It’s official. We have booked our reception venue! Originally when thinking of places to have the reception, I wanted to try to avoid the standard banquet hall. Not that I have anything against them, but I wanted something a little different. A little more homey. Growing up on a farm myself, I have always found something so beautiful in gorgeous and simple barn receptions, such as this one photographed by Cameron Ingalls.
Unfortunately, since we will be having 150-175 guests for our reception in December, it was a tad difficult to find a venue like the one shown above where people wouldn’t have to take advantage of the tight quarters to huddle together for body warmth!
After looking at a handful of reception locales that a) have heat and b) have enough space for all of our guests, we narrowed it down to our one and only. The Victorian Ballroom in Niles, Ohio.
Even though it is still a banquet facility, it gives the warm and inviting feel that I didn’t experience at other venues. How many other banquet facilities do you know that have a fireplace in them?! Pair the atmosphere with the great recommendations we had received and it was enough to win us over.
Everything will be personalized to our wedding, but here is a picture of the dual buffet lines, which they restock from the center (how genius?!).
And, here’s the famous cookie room again!!!
This area will be customized to our wedding decor and will house the wedding cake.
I am very pleased with our decision to have the wedding reception at The Victorian Ballroom. The husband and wife who own it are extremely nice and have been in the business long enough to give great tips on different ideas for the wedding day. I can’t wait to continue on with the planning process now that we have our venue!