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wedding wednesday: wedding venues

Choosing a location is the beginning step for our wedding planning. It's exciting. We have a place and date! Check out some different wedding locations below and our final choice.

Garden wedding.
This is such a romantic and beautiful setting. The fiancee and I actually took a look at a wedding in a garden. However the garden was a long distance.
cost: high -average $500-$2,500

Beach/Destination wedding.
This looks like a lot of fun.
cost: low- destination weddings are low because most likely guest count will be small.

Farm wedding.
This is very rustic and a natural setting.
cost: high-average between $500 -$2,500

Church wedding.
A very traditional and classic wedding.
cost: low

Hotel wedding.
An elegant venue. We considered a couple of hotels nearby. The capacity of the space didnt work with us. I think max was 200.
cost: high -average $500-$2500

Vineyard wedding.
I loved this. Good wine to go around. The fiancee and I had this in our idea book, however the location had strict policies. No outside cater and not any other beverage other than wine(well of course).
cost: high $2,500-$10,000

Vegas wedding.
This type a wedding is just a good party!
cost: low

Country Club wedding.
Very posh and glam setting. We also considered a local country club, but with this also came some obstacles.
cost: high -average cost is between $500-$2500

Backyard wedding.
This is a sweet intimate idea. Not a bad choice if you have a good sized back yard.
cost: low

Park wedding.
This is natural and a beautiful setting.
cost: low -average cost between $15-$250.
Another venue with this low cost would be a restaurant!

Courthouse wedding.
This is very intimate.
cost: low

Historic Train Station.

This is what we chose! This is the place. June 8th 2013!! After choosing this place they had limited dates because spring/summer is a busy season for them with proms and weddings. It being a historic location the cost was more. Average cost of a historic location is between $500-$2500
our cost: high -$1,800+

Remember when choosing your location to ask questions! What amenities (table/chair) are provided, dates available, outside catering, alcohol permission, decor permission,  guest capacity, parking choices, insurance, security guard fees, and more.

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  1. Hi Lisa,

    I like the idea of having a wedding at a Historic Train Station. Our Union Station has lots of big weddings.

    We went for a Historic Country Manor/Mansion with the hand-fasting ceremony taking place outside and the reception inside with food,drinks and live music for dancing. A lot of little expenses added up to a $1500.00 more that we Somehow the Photo booth got damaged and stuff like that.

    I know you will have a wonderful wedding and you are getting off to a great start.HUG!

  2. thank you so much!great info!

  3. Can I combined all of them into one? lol... Great ideas <3
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    Have a beautiful day

    1. i wish i could combine them all too!

  4. I had so much fun searching for wedding venues. I think that was my favorite part.
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