Post # 1
I have found 2 halls that are city owned in town that would be great for the wedding and are both under $200 for rental. I am just unsure which one I should spring for and looking for opinions.
I plan on having the ceremony and reception at the same location as that is what the budget allows.
Both halls will have round tables and we will have 30-50 guests depending on the catering costs.
Hall #1: $160
This hall requires catering from the local coffee shop, we have yet to get a ballpark figure. It can fit 90 people with the round tables and has a built in sound system. It is right downtown so there is easy access. I was thinking that the end of the hall where it dips in would be a good place for the ceremony as there are not many guests to sit and the round tables would be closer to where the photographer was standing. It also doesn’t look like it has to be decorated that much.
Hall #2: $200
This one is not downtown but in the “suburbs” of our small town I guess you could say where my parents live right now and currently where FI and I live. It is easily accessible by transit but there is no parking. It is about a half hour from the other location. There is no built in sound system and I feel we’d need to do a lot of decorating. This one we are able to use any catering we wish and there is a small kitchen attached for food prep/storage.
Post # 3
Hall 1 looks more suitable for a wedding… hall 2 just looks like a sports hall to me.
Post # 4
I like #1 more. When decorated it would be a very nice hall. As long as the catering isn’t too bad (it shouldn’t be if it isn’t one of the really big name caterers) I think it would be a great place for the wedding.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club
While be able to bring your own food is a perk, the no parking thing did it for me. I voted for hall 1.
I hope the local cafe shop has good inexpensive food. 🙂
Post # 6
I just contacted the coffee shop and for 30 people they quoted $830 which is perfect because I wanted to keep venue+catering around $1000…
The more I think of it the less appealing #2 is because I am paying more for less service because the coffee shop includes table clothes and all dishes/cutlery plus full clean up with their quoted price.
Certainly going to sleep on it but I am pretty sure we are going to go with the first option mainly because I don’t need to worry about setting up and tearing down within the time limit.
Post # 7
- Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
I voted for Hall #1. I wish I could find a rental Hall this cheap that looks this up-to-date. Halls in my area are $600+.
Post # 8
Definitely hall 1! It’s so much nicer and sounds a lot more accessible for your guests. As long as the catering costs aren’t too high (and from your update it doesn’t look like they are) I’d go for that one! 🙂
Post # 9
Probably should update:
Hall #1 has been booked and I dropped the deposit off yesterday, I got a chance to get a quick peep of the hall (there was a meeting in there) and the picture really doesn’t do it justice.
The enterance is that door at the end of the room so the plan is that we are going to have the ceremony there and either have the chairs facing the longer end of the room or going sideways and having us just walk around the back edge and then up the aisle!
Everything about it is just so perfect!