Visited the Venue
I drove 3 hours to visit our venue today. Ive seen it in photos but to actually see it in person was breath taking. I want this to be my venue so bad. I even gave her a $500 deposit to hold our date. The part I don't like. It's $4000. That includes tables, chairs and white linens for 100 guests. There is a bridal suite, bridal party suite and a grooms suite for everyone to get ready. Since we want an outside ceremony the chairs will have to be rented which totals 500 for 100 chairs and then a 200 delivery fee. Use of the venue for 8 hours the day of the wedding. (im not sure this is going to work). Free 1 hour rehearsal, free 2 hour bridal shower, and no charge to use the venue to take our engagement photos. Of course this is just using the venue for free. Problem is the venue is so far away there will probably not be a rehearsal nor will we use the venue for a bridal shower because of distance as well. She did say she would add another hour if we didn't want to use one of the free items. So that is 9 hours. And there is a honeymoon suite that is normally $200 a night that she is going to give us for free that has a full kitchen and she will serve us a continental breakfast. The picture opportunities are stunning. Here are a few photos.