We’re deciding on a venue. While we ourselves have strong (often conflicting– who loves floral!) opinions in most designs matters, we don’t have a firm aesthetic vision for this wedding (“nice” is up there though). This means that the venue will pretty much determine the look of the ceremony and reception.
We have narrowed down the list to two. Okay, actually, these two were the only ones on the list to begin with. Still, there are deliberations. Rock and roll? White cube?
Option one: the River Music Experience. It’s a cool concert venue, the whole
second floor is east to rent, there’s a separate room where it’d be easy to have the ceremony, they have awesome sound and video screens, it’s very mingling friendly, and they have neat stuff on display (like Jimmy Hendrix’s hat, and a scale replica of a riverboat!). Downsides is that the layout is weird, with a separate room, an odd-shaped open area, and then the concert room itself. Also, the rental contract is pretty relaxed and reasonable. They don’t have a lot staff, so we’d need to bring in more people to help.
Option two has been our first choice: the Figge Art Museum. It’s very modern
Minimalist, all clean lines and spacious and open, has a view of the riverfront, an open patio, and you can rent access to all the galleries very reasonably. It would be a bit more expensive. Catering is entirely in-house, and it doesn’t have the AV equipment the River Music Experience has. It also has terrible sound, which vexes me. Glass walls, high ceilings, and terrazzo flooring is all quite echoey.
If we get our act together, we should have it settled by next week. Lindsey has also been in full dress-finding mode. The excitement never ends here, let me tell you.