For couples who are from two different places, picking a venue can be difficult. Mike’s family is from the north and mine from the south so we decided to go with an East Coast wedding somewhere in the middle. We wanted to find a place that fit our style, budget and wasn’t too difficult for traveling guests.
The first venue we visited was the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina.
We loved all of the options for venues on the property and fell in the love instantly. It had character and charm! The next step was looking at the pricing… let’s just say we fell out of love! This was a good starting point as we then had something to compare other venues to from that point forward.
The next stop was the Old Historic Rice Mill in South Carolina.
We drove up to Charleston and back just for a quick venue tour. On our way there we kept saying “This is the venue.” The front of the building was beautiful and the location on the harbor was great. After going inside we knew this wasn’t what we envisioned from the pictures. Mike and I spent a couple hours roaming around Charleston trying to figure out what about this venue didn’t work for us. It was back to the drawing board!
The final stop was last month at the Old Cigar Warehouse in South Carolina.
This location is a relatively new event space in the heart of Greenville. It had all of the components that we were looking for on our wedding day. Mike and I were grinning ear to ear the entire tour. I think I was so excited and busy asking questions that I forgot to take pictures! That day we drove around to a food tasting then a photographer. By the end of the weekend we had nailed down the venue, photographer, caterer, DJ, and officiant!
Mike and I can’t wait until our November 15 wedding at the Old Cigar Warehouse with a dream team of vendors!