Wedding Venues – Lots of Options!

Wedding venues – lots of options! From the rose hill plantation to a hotel to a DIY venue in the countryside – everybody has their own idea of a perfect venue so it’s all down to personal preference!


When completing the biggest task on your wedding list, that of choosing your venue, remember to consider all options. Start by searching wedding rentals orange county online and seeing what comes up. Sometimes, we do not see the forest for the trees! What? What I mean is, often we get so used to seeing a particular landmark in our lives that we don’t even think it could be a possible wedding venue.


For those living in Mystic, Connecticut, that could very well be the case with the Inn at Mystic. What a charming little local inn! But what a bang up job they do on events! My associate, Debbie, attended a business meeting there, and thought it would be an ideal wedding venue. Apparently, so do the owners, and they offer fabulous wedding packages.


The city of Mystic offers views such as the one above. Gorgeous!



The wedding tent, pictured above in two photos, easily converts into an spectacular venue for business events or weddings. You can see where the tent is connected by one side to the main Inn. I think this is wise, as you waste no space. The tent area moves easily into the main building, creating a nice flow.


The photo above showcases the tent area waiting to be dressed for a wedding. I love the chandelier in this photo. Surprising, isn’t it, that such elegance is available in a tent environment? It works, though. Your take away from this post? Look at all possibilities in your community. You may be surprised that a location you have previously overlooked would be PERFECT for your event. In fact, it may be exactly what you’ve been looking for.

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Photo #5 Debbie Stauble

A Wedding At Home?

Would you consider a wedding at home?

I recently worked on a “Home Wedding”.  It was one of he nicest I’ve ever been to, personally or professionally.  It didn’t hurt that it was not just an “Everyday Home”.  The wedding was held at the fabulous summer “Cottage” of the groom’s family.  The “Cottage” has been in the family for four generations.  Below is a photo of the three story wonder, situated right on a lake.


It wasn’t only the beauty that appealed to the bride when she requested to be married here – although that can’t be denied – but the long standing tradition.  Many family members have been married here, right under the tree on the left, pictured below.


The couple decided to have a tent, both for aesthetics and potential weather issues.   It was a good call.   It presented an air of elegance, and festivity.  They ended up having a perfect day, not too cold, not too hot…and NO rain! But it was a nice respite for the guests to get out of the sun.  The tables and chairs were perfectly proportioned for the tent’s dimensions, the dance floor ample.


I love how the guests were encouraged to enjoy cocktail hour on the bistro tables below.  The view of the lake was absolutely stunning.


Below, a photo of the tent.  Isn’t it lovely?


And as the day turned into night, the stone wall dividing the property from the lakes’s beach was lined with luminarias – paper bags filled with sand with a candle, (in this case, an electric candle), in the center. It was an exquisite scene as night fell.


The next shot gives you a little closer view of the luminarias AND the lake.  The wedding was a huge success.  The guests had a wonderful time – and  THAT is the goal!


All photos: Mary P. Karnes