Venue Alternatives, PLEASE HELP
Ok, so a very close friend of mine is getting married on a budget (about $35k). I am trying to help her come up with some Venue Alternatives.
* I have suggested Parks (shes worried about bugs, and she doesn't seem thrilled with the idea of a pretty wedding tent.)
*I suggested the beautiful historic town of Snug Harbor (its run down)
*Cruise ship around Manhattan (motion sickness)...
Idk what else to suggest. She would like to spend about $90-$100 per person …I suggested maybe having a lunch reception instead of Diner…Food is just as good and much cheaper, it would open her options up, but she book her church for 2pm and does not want to have the ceremony any earlier…so forget lunch.
The church she is having her ceremony at is on Staten Island and so her reception needs to be on or near Staten Island. She found a place in her price range that she likes but it's a half hour away in NJ and though its in a beautiful Victorian town, its also 2 blocks from a train station!!!...I warned her that so much could go wrong, the trains could be loud if they are running at the time of her wedding, Imagine hearing WAAAAAA while your father is giving a speech!!! and a half hour may not seem far but what if there is traffic God forbid there is an accident on the bridge to NJ...it might take hours to clear....not all of her guests drive, so some will have to cab it unless she provides a shuttle bus...I feel like I'm freaking out more then she is lol I just don't think she understands how much of a disaster this could turn into....I am hoping I can come up with something that she feel comfortable with but its hard to find alternatives in Staten Island...PLEASE HELP
Thanks in advance ;)