- Mar 20, 2009
A little late now, too. We went yesterday to sign the contract for our reception hall - if anybody lives in Minnesota they might be familiar with it, its called Blasidell Manor (http://blaisdellmanor.bellagala.com/, http://www.threesonskitchen.com/venues/blaisdellmanor.html). Its a historic mansion with a ballroom built on the back of it (so the ballroom is a little more modern than the rest of the house). I did a lot of research on different places (since FH is insistant on an open bar and we''re working a strict budget, it really limited places for us) and while I did a lot of research, this was the only place we actually went to. We also did a tasting there with his parents and everyone was thrilled at the quality of the food, the presentation and the service. Anyways, as we were walking up the steps my fiance suddenly started talking about how he wasn''t sure, we hadn''t visited any other places, he didn''t want to make a bad choice, etc. I asked him what was the things he hated about it, and he said that the only problem he had with it was the location (its across from a school and next to an apartment building). But I fell in love with it and so we went ahead and booked (especially since FH is one of those "but there could be someplace better out there" all the time). Now I''m freaking out!! Is it bad that we booked the only place we visited, when we were happy with everything about it (except location for FH). The only other places I found that offered the ability to bring in your own booze or had a decent priced open bar were too expensive on food, located too far away (we''re doing a Friday wedding so it has to be close to the cities for folks to come after work) or just didn''t have the ambience that I was looking for. Ack!! I hate second-guessing myself!!