The Mountain Dinner Theater + 2 Parks
Saturday, April 13, 2013
What a busy and wedding filled day I just had! I started my morning off by visiting a park close to the casino. It was much nicer and bigger than I thought it would be. There was no definite ceremony space, but I took the video below to show my parents.
After the park I went to my parents house, where I worked on my wedding planning binder and waited around for a bit until it was time to head out and look for more wedding places. On the way to our mountain dinner theater appointment, we stopped at the park to look around a little more, and stumbled across this…
Instant love. I’m anxious to go back and see what it looks like in May, when the trees will have leaves. We’d like to make the park a deal: that they let us use it and we’ll stain in, plant some flowers, and even paint that red church like building. We’d have to rent about 60-ish chairs to frame around the stage, along the sides. We’d also have to figure out an aisle, since the one between the benches is too narrow.
After the park we headed to a local bed and breakfast, but that was a bust instantly. Too small, and no flat land. We then headed to our appointment at the mountain dinner theater. As soon as we walked in, we knew right away that it was a no. The first reception area was chopped up rooms, four total, and it was very outdated. What’s weird, is that it looks okay in pictures. In person, we didn’t like it. They also had an outdoor area, but again, outdated and the logistics wouldn’t work with us. Plus, she said you couldn’t be loud and you had to be done by 9. Even though we knew it was a no right away, we were polite, but left within 10 minutes.
I still can’t believe that it looks nice in pictures. I should have taken a video, but I was ready to high-tail it out of there. Pictures can be deceiving I guess.
After the mountain dinner theater, we headed to a golf course, had dinner and stopped at a park, where we found another ceremony option. It would be more private than the first ceremony option, but we’d have to rent 100+ chairs.
For the most part we have made a decision for the reception venue, and I will announce what we chose after I submit the proper paper work and deposit to hold the room. We also have two options for the ceremony, but I still need to contact both places to see if my date is available.
What do you think we chose? The casino with its floor to ceiling windows, the nearby hotel options, the complimentary shuttles to and from the casino and hotels, the after party options at the casino bars, the low room rental fee and the awesome wedding coordinator i’m working with or the golf course with that gorgeous wooden ceiling, the on-site ceremony option, the surrounding scenery, the flexible staff and the option to bring my own wine. Place your bets!