Yup, I've found our dream venue.. about 2 weeks after the Man popped the question.. but I can't book it until one year in advance. This is driving me nuts! I try not to stress about it, since I doubt there will be many people flocking to reserve "our pick" on a Friday evening in 2013... but I am a planner. And I have to wait. And I know a year in advance is PLENTY of time.. but I want to lock it in now!
[that exclamation point makes that sentence seem a bit bratty, but it's meant to imply impatience.. not bridezilla-ness]
Instead of fretting over the 2% uncertainty that I have over our dream location, I think I'll share a sneak peak into it instead.
Our dream venue -- Kiesel Park in Auburn
|Pavillion at Kiesel Park - from 100layercake|
|The Nunn-Winston House at Kiesel Park from 100layercake|
|One of the rooms of the Nunn-Winston |
(from our tour late one day, pardon the poor picture quality)
The reception area is a pretty simple hall, but it has these grand shutters and plenty of windows that look over the park. All areas of the park are easily accessible and I hope that will be a plus for all of our guests.
|An outside view of the hall, next to the Nunn-Winston House|
stairs and a ramp lead to the double doors which open into the hall
(again, pardon the poor picture quality)
Another thing we loved about the park were all the different areas surrounding the pavilion and houses that will be perfect for people to get away from the hustle and bustle if they want. (The Man's dad is notorious for wandering off, and I know he'll love having room to meander away.)
|One of the gardens at the park - has a few arbors and a newly built gazebo|
Now to figure out how to decorate this blank slate and make it a bit more nerd-tastic.
|One wall of the hall... just needs a little love|