Just introducing myself, as I am another Brisbane bride. I haven't chosen a reception venue yet, and we had a ceremony site (Sherwood Uniting Church) until we realised that our Jan date and guest list didn't really fit in with the church. So back to square one and hoping to get some inspiration from here!
Welcome Miss Summer - how big is your guest list? Do you have any other ideas in mind, garden, beach perhaps? Or are you happy to go down the church aisle?
Hi Ginger Ninja, I am comfortable with the church- and was quiet set on it as it's where my grandparent got married, but it only seats 90 in a pinch and our guest list is sitting at around the 120 mark. That and it's not air-conditioned so lots of people, too small a space, middle of summer in brisbane, it a recipe for someone to pass out (probably me in those HOT wedding dresses- It didn't realised they were so heavy and hot!).
There is a bigger church up the road, which we might end up going with, but I really want to get my reception venue sorted first. My logic is we'll find our reception venue and if we fall in love with somewhere that we can only invite 90 because of the budget, we'll stay in the church we like. But if we find a reception venue that we can have 120 come in budget we'll have to chance ceremony venue!
It's such a stressful part of the wedding- i guess because so much of you budget goes into it. But we have no idea where to start when it comes to receptions!
We would like to spend an absolute MAX of $120 ish per head (thats for about 100 pax). Any suggestions welcomed. Oh and FH is again a cocktail style reception!