Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wedding Venues

We have officially started the search for wedding venues and I would LOVE my faithful readers opinions and comments.

We have a large group - about 350 - and would like everyone in the same room, large dance floor, with a separate area for cocktail hour.  Plus, we really want it inside and don't want to chance the weather.

Here is our progress so far:
1) Train Station - too small, no cocktail area
2)  Parkway Place - contender.  Have it on hold for 10/22/11
3)  Secor Building - seeing tomorrow
4)  Gladiuex Meadows - seeing Saturday
5)  Stranahan Theater/Great Hall - seeing Saturday (hopefully)
6)  Graystone Hall - sounded good on a website, looked not so good in pictures, plus the rep called me at 9:50 pm on a Tuesday night from his home.  Creepy.
7)  Holiday Inn French Quarter - Future Bro In Law was married there
8)  Crowne Plaza - Cousin married there this year
9)  HGI Levis - my cousin last year, his cousin next year
10)  Pinnacle - too stuffy? I heard over priced
11)  Art Museum - Did not return two of my inquires.  Also heard you cannot drink red wine there.
12)  Toledo Country Club - possible
13)  Willis B. Boyer - yes, on a boat mutha f***a.  Still need to hear back from them
14)  Maumee Bay - won't book until October 2010 for October 2011.  I don't want to wait that long to book.

ANY OTHER IDEAS?????  THOUGHTS? What did you do?

**Note these two pics look fabulous but the first one is in England on the Thames and the second in California.  Out of the budget perhaps.


Sarah said...

The Parkway Lounge is BEAUTIFUL! My cousin got married there last year, and I absolutely loved it.

We had our reception at Holland Gardens. It's big, large dance floor, and Ty (the manager/head cook) was awesome to work with. And, they were very resonably priced.

Sarah said...

FYI - Graystone used to be a roller skating rink. We had our proms there. It's okay.

SassyTimes said...

Holland Gardens is nice, as is the Hilton (Glendale?? maybe?? the one on the UT/MUO campus).

We got married at Nazareth's my all time favorite place.

Anonymous said...

i had my rehearsal dinner at the Toledo Country Club in the round room and it was beautiful. They have an adjoining room as well and could probably accomodate 350. I had the reception at the Hilton Toledo and i love it. The wedding coordinator there was great :)

Ky • said...

First of all, can I just tell you HOW excited I am to read about WEDDING PLANS!!!! Do not, for one minute, ever think that we, your faithful readers (and friends) aren't LOVING hearing about this. YES!

That said, it's true. No red wine at the museum. We got married there and had the reception there, too. Plus remember, there are DEFINITE # issues. We were like 2 people over 200 and they wanted us to stick 'em in the glass room. :)

I'm sorry to hear that the train station didn't work.

I have only ever been to a wedding (on your list of venues) at the Toledo Country Club. And BOTH were gorgeous. Perhaps not big enough for your group, though? Oh, and Nazareth Hall IS lovely. (I always worry about the drive home for guests, though. The cops totally watch that stretch.)

And, Sarah's reception place (Turtle Parade) was perfect. Perhaps it would be good for your myriad of friends. (You're just so darn likable.)

Cannot WAIT to hear more.

Mickey D. said...

Ours was at the Pinnacle and we loved it. It was a bit pricey but everyone there bent over backward for us. And that was worth it to us.

Parkway Place is really nice. That would definitely be a good option.

All Things Red said...

Or you could always try our previous employer! HAHA - just kidding. :)

benilhalk said...

Wow, that looks wonderful. We too booked indoor San Francisco wedding venues for our small wedding. Truly venue was amazing. The staff over there was very polite and helpful. They attended all guests amazingly. Glad that I booked that spot from

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