Warning: This post has lots of explanations like "this is the _____" when it's obvious what it is. Bear with me.
So we FINALLY booked our location, after being engaged for a whopping 13 months! It was way cheaper than I expected. The depost was 200 bucks and the lady was like "You have a balance of 175" and I was like "...Are those taxes?" We booked it from 3-10, and the actual wedding will take place at 6. That gives us 3 hours to get it ready, and maybe like 1-2 hours to take everything down. Anyways.
It's at a place called Evelyn Kennedy Civic Center in LP, TX. Here's my impression of an artsyfartsy picture...Is not so good. (Which is one of the reasons I won't be the photographer hah)
It looks okay
outside, but it could probably use some sprucing up. I don't think we can do much outside though. I couldn't take very good pictures because it was so bright outside, but here's two.
I'm hoping to make or buy some "wedding graffiti" that we can easily put on and remove from the doors/walls. It will either be our monogram or our names or something. Maybe I could buy some more material in our colors and hang it from the front doors/windows like curtains. I don't like how you can see the "all you need is love" thing from there... It doesn't seem like it would be all that great for pictures, although I don't think there will be THAT many outside. Plus, I'm wondering how that would work if it was outside and the photog used a flash.
This is the foyer... Hopefully I can take down or cover the "all you need is love" this cuz I'm sure it will be different (and possibly more lame?) in October. If we can't take it down, I'll try to cover it with material or pictures of us. The door on that wall will be closed and locked on the day of the wedding (the room inside is just a little game room that we won't need.)
From there, you can either take a left or a right. To the left are the bathrooms.
There is a not-quite-full-length mirror right outside the women's bathroom and a water fountain. I peeked inside the women's bathroom and it's kinda dark and ...icky, but clean. It only has two stalls and it's got a somewhat large area behind where I stood to took the photo that has NOTHING.
I just couldn't brind myself to go inside the men's bathroom so I don't know what it looks like haha.
From the bathroom, if you pass the foyer (it's really small) you'll go into the big room. The ballroom? This is the view if you are still somewhat in the foyer but not quite.
The big black area is the stage. Der.
I'm wondering if we should put some kind of decorations on the fabric covering the areas behind and under the stage (because actually changing the fabric would require WAAAAY too much material) but I have no idea what. I'd also like to either get some wedding graffiti for the stage or cover it with some material like a "walkway". I can't think of what it's called but where you walk down the aisle to get there... Arg I suck at explanations. I didn't remember to take a picture of the whole area behind the curtain, but it's not very large and it's where the chairs are currently stored. I counted to make sure there were at least 50, and after 50 I lost count hah. This is what the chairs look like.
(The chairs I was talking about in the craftalong thread were apparently just extra in case we needed them.) There are two mid-size speakers hanging from the ceiling near the stage, and a sound system behind the curtain that is locked, but we will supposedly be allowed access to on the day of the wedding. This shows the speakers and how the ceiling is (the perimeter is lower than the middle of the ceiling)
. I didn't get a picture of this, but there's a big bubbling spot of paint on the ceiling of the stage, a little to the right of this picture; I'd like to cover it if possible. Past the "ballroom" there is a full kitchen that we will have complete access to
and when it is not needed, a sliding door can close to hide it. It's kinda ugly and that means I don't have to worry about making it pretty.
Any suggestions or ideas you guys and gals have to making this place look better are completely welcomed.
Also, in the contract it says we're not allowed to use nails, staples, or anything that will take the paint off or damage anything. How will I hang material??