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New bride

FutureMrsTomlin wrote (see post):
Sarah967 wrote (see post):

Im also a sheffield bride getting married in 2019. I cant wait to see your thread unfold and all your plans. Loving it so far!! Xx

Oooh exciting I haven't seen any other Sheffield brides yet! How are you getting on with the planning? Do you have a thread? 

I've got all the major stuff booked, and now starting to think about all the other stuff. I thought about doing a thread but was a little scared. Thinking it would be a good way to get my thoughts out with other brides rather than annoying my friends and family with everything!!

New bride

Sarah967 wrote (see post):
FutureMrsTomlin wrote (see post):
Sarah967 wrote (see post):

Im also a sheffield bride getting married in 2019. I cant wait to see your thread unfold and all your plans. Loving it so far!! Xx

Oooh exciting I haven't seen any other Sheffield brides yet! How are you getting on with the planning? Do you have a thread? 

I've got all the major stuff booked, and now starting to think about all the other stuff. I thought about doing a thread but was a little scared. Thinking it would be a good way to get my thoughts out with other brides rather than annoying my friends and family with everything!!

Ooh wow you are organised then! When did you get engaged? Where are you having it? You should definitely do a thread, I'd love to read it! 

New bride

Reception Venue Continued

So as you may be able to tell from the last post, our venues are between the showroom and kelham Island Museum. We really don't know which to choose! We both loved the showroom when we went to see it and thought that was the one, we went to see kelham island museum as we had already arranged it but came out of that loving it. After the museum I thought we would go for that but after the initial love I started having second thoughts. H2B still loves the museum but I am thinking the showroom, I've put pros and cons below if anyone fancies sharing their opinions. 

Showroom

Pros:

-Their chef is so talented and I know food would be amazing 

-Very reasonably priced (would work out ~£5k cheaper than the museum) 

-I love the mezanine floor 

-It's a place we both enjoy going and would like to support

Cons

-It is very plain and simple, not as grand as the museum

Kelham Island Museum

Pros

-The building is lovely and a very individual setting.

-I have experience of the caterer and know they're great. 

-We used to live in the area so it would be sentimental to us. 

Cons

-Much more expensive than the showroom 

-Their dance floor would be round the corner, making me think people may not go to dance/not come to watch the first dance 

-There is a pillar in the middle of the room that I am drawn to on pictures and just find it so ugly (I know this is stupid but it's not something I want to bother me on my wedding photos forever). 

 

If anyone has any opinions please do share, I really don't know how to choose!!!

New bride

Have you thought about if you have guests staying over? Im thinking there arent as many hotels near kelham island so people would maybe need taxis, whereas showroom is in town so walking distance from hotel. If showroom is cheaper then you can spend the extra your saving on decorations etc to make it that wow space?? Xxx

Wedding addict

The dance floor would be a problem for me so I’d go for the showroom. If it’s simple you can theme to your choosing xx

Bridezilla

Yay Sheffield bride! We now live at J31 (Swallownest) - I feel like I’ve been in that church from the pictures but now you’ve said which it is, I don’t think I have. It’s beautiful! 

We used to rent at Kelham Island, I am so jealous you’re considering having your reception there. I love the quirkiness of it - we had our ceremony in Weston Park Bandstand and then had our reception at Foxholes Farm in Bradfield but KI was our second choice.

For me it would be KI all the way over the showroom but I understand your pros and cons. The showcase doesn’t have any parking does it? With your venues being 20 mins apart, this perhaps needs to be a factor. I’m team KI (if you haven’t gathered!). 

New bride

Helen225 wrote (see post):

Yay Sheffield bride! We now live at J31 (Swallownest) - I feel like I’ve been in that church from the pictures but now you’ve said which it is, I don’t think I have. It’s beautiful! 

We used to rent at Kelham Island, I am so jealous you’re considering having your reception there. I love the quirkiness of it - we had our ceremony in Weston Park Bandstand and then had our reception at Foxholes Farm in Bradfield but KI was our second choice.

For me it would be KI all the way over the showroom but I understand your pros and cons. The showcase doesn’t have any parking does it? With your venues being 20 mins apart, this perhaps needs to be a factor. I’m team KI (if you haven’t gathered!). 

Oh right you are not far from Todwick at all then, I want to get married there because of the sentimental factor but the fact it's beautiful is obviously a bonus! 

Ahh whereabouts were you? We used to rent a flat in millsands (opposite the Tesco express). I really love the quirkiness of kelham, it's so different. We went to see the caterer today though and she said that she wouldn't recommend downstairs at kelham as it's really cramped and the tables are too small for family style food (which we would have wanted from them), we didn't think upstairs at kelham was as special so I'm not sure now! The showroom does have some underground parking that we can use so that's good! 

I love Weston park, I think that would be amazing for a ceremony! Was the weather kind to you? 

Bridezilla

Hey

We had one of the old sawmills at Brooklyn Works (the Alfred Beckett and Sons building opposite The Milestone pub) so down the other end. 

The weather was amaaaazing thank you! I was seriously freaking out about the weather for around two years, especially when a year to the date it was the worst rain I’ve ever seen. I think I just cried all day!! My report is in my signature below if you get realllllly bored! 

Ah never realised the showroom had parking. Great news. 

New bride

Helen225 wrote (see post):

Hey

We had one of the old sawmills at Brooklyn Works (the Alfred Beckett and Sons building opposite The Milestone pub) so down the other end. 

The weather was amaaaazing thank you! I was seriously freaking out about the weather for around two years, especially when a year to the date it was the worst rain I’ve ever seen. I think I just cried all day!! My report is in my signature below if you get realllllly bored! 

Ah never realised the showroom had parking. Great news. 

Ahh right I know where you mean! 

Oh good I'm so glad, I would be panicking too! Will definitely have a read, still got pretty much everything to plan so if you have any suppliers you would really recommend then do let me know! 

Wedding addict

Ohh following! I also love the showroom- that was exactly the kind of venue I would have picked if H2B had no say in the planning (ha!).

I'm a Leicester bride, so not too far away.

Edinburgh is one of my favorite cities, and such a perfect place to get engaged. 

Bridezilla

I think I'm another vote for the Showroom!  I'm a sucker for charity, I personally like the clean look of the site, and the savings are HUGE. You could really use that savings in your budget to personalise everything about the space (or to upgrade so many other areas of your day).

Did you make a decision yet?

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