Ready, Set, Pay Attention!

5 Feb

One thing that I have come across throughout the past couple of years is the wedding app phenomenon. Brides and Grooms in this technologically savvy world are trying to add something to their weddings that others do not have, enter the wedding app. There are many of them out there but most revolve around guests using their phones to download the app and upload pictures throughout the night. Great idea if you do not mind the majority of your guests being on their phones all night.

What wedding professionals have found is that these apps are taking guests away from the celebration and putting them on their phones. Guests become distracted with taking pictures to post than actually paying attention to what is going on.

To stop this fiasco from happening, Rustic Wedding Chic has written a blog post on how to have an unplugged wedding. If this is something you have been thinking about or have not thought about yet, this post is for you.

http://rusticweddingchic.com/unplugged-wedding

Check it out as they have some really good points not to pass over and also how to have an unplugged wedding without upsetting people.

Thanks,

Rob

Summer 2013 Colorful Wedding

12 Dec

Here is a wedding that shows the variety of wedding styles that we accomodate at the Pavilion. Click on the picture to be taken to the blog posting on the Photographer’s website.

Happy Planning!

Rob

Happy Holidays from the Silverthorne Pavilion

10 Dec

Happy Holidays to all of you past Brides and Grooms, current Brides and Grooms awaiting your already booked 2014/2015 wedding, and to all you newly engaged couples looking to book a venue for 2014 or 2015.

One of us will be around throughout the holidays so do not hesitate to contact us at Rdeverna@silverthorne.org 970-262-7390 or Bmcgary@silverthorne.org 970-262-7396

Silverthorne Pavilion Happy Holidays

Silverthorne Pavilion wedding featured on LuxeMountainWeddings.com

5 Dec

Happy Holidays Bs & Gs,

I wanted to share a Silverthorne Pavilion Wedding featured on LuxeMountainWeddings.com from one of our Summer 2013 weddings.

Silverthorne Pavilion Wedding
*picture taken from LuxeMountainWeddings.com, photographer Kendall Pavan

Click on the Picture to be taken to the Luxe Mountain Weddings Feature to see more photos and the entire write-up.

Think Brides, this could be your wedding for the entire world to see! Major bragging rights.

Happy Planning and Happy Holidays,

Rob

Booking a Wedding Venue, don’t worry if you are still looking for 2014.

1 Oct

Hey there Bs & Gs,

Wedding season is coming to an end and my tour/2014 booking season is in full swing. For most of the lucky couple that were engaged at the beginning of the summer they have found their venue and was able to book while there was till lots of availability. For the rest, the guys did not think about when the ideal time was to be looking for venues and probably just proposed in the past couple months. With an engagement later in the year you have learned one of two things, 1) Most venues have been booked for Saturdays June-September and 2) The venues left with Saturdays open are most likely out of your budget as the most expensive ones are the last booked.

Couple of things I want to help you out with so you do not feel discouraged if you had your heart set on a Saturday wedding.

1) Fridays and Sundays are usually less expensive which can allow for you to spend more money on things such as catering or alcohol.

2) Your friends and family are most likely going to take more than just one day off to attend the wedding. So the difference between taking off a Thursday/Friday or a Friday/Monday is not that big. With this said travel is usually less expensive on a thursday or Monday which brings down the travel cost for your guests.

3) Lodging is usually less expensive on a Friday or Sunday night compared to a Saturday, which again helps your guests with travel costs (maybe they will put that savings into the gift…)

4) There is usually more availability with other vendors such as caterers, photographers, officiants, etc. Which a Saturday could restrict you if you just found a venue with an open Saturday this late in the booking season.

5) A Friday wedding is nice because your guests have saturday and Sunday to either stay in the area and have a mini-vacation or plenty of time to travel back home before work on Monday.

6) A Sunday wedding is nice as well because your guests do not have to miss work on Friday if they do not want to or they can come into town early and enjoy the beginning of the weekend in the County with endless activities. Also, travel on Monday is usually less expensive and the traffic is not as bad going down the mountain.

So after all is said and done Saturdays are usually the first day that pops in your head as you start thinking about planning the wedding, but do not be discouraged if all the Saturdays are taken at your favorite venues. Fridays and Sundays still great options and can even be better options for your guests and your pocket books.

Hope this little information helps!

Happy Planning

Rob

Fun Video of a Pavilion Wedding

26 Sep

This video is fantastic. Pavilion Wedding

Rob

Questions to ask when searching for a venue

30 Jul

Hey there Bs & Gs,

I found this blog post today and wanted to share it with everyone. It has a great list of questions to ask your venues when touring. This way you can get all of the informaiton upfront and feel completely comfortable with the venue.

Here is the link to the website: http://blogallysonvinzantevents.com/questions-to-ask-your-venue/

1. Do you have my date available?

2. How many people can the space hold? Is that number seated or standing?

3. What is the fee for renting the space?

4. What exactly does this fee include? Venues range from just a room rental rate to an all-inclusive (catering, tables, chairs, linens, lighting, etc.).

5. What is excluded from the rental fee? How many hours does the rental rate include?

6. How much is an additional hour?

7. How many parking spots are available for guests?

8. Can we rent additional parking space if needed?

9. Can I use any vendor or do you have list of preferred vendors?

10. Do you do all set up and tear down of items you provide?

11. If the ceremony and reception will be held in the same space will you have enough time and staff to make this a seamless transition?

12. When can I begin set up on my wedding day?

13. If we have an outdoor element do you provide a back-up location if the weather is bad?

14. Are there any restrictions on use of the space? Often times you can’t hang from the ceiling or use open flame candles.

15. Are there restrictions on photography or videography?

16. Are there any noise restrictions?

17. Do I need to get any permits or insurance for the wedding?

18. Is there a bridal room and a groom’s suite?

19. Can I see a sample of items you provide? This is often tables, chairs, linens and china.

20. How much is the deposit?

21. When is the balance due?

22. What forms of payment do you take?

23. What is your cancellation policy?

The good thing is that during your tour of the pavilion we answer every one of these questions and more. I cannot say the same about other venues so use this list as a guide during your search.

Thanks,
Rob

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