2 things I am VERY happy about.. 1. finding a perfect venue and 2. not having to search the internet for venues anymore!
We visted home Columbus day weekend with a few goals.. see as many people as we could in 4 days, dance our bums off at a good friends wedding (congrats whip & jon!), and BOOK a venue. While venue searching my plan was to take pictures of all the places we visited and blog about it and that's how I could enter into this whole blog world- huge fail! We checked out only 3 venues as I got lazy and wanted to spend time with my friends and family rather than traveling all over NE to look at venues. First stop was Hawthorne Country Club- immediately turned off as the place had a stale stench that I just couldn't shake. After leaving I was kind of distraught about the whole wedding venue search because at that point we only had one other venue scheduled to check out. Then I remembered The Villa in East Bridgewater- I had briefly looked at it online and sent an email to one of the coordinators weeks prior but never really set a time to check it out. After leaving HCC I thought, hey might as well give the gal at the Villa a call and see if we can swing by, luckily we could! We were greeted by Lauren the sweetest girl ever. She brought us out a delish cheese plate and a cute bride to be bag. It's like she already knew that food & free swag was the way to my heart! We enjoyed our cheese plate while chatting with her in the place where cocktail hour would potentially be then checked out the rustic yet sheek Madera room with 2 fireplaces and the kicker for me- INCLUDED CHIAVARI CHAIRS! I don't know what it is about those chairs but I don't think I could possibly plan a reception anywhere without them! We left The Villa and I had a huge smile on my face and was ready to party down with my favs for the night. Day 2 we woke up slightly hungover, ouch, but that's what happens when you have the most amazingly fun friends ever and you haven't seen them in a while. Last venue-We headed to Lake of Isles which is part of Foxwoods Casino. My first thought upon arrival was "oh jesus no, how am I ever going to decide between The Villa and this place". As the tour continued we were not disappointed, the grounds were perfectly manicured and the view of the lake was beyond beautiful. We left with a TOUGH decision and what made it even tougher was I was leaning towards The Villa and Eddie was leaning towards Lake of Isles. That night I whipped out my handy wedding planning notebook and listed the pros and cons of each. And the Decision...... THE VILLA. I can not wait to start planning my dream wedding here.. June 9th 2012!