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#1 RaydensMama

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    Posted 13 May 2007 - 08:27 PM

    OK first of all I apologize for no pics! I forgot my camera!!! Sorry mommy brain today Anyways, here is a bit about the visit. (DRYSDALES)
    When we got there it looked really nice. All beautiful trees and just a really nice country look to it. The woman who worked there was super nice and helpful. She took us through a door into this kinda wearhouse looking area. She said, OK this is the reception greenhouse. So in my head Im like ?? This is it?? I kinda expected more. I guess since it wasnt done up yet it didnt look to great. In all honesty, I think it would look nice decorated, but of course all I could think about is how much extra money it was gonna cost just for decorations! So then I asked her if it was air conditioned and she said NO! Again, another shock. My wedding is in June and I cant imagine being in a greenhouse with no air! She said that it would be warm but all the walls of windows opened. Granted this would cool it down, but it would also let all the bugs in. Also what if it rained?? Then it would be hot and humid. So after she showed us the room she told us that there are no bathrooms in the reception area. And people would have to go to the washrooms around back. Ya, cause thats fair to all the old people coming! OK so now we take the walk over to where the ceremony could be held. It was nice but nothing amazing. It kinda looked like getting married in someones yard (ironically that is where you get married, the old owners live there! LOL) I agreed with her that you would get great photos, but for the price I dont think its worth it. The woman was very nice and helpful and the place is pretty but I think we are crossing this one off the list.
    OK sorry for that long post!!!

    #2 Martha

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      Posted 13 May 2007 - 08:56 PM

      You still have 2 other choices, right? Are you going on site visits to those ones also?

      Sorry it didn't turn out better. :hug:

      #3 CourtneyV

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        Posted 13 May 2007 - 09:02 PM

        No a/c?!? Hahaha, omg I'd cross it off right then and there! Can you imagine being stuck in there on a hot day? No one would be motivated to dance because it is too darn hot and sticky! Oh well, at least you're closer to making a decision!!
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        #4 *JillD*

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          Posted 13 May 2007 - 09:05 PM

          well at least you have two other options to look at, no A/C are they nuts!

          #5 Christine

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          Posted 13 May 2007 - 10:14 PM

          I agree those would be deal breakers for me, that was one of the first things I asked about our reception site-bathrooms and AC!
          Hopefully you can visit the other two places soon.
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            Posted 14 May 2007 - 02:24 AM

            Boo! Well at least you're still a year out so you have time to find the right place.

            #7 dragonfly

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              Posted 14 May 2007 - 02:55 AM

              When I went to the wedding there it was in October, so didn't even think about air conditioning. It was decorated beautifully, they had these trees, flowers & huge urns of flowers and plants inside, I assumed that they blonged to the farm (since it is a greenhouse on a tree farm) LoL. I didn't know about the bathrooms we left as soon as dinner was over, thats hillarious...
              Good luck on your next site visits, hope you find one you like!!

              #8 MelissaH

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                Posted 14 May 2007 - 08:56 AM

                Laura - have you ever heard of the Cranberry Resort in Collingwood? I had some friends who got married there last year and it was just beautiful! You could still get married on the water, but be close to home!

                They have so many options for weddings and the service and food were just awesome!

                Just a thought...

                #9 RaydensMama

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                  Posted 14 May 2007 - 09:12 AM

                  I have heard of it, but never looked into it. Im going to check it out online and if these other 2 places dont turn out I might take a look! Thanks for the idea!
                  I have to call today to make an appt for the Southshore Centre and Im waiting for the Nottawasaga Resort to email me back. Hopefully one of these will turn out better!!

                  #10 ~Melissa~


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                  Posted 14 May 2007 - 11:41 AM

                  well I'm sorry to hear that Laura. I know the photos you posted before of Drysdales looked quite nice. So for sure it's crossed off the list? Don't they do several weddings a year? Just wondering cuz those things like ac and bathrooms would be huge for most brides.. perhaps they should invest. LOL who am I to say that?

                  Good luck Laura with the hunt!!

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