I’m back from a wonderful Memorial day weekend. We’ll save that recap for another time. I forgot to post about searching for wedding venues a couple weeks back. If there is one thing you should know about me, it’s that I’m not a wedding person. So I want to do the easiest/quickest/cheapest (ish) thing possible. I wish I could pick out a dress, and just show up. Wouldn’t that be nice? The only fun part is the dress shopping anyway!
The only thing salvaging the wedding planning, is coming up with cute ideas to incorporate some Star Wars elements. Not sure if I’m having a full-blown Star Wars wedding yet. I’m probably not going that route. More like having some Star Wars things during the reception.
Anyway, I’ve only looked into two venues so far. I’m leaning towards the second one (pictured). Mostly because it’s cheaper and in a more convenient location. But it all depends on how long our wedding can be. I read a review saying that with set up and clean up, you basically only get 2 hours. That doesn’t make any sense. Who the hell has a wedding in under 2 hours??!! So I called the event coordinator for the property with some follow up questions, after visiting. We’ll see what she says.
I’m also a bit concerned about how crammed the dining area will be. We plan to have around 100 guests, I’d like to keep it under that. I did have my high school senior dinner there, our class was over 300 people. But they don’t have capacity for that, so not sure how many actually attended. I don’t recall feeling cramped in the room. However, high school was [edited to remove year so I don’t feel old] years ago, so memory could fail me. People also don’t sit for an entire wedding, so I think we can all suck it up and deal with being a tad crammed for dinner. Amirite?
I’m hoping to go with this historic property. Andy and I both like it, and I don’t want to rip my hair out scrambling to find something. I also am not a fan of doing a banquet hall, I prefer a place with character. The only thing I want to do this year, is get the venue and date secured. After that, I’m not doing any more serious planning until early next year. Oh yes, I did pick my bridal party, I’m thankful for these ladies!! WOOHOO!!! I promised them I will not be a bridezilla.