I'm new to the forums so if I do it all wrong, please don't yell at me.
So, I'm getting married next April (got engaged in November 19) and we have been looking at venues. We've narrowed it down to two; one is a beautiful loft and terrace with wood floors and an outdoor ceremony space that looks like it came straight from Lord of the Rings, which is really what we want. The other space is a mansion-type venue with a really cool pergola outdoor space for our ceremony. The inside isn't as nice, but is still workable I think. Both venues will cost about the same amount when we round in food, bar, and any extras.
Our problem is that we're leaning towards the loft, but the only way to get to the space is up a flight of stairs (about twelve stairs with a landing between). Fiance's grandfather has mobility concerns and might have trouble getting up and down stairs. This is literally the only thing keeping us from calling and booking the loft. We're torn on whether or not we should book the other place instead because his grandfather hasn't been "open" to all of our ideas about the wedding and was refusing to attend unless we moved it from the brewery we originally chose. As you can see, it's a complicated situation.
What's your advice? We obviously can't come up with a solution ourselves currently, so we figured we could use some input. thanks!