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Venue Walkthrough: Salisbury House And Gardens

Venue Walkthrough: Salisbury House And Gardens (10)

Today we’re here with Bonnie B. for a walkthrough of the gorgeous venue Salisbury House And Gardens, located in Des Moines, Iowa. Enjoy!

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Salisbury House was built from 1923-1928 as the family home of cosmetic magnate, Carl Weeks. The home consists of Tudor stone work, Gothic arches and Carolean brickwork and was inspired by the King’s House in Salisbury, England. The stately interior offers exquisite architectural detail with intricate woodwork, leaded glass windows and 42 rooms filled with rare and historic collections.  The majestic house is nestled atop picturesque gardens that are encased by serene woodlands, providing an intimate setting for indoor or outdoor ceremonies and receptions.

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Venue Walkthrough: IJORERE Atelier

Venue Walkthrough: IJORERE Atelier

IJORERE Atelier is an elegant event space located in Elgin, IL.  I just love all of the exotic details!

Opening IJORERE Atelier seemed like an inevitable path for me. For the past 15 years I’ve been in the design and construction industry. Architecture will always be my first love, so I knew, whatever I got my hands into, would ultimately involve creative designing. While working as an architect, I ran a couture stationery business called IJORERE The Invitation Inc.

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Venue Walkthrough: HMS Warrior 1860

Venue Walkthrough: HMS Warrior 1860

Image credit: Simon J Coulson

Venue Walkthrough: HMS Warrior 1860 Image credit: Simon J Coulson

The HMS Warrior 1860 is a beautifully restored naval ship located in Portsmouth, England, and would the perfect venue for your nautical themed wedding! Enjoy this venue walkthrough:

HMS Warrior is the only surviving example remaining of the 45 Royal Navy iron hull ships built between 1861 and 1877, otherwise collectively known as the ‘Black Battlefleet’.

Venue Walkthrough: HMS Warrior 1860

Image credit: Simon J Coulson

Venue Walkthrough: HMS Warrior 1860Image credit: Simon J Coulson

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Venue Walkthrough: SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel in Pismo Beach

Venue Walkthrough: SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel in Pismo Beach

Today we’re sharing a collection of photos taken at the gorgeous SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel, located in Pismo Beach, CA — nostaligic for me since I went to university in San Luis Obispo, a hop-skip-and-jump away! The ocean views are simply breathtaking.

About the venue:

Discover a captivating oceanfront setting for an unforgettable wedding. This winter, the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel in Pismo Beach will be offering 50% off your entire wedding package as well as discounted group block rates for you and your guests, starting at just $99, for weddings held November 2013 through March 2014!

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Venue Walkthrough: The Veranda @ The Whitcomb in St. Joseph, Michigan

Venue Walkthrough: The Veranda @ The Whitcomb in St. Joseph, Michigan (1)

Gorgeous venue alert! The collection of images here are all taken at the stunning Veranda @ The Whitcomb, located in St. Joseph, Michigan. Love the versatility of the space, from the beautiful columns to the gorgeous windows (with beach views of Lake Michigan!)

About the venue:

The Veranda @ The Whitcomb is Southwest Michigan’s premier lake-view event venue. Commanding a scenic panorama on the bluff in downtown St. Joseph, Michigan, The Veranda is the ideal location for beautiful weddings.

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Venue Walkthrough: First Presbyterian Church of Portland Oregon

Can you hear the church bells ring? I can! First Presbyterian Church of Portland Oregon is a glorious venue that is magical with a traditional touch. I absolutely adore this venue!


Photo by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer

First Presbyterian Church, one of the oldest and largest churches in downtown Portland, Oregon, is a stunning and ornate setting for your wedding ceremony! The church, modeled after the New Railroad Station in Worcester, Massachusetts, was completed in 1890 and designated a National Historic Landmark on April 8, 1970.

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Venue Walkthrough: Sea Crest OceanFront Hotel

Say your vows with a view, Pismo style at the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel. We got a full tour with breathtaking photos. If you’re considering a beach wedding, this might just be your venue!

The SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel’s beautiful oceanfront setting makes them one of the top sites in Pismo Beach for hosting memorable events. From weddings and social celebrations to corporate functions, the SeaCrest is well equipped to handle every type of gathering. In addition to their expansive lawn and RoofTop Terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean, they also have over 2,500 square feet of indoor function space including conference and meeting rooms and reception and banquet facilities.

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Venue Walkthrough: Hummingbird Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Wedding Venue Love’s Hummingbird Hall Jamaica is an award-winning, all inclusive, boutique destination wedding venue in Montego Bay Jamaica.

The mansion sits on a four thousand acre estate which boasts a private beach, waterfall, lakes, lush botanical gardens and beautiful, beautiful panoramic views.

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Wedding Venue Walkthrough: A Fully Restored 18th Century Maine Barn!

I’m pretty stoked to share this venue with you all today! The 1812 Farm in Bristol, Maine holds a special place in my heart, as it’s where my husband and I tied the knot last September (some of the photos in the post are from our wedding). If you’re looking for a Maine venue that marries rustic appeal with elegance, this is definitely a contender! Now, onto the tour…

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The 1812 Farm is the perfect setting for your wedding reception with its spectacularly restored 18th century barn

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Wedding Venue Walkthrough: The Center

Getting married in the Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky area? If you answered “yes,” then get ready for a tour of The Center. I just love the lighting–this venue is definitely celebration ready!

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The Center is a unique and customizable event venue in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Located in the Mercantile Building, many may remember the location as the former Contemporary Arts Center space.This convenient location allows guests access to nearby hotels and parking.

The Center

With nearly 15,000 square feet of space, modern architectural features, and a great view of Fountain Square – there is truly nothing like it downtown! The expansive hardwood floors and neutral walls in the ballroom allow clients to arrange the space to fit their needs and create the atmosphere of their choice with the lighting and décor.

The Center

The reception area under the dome ceiling is a popular spot for a cocktail hour, but no two events at The Center are the same!

The Center

The Center is not a full service venue and does not have a preferred vendors list. This means that the space is yours for the duration of the event and you are welcome to work with the caterers, party planners, rental companies and entertainers of your choice – at no additional cost! Caterers are welcome to use the open kitchen and can easily access the main event areas.

The Center

There are also smaller side rooms around the venue that can be used for kids, photo booths, buffets, and more!

The Center

Interested in The Center? Check them out on WeddingVenueLove or head on over to their site.

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