

    Have you considered using the outside courtyard for your reception area? Or is that where you are doing the ceremony?

    Post # 6
    1 posts
    • Wedding: April 2012

    sounds like you have answered your own question- budget and look of wedding are major factors- if you go formal- you can’t diy- it is YOUR wedding- choose what YOU like

    Post # 7
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    It’s nice when the venue reflects the couple.  It sounds like #1 would be a great option and allow you to DIY, but make sure you are really happy with the menu choices.

    #2 is stunning and beautiful, but it is formal.  I do love the styling of #1 (my own personal preference).

    It is a tough choice though.  What does your Fiance think?

    Post # 9
    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think #2 is gorgeous but very formal.  I like the look of #1 almost as much and it seems like a much better fit.

    Post # 10
    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think the firehouse is gorgeous–the second venue is nice, too, but for 2 grand more, I’d want to be able to do all the things that were important to me, like DIY.

    Post # 11
    3363 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I love the restaurant/firehouse! I love the romance of it!  xo

    Post # 14
    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

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    I THINK the firehouse provides the heaters for outside?… I haven’t been a while but I thought they did? I love the exposed brick! Just to tease you, here are images of the courtyard outside all prettied up! Maybe you can arrange with the restaurant to have the outside as an option and the inside as a back up in case of cold/rain?…. or with the extra $2k, go and rent the heater lamps?


    OKAY! I can’t look anymore! It’s going to make me have venue regret!

    Post # 16
    784 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2022 - City, State

    I agree it seems that the first one is more you… and if doing DIY centerpieces is important to you, then I woudl go with venue #1.  You said the informality fits your guests better so its seems like b/w those 2 factors it will provide a more personal touch. 

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