Thursday, January 10, 2013

What does the Perfect Venue look like?

Let's talk about the Must-Haves for our venue-

1) Capacity for 200+ guests (my huge fam + Jay's friends = giant guest list)
2) Somewhere neither of us have been for a wedding
3) Close proximity to hotels and the church
4) Unique venue - anything that makes it stand out from the standard reception hall/country club
5) Must fit in the Budget (maybe this should be the first consideration, but the other things are so much more important to me)

Some of my Favorites:

PECHE 
Pros: unique and industrial, open space, floor to ceiling windows, blank canvas and has an outdoor space.
John Armich Photography
Susan Stripling Photography
Cons: it's almost too big, holds 600-700 people but might look empty if we're *only* having 200 people. and doesn't meet 3 or 5 so it's out.


 
POMME
Pros: interesting combination of rustic and Mediterranean, has an outdoor space.Separate rooms for Cocktails, dinner, and dancing.

John Armich Photography

John Armich Photography

Cons: the space feels kind of choppy, and it only holds up to 200 people so it doesn't meet #1. Also doesn't fall into #5 so it's out of the running, too.



PHOENIXVILLE FOUNDRY
Pros: unique and industrial, open space, floor to ceiling windows, blank canvas and has an outdoor space.

Wedding Wire

The Knot

Cons: Doesn't meet #3, nothing even remotely close. Also, doesn't meet #5, because we'd be required to use their approved vendors and by the time we get everything we need/want, it puts us over budget.