Venue Day: Choosing Online

Adam and I started our search for the perfect venue online.  We searched for museums, lofts, theaters, and other unique places to host a wedding reception.  Amazingly, we have almost the exact same tastes.  We like clean, modern spaces that are bare enough to personalize…which is why the River East Arts Center jumped out to us as the clear front-runner in the race to become our venue.  I mean, honestly, take a look at these pictures!

The space, undecorated.

The space, undecorated.

The space, with blue uplighting and unfussy fabric draping.

The space, with blue uplighting and unfussy fabric draping.

The space as we would set it up, but with different colors.

The space as we would set it up, but with different colors.

The space, looking as sultry as walls and floors can be.

The space, looking as sultry as walls and floors can look.

Be still, my panting, drooling heart.

Sadly, we ruled this place out pretty quickly.  Our vendors will be in the suburbs, and it would be a hassle to get everything into the city.  The venue fee plus a Chicago caterer would most likely surpass our entire wedding budget.  Adam and I can look at venue pictures all day, but when it comes to looking for caterers, we have no patience at all.  So our next thought was….let’s find a place that has in-house catering!  Our search words switched from “museums” and “lofts” to “banquet halls” and “restuarants.”  Let’s see what we discovered next!

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June 16, 2009. Decor, Lighting, Venue.

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