A little about our venue. It took us long enough to make a decision so I think it deserves its own post.
Waterstone Farm and Estate is a horse farm, with real live horses. And while that might make for an extremely bleary eyed allergic reaction for some of our guests and perhaps our bride, it comes with a beautiful meadow and old hay barn.
You know when “they” say “you’ll just know.” Apparently that is applicable to venues. When we saw it we knew. And it really has a lot to do with the barn. The Boy grew up on a farm in St. Mary’s a farm that we have pictures of in our living room. Waterstone Farm is a perfect balance of country and city. It’s a farm – so the country part is obvious, but the Estate, the actual space we will be celebrating in… it’s not city, but it’s not countryish. It’s warm and lovely.
Additional perks, the cost. Without getting into specifics remember when Rolland wanted $5000 for the space alone? Waterstone doesn’t have a venue fee. It gets better. The plate price includes staff (exclusive of bar staff) tables (15 round and 4 rectangular) tablecloths (floorlength) and organza overlays (we picked silver which when matched with the white makes for a lovely shimmery gray – more on that later). I don’t know about you but that seems like a WAY better deal to me!
Just asked the Boy what he likes about it he says “It’s rural and it’s close.” The Boy is a little under the weather right now so a man of few words.
Basically we wanted a venue that we wouldn’t need to decorate much. Flowers on tables and done. No transforming into a completely new space – that seemed like too much work, and too much money.
I think we got what we wanted… but here are some pics so you can be the judge and tell me what you think!