(Closed) Which Venue? (picture heavy)

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Which Venue?
    Campus : (17 votes)
    34 %
    Gardens : (12 votes)
    24 %
    Backyard : (21 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I love all of the venues but I have always absolutely LOVED backyard weddings.  

    Post # 4
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    293 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Well, Call my crazy, but I like number one the best. lol

    Post # 5
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    Busy Beekeeper

    I would strongly discourage you from having it at your parents home if your mom isn’t for it.  It’s extremely stressful to do and you want your mom to enjoy the wedding and festivities and not be stressed out about.  You could hire outside vendors to do the setup/tear down, etc – but I really don’t think it’s worth stressing your parents out about it.  (that would have been my vote, if the mom not being on board wasn’t the case).

    The Powell location – the 30 minutes from town and no prep room would be an issue for me personally.  Are there any nearby hotels you could use, etc?

    The proximity to the majority of the guests was something that was important to me – as I’ve never been a fan of driving long distances to attend a wedding.

    I got married on a campus (not mine), so I’m a little biased.  If the grounds are pretty for pictures, etc – I say, go for it!  Sounds like a win-win to me!  Maybe do a food tasting and see how the catering in both are – and/or meet with both venues to see if you get a particular vibe one way or the other.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Can you do the ceremony at your parents’ house and the reception at powell gardens, to avoid the ceremony site fee?

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I like mcnetn3 idea. I feel like that might be a great compromise for you and your mom…doing either the ceremony/reception in your parents back yard and another at a second location. You said in your last post that you’ve always wanted to get married in the backyard, so that seems to be rather important to you. Does you mom know how much this would mean to you?

    Post # 10
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    Busy Beekeeper

    Do the campus – I really like it!  Plus, it’s nostalgic, since you went there!  It’s super unique and makes the most sense… when you really think about it.  Although, if you can convince your mom – I really understand wanting to get married at home.  

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I love the backyard, but if it rains, what will you do?  Think the garden gives you the best of both worlds.  A home wedding is very time consuming and emotionally draining, before and after the fact!

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    If I had a backyard like your parents, I would definitely have a backyard wedding.  Its so beautiful.  My second choice in the campus room because of the versatility of the room. I am thinking the DJ setup on stage good lighting, and the cool chandaliers will be great.

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think the campus location is gorgeous, and since it seems to be the most flexible and middle price range with less stress/travel than the other two locations, I think it’s a great fit. You can maybe even do something to commemorate your special day there by planting a tree or having a paver put in somewhere on campus. 

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