Monday, November 30, 2009

Holidays, work, and blogging don't mix

I'm a delinquent. I wanted to come right out and say it. I could say that no one sent a Bridespot in for November, which is true. I could say I haven't attended any weddings this month, which is true. I could say, the weather is lousy and I don't like the cold, and it makes me cranky. BUT they would all be lame excuses. Truthfully, I have been crazy busy and my personal life and fun hobbies (like this blog) have taken a backseat to the 9 to 5 and alllllll my social commitments lately. Do you know I have to skip work to go to a florist with my best friend??? How are we that busy, really? And now as tomorrow brings December and lots of holiday parties, my schedule will only tighten. Sometimes you just need a day off. I think I'll get one around January 3rd. Ha! Just have to power through til then. I apologize for being a deliquent, I really do. I hope to get the creative juices flowing again this weekend. Love to all!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Venue of the Month - Meredith Manor

Name: Meredith Manor
Location: Pottstown, PA
Rental Fee:
Day Time: Barn;
Barn & Tent
Friday 4 hrs: $1,200; $1,500
Friday 5 hrs: $1,450; $1,825
Saturday Afternoon 4 hrs: $1,200; $1,500
Saturday Afternoon 5 hrs: $1,450; $1,825
Saturday Evening 4 hrs: NA; $2,800
Saturday Evening 5 hrs: NA; $3,400
Sunday 4 hrs: $1,400; $2,200

Exclusive Caterer: They have an exclusive caterer on site. Their food is amazing. They do not offer separate food tastings for every couple getting married at the venue, instead they have 2 open houses a year where they set up food as if for a wedding and there you can taste the food.

Main Ballroom Capacity: The minimum guest count for tent use and/ or for a Friday Evening, Saturday Afternoon, or Sunday is 100 people. The minimum guest count for tent use and/or for a Saturday evening is 125 people. For groups less than 100, the Barn facility may be used on Friday evenings, Saturday afternoons, or Sundays. Maximum Capacity is flexible as a bigger tent can be used.

Limitations/Rules: You must use 1 of their 2 pre-approved DJs and they have an in house baker for the cake which is Bakers of Buffington. They have a recommended (but not required) florist and photographer as well, if you'd like to use them.

# of events per day: 2 events per day.
Parking: plenty of outdoor parking.
Outdoor Space: there is a patio where they have the bar with gazebos and fountains nearby.
Separate Cocktail Space: cocktail hour would be held in the barn and outside on the patio.
Ceremony Site: Yes-outdoor, can be held indoors if weather is bad.
Bridal Suite: Yes.
Air conditioned: Yes.
Handicap Accessible: Yes.
Overnight accommodations: No.
Nearby accommodations: The Inn at Chester Springs, Comfort Inn, Hampton Inn, all located in Exton, PA.

Special Comments from the Bride Jenn: "The reason we picked this space is because we both absolutely love the outdoors! It's the perfect location for a summer wedding and everything is included so there really isn't much to worry about!"

Thanks to Bride Jenn for suggesting this venue and helping with the post!!