So as discussed in this blog post – we were having some problems with the original venue we had chosen for our wedding (the Mayfield Inn). We had been hopeful that it would still work out with them but it ended up not – and that ended up messing with our originally-proposed July 27, 2013 wedding date. By the time the Mayfield turned into a not-gonna-happen, any July dates (and most summer dates) for 2013 had already been booked at most of our backup choices. So we had to push our wedding date to next October instead of July. But I won’t go into much detail about how disappointed we are with the Mayfield – let’s talk about the positive that came out of it…
As of today, we have officially put our deposits down for a ceremony and a reception space and we can go now go full-steam ahead with wedding plans!
For our ceremony space – we’ve chosen the Edmonton Petroleum Club!
The ceremony will take place in the club’s upper level ‘Rainbow’ room:
We will be married in the middle of where those chairs are in the above photo – underneath (what I think) is a very beautiful arched, high ceiling – with lots of light flowing into the room. The above photo is the direction that our guests will be facing/looking. Here’s a side angle:
And this photo below is the other half of the Rainbow Room – where the guests will be seated/standing (the cocktail tables won’t be there):
Our tentative guest list sits around 150-170 people and the Rainbow Room has more than enough space for that capacity – hooray! We had considered doing our reception at the club as well but one of our biggest wedding factors is the ability to bring in our own alcohol, which the club doesn’t allow – so for our reception we chose the Old Timer’s Cabin!
One of the original wedding themes that I wanted was a rustic/wooden wedding which would have been scrapped had we gone with the Mayfield – which would definitely have been more ballroom – elegant. The Old Timer’s Cabin definitely brings us back to the rustic/wooden theme!
The cabin can hold a maximum of 250 people – which is more than enough. The space is huge. There were already tables set up when we went to check it out. The view in the photo above is the direction the head table will be at – in front of their fire place.
The above photo shows the other half of the room – including the back where the stage and dance floor is. In this particular set-up, the tables are covering the square where the dance floor would be. We will be able to set up the tables in a way so that the dance square won’t be covered (so we won’t have to move tables in the middle of the night). I also want to change the table situation where the head table is as well, because I feel since the head table isn’t raised, the tables in front of it need to be spread out more so there’s more focus on the head table. :)
The cabin also has a beautiful outside backyard space with a great view of the downtown skyline (well – it would be better if the big trees weren’t in the way, but still visible). It will be a nice place for guests to take a breather and get some fresh air.
We plan on decorating the inside of the Old Timer’s Cabin with lots of twinkly lights and candles so I imagine it will be quite beautiful. :)
Just lovely!!! :)
Now that the venues are confirmed, I imagine there will be more regular wedding blog posts to come – as I’m (we’re) in full planning mode now. In the immediate future – caterer meeting next week and dress shopping the week after! Hooray! :)
So what do you think of these venues? Have you been to any of them before?!