Nontraditional wedding venue users: How did you find your venue? Bonus points if it was in St. Louis
May 22, 2011 6:23 PM Subscribe
What are some off the beaten path wedding venues in the St. Louis Missouri region?
posted by plungerjoke to Grab Bag (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Good evening, all:
My fiance and I thought we had found the perfect wedding venue in St. Louis, but it turned out the person in charge of it was very unreliable. After he cancelled two meetings with us within a week, we decided we need to move on.
I'm not sure what kind of a presence STL has on Metafilter, but askmefi hasn't failed me yet.
What we are looking for:
A nice venue that is outside of the "wedding industrial complex"
The place we had found previously was not a typical wedding venue at all. There were no "preferred caterers," the rates were very reasonable, the rate was for the space for the whole night rather than having to pay by the hour, and perhaps most importantly to me, they did not impose the per person per hour bar system.
What I've found so far suggests that these annoyances are going to be present at just about anywhere that advertises they do weddings... so where to from now?
If you aren't in St. Louis but you've done something similar where you live, it would be great if you could let me know how you found your venue. The wedding industry is making me feel mighty taken advantage of, and that is probably my least favorite feeling in the world.