Hi Ladies....I'm working on the venue search right now, and I'm just looking for some opinions on the New Haven Lawn Club and the Carousel at Lighthouse Point Park. I would be looking at a January or February 2013 date at the NHLC or a late spring date 2013 at lighthouse. I'm torn. I love both places, and realize they have two COMPLETELY different feels....NHLC would be for a formal winter event, while lighthouse would be something way more laid back, beachy, and more "fun." I could honestly see my fiance and I going in either direction happily, it's just a matter of choosing. I've been saying for years that I want a winter wedding, but the carousel is making me reconsider that.
I've looked at reviews of both places, and some threads on this board, and anyone who's gotten married at either place seems to be very happy with their decision. I know the carousel will be way more work as far as coordinating vendors and having to bring everything in, while the NHLC will do it all for us. I appreciate the freedom of the carousel to bring in our own caterer, alcohol, no set end time, etc. The Lawn Club appeals to me because it's about a block from my apartment, and its just so stunning. I'm guessing that at the end of the day, they're probably going to end up costing us about the same??
I don't know what my real question is...I guess just looking for opinions. Feel free to lobby for your favorite!