CavalierBride wrote (see post):
Just binged your entire thread! You are local to me, Oddfellows is in our local park where we walk the dog most days. I love the park and it was one of the things that softened the blow moving into OH’s house when we decided to live together (made far more practical sense but I hate our house!). Anyway Oddfellows was out of our budget but I was still wondering whether it would be worth considering, I’ve used the beauty rooms and had drinks before but never eaten there, so you’ve made me feel happy to keep that off the list!
Your venue is also on the longlist, but for now I’m avoiding places that close friends got married in. I loved it when my friends had theirs though, it was in December and really suited a winter wedding I thought. Pretty sure the food was great too, although I was pretty drunk so I can’t remember what we had!
Your dress is breathtaking!
Yay lovely to have a local bride, my middle son goes to Cheadle Catholic so we park at Bruntwood every day to walk through. I so wanted Oddfellows to be perfect but have not had a successful visit yet. I'm off to read your thread now and thank you for mentioning your friends wedding it gives me renewed faith in my venue, our plan is to get everyone drunk so they don't notice anything that goes wrong haha x