Saturday, August 1, 2009

Search for a Venue: Part 3

The third option we found for our reception was Boulevard Banquet Hall. I happened to find it through a Google search and we decided to look at it the same week. The owner just took over ownership of the building this March. He and his wife had their wedding reception there, and his chiropractor office is just around the corner, so they ended up buying it. It turns out that David happens to know the owner's brother and the owner knew David's cousins when he said their names. What a small world!

(My own photo)

The banquet hall used to be a theater and has been around for over 50 years. There is seating for 300, they have open catering and alcohol policies, and the owner is incredibly accommodating. We asked about getting in on Friday to set up, and he ended up letting us have it for FREE on Friday! After hearing that, we put our deposit down immediately. He actually just finished repainting the inside (more neutral colors - yay!) and it looks great. This was while it was in the process of being painted:

(My own photo)

I love the metal on the ceiling - I think we'll be draping fabric through it and hanging paper lanterns over the dance floor. I'm excited to see how it all comes together!

Did you search end up being worth it in the end? How many venues did you have to look into before finding the perfect one?

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