25 February 2012

To Have and To Hold

Stephen and Rebecca are back in town this weekend to check out a few more potential places for their reception.  We toured 3 venues today ranging from a could local country clubs to two places wedding places.  One is a local venue that we have driven past for years, but have never seen the inside.  It is an older style home/building that was build specifically for weddings and receptions.  This is a turn-key, hands off, write one check kind of operation.  Depending upon the package, they take care of just about everything.  All you need to do is show up (in tuxes and wedding dress, if desired).  Interesting house full of antiques and elegant decorations.  Very elegant, very romantic.   

The second was a local country club.  Nice, clean, efficient.  Nice plantation style club house with large balconies and lots of room for guests/dancing.

The third was a specialty place that was built for one reason - weddings.  It is a huge enclosed building with three distinct areas for weddings/receptions of varying sizes.  Based upon a Mexican villa architectural style, each area can hold a different number of people.  Theoretically, they could stage 3 receptions at the same time, but that would be a massive undertaking.  The smallest venue is a wine cellar vault room, with a more cozy atmosphere.  The larger rooms can hold up to 250 people with a dance floor and tiered seating.  

All of these places made us realize the kind of business opportunities available for prospective newlyweds.  Of course, none are cheap to stage and that is before you factor in the bar bill.    

Spotted this "advice" in the restroom
 Plans are to tour two more prospective sites tomorrow.


ShadowRun300 said...

Around these parts, we rent a "hall" (The American Legion or the Knights of Columbus). These halls are big and square with tables lined up along the edges. The back wall has a bar. This is where you go to get Bud Light on tap or pre-made Fuzzy Navels and Whiskey Sours. The meals consist of fried chicken, roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw and a piece of white bread. EVERY TIME.
I think I like your parts better. Yet another reason to move! :)

Abby said...

Whoo, those are some wedding digs!

The "fanciest" wedding I ever went to was held in the governor's mansion in Denver. I don't recall it being as nice as the ones in your photos!

meleah rebeccah said...

All three of those options are ABSOLUTELY beautiful. WOW.

terri said...

Makes you realize that there truly is a wedding industry. There is money to be made when two people decide to tie the knot.

Looks like the happy couple will have some gorgeous options for their big event.