Monday, August 18, 2014

Say Yes to the Venue?

If there was a TLC show about brides who try to find the perfect venue for their weddings, I would binge watch it to the end. (Alternate title: The Good, the Bad, and the Tacky.) No one tells you how hard it can be to find a venue. With the dress, you just try on until you find the perfect one. With the venue, it’s a different story. Even if you find the perfect reception location or church, some other bride may have already booked it!

In the past two months, I think we’ve found about 6 “perfect” places for our reception that have already been booked on our date! (Because how could we not get married on October 3rd?)

This past weekend, Ryan and I spent almost an entire day driving all over the state looking at different places. 1 was horrible, 1 was beautiful but not our style, 1 was a possibility, and 1 was perfect, as long as it doesn't rain. We’re going for a more country-rustic feel, and we think this location will be beautiful once the leaves begin to change! 

Ceremony location

Historic barn where a cocktail hour would be held

Inside the barn

Garden conservatory where the reception would be held

Inside the conservatory

What do you think?

Linking up with Rachael and Lisa


  1. Are you still looking at more places or have you decided on this one? I think it looks nice, but like you said, it will look even more beautiful in the fall with the different colored leaves.

  2. Love it!! We got lucky and found our perfect venue after looking at only one other one. It's all so exciting isn't it?!

  3. Looks great, tons of character. I am sure your photos will be fantastic!