I’ve been googling and trying to find photos (from wedding photographers) of our venue. It’s a little hard, seems not too many people have photos online of the place, but I’ve pulled a view from the interwebs.
This is the willow tree, hopefully where we will be having our ceremony. Nice that there are already flowers there - I have yet to see the grounds when they’re not covered in two feet of snow.
Closer to the pond…I always wanted to get married at sunset, but since we have to be out of the place by ten, it’s not an option.
A lot of folk get married right in front of the mansion.
The events pavilion, actually decorated, and sample table. It’s nice to see what they’ll look like inside the pavilion with actual centerpieces on them. When we went, they were in storage.
And finally, what’s going to happen to us, most likely - buckets of rain. All over the dancefloor. I need to bring bubbles and we’ll just trash my dress right then and there.
To reserve our venue! It’s officially official!
October 13, 2012
185 West Airport Road, Butler, PA 16002
Inside the mansion - the Library.
Room where they usually put the cake or drinks.
This leads out to the courtyard as shown in the first set of photos.
The groom’s quarters.
The bride’s quarters.
The end. :-)
Today Russ and I went to view the Succop Conservancy in Butler, PA - and we loved it. I don’t know if we’re honestly going to look anywhere else. Of course, it mostly depends on our budget, but this place was just perfect. It has two large ponds, a mansion, an event pavilion, barn, herb garden, greenhouse, and over 50 acres of photo opportunities. They said we could do carnival games/lawn games, have free run with our decorations, and all that. Looks like the hillbilly carnival wedding is coming to town :-P
The main mansion, where we can get ready and either have the ceremony outside, right in front, or on any of the other 50 acres. Cocktail hour also takes place inside.
My favorite part.
Courtyard/Patio in the back - it’s hard to see, but it’s connected to the house. In the summer, it’s all grown in and lush with green.
The pavilion where the reception takes place. It and the barn form a triangle with the main house.
Greenhouse, where the wedding party can wait inside (probably the grooms).
Personally, I’d want to get married under that willow tree right there.