Perona Farms (or a lack thereof)

So Mike and I were supposed to visit Perona Farms today as a possible venue choice, under the recommendation of his parents (who have been to a few weddings here). But, we slept through our appointment. Upon waking two hours after our scheduled appointment time, we realized that we really didn’t have any true interest in visiting this venue, based mostly on the pictures posted on their website, which made the Farm look both too fancy for our tastes (in that typical banquet hall style) and like a scene from The Godfather.

Based on this experience, I have formulated my Wedding Advice for the Day: Despite positive recommendations from family or friends, if even the pictures of a venue don’t spark an interest (considering that the pictures would be the “best” views of a venue, at least in the venue’s opinion), don’t even bother checking it out–there’s not enough time in the day to spend on places that “may” be of interest.

On that note, here’s a brief list of some of the places Mike and I are interested in checking out:

If anyone has any advice on any of the above locations, I’d be more than appreciative to hear it!


About Ally

What started as a joke at a White Castle and a prank on a friend, ended with a box of cupcakes with an engagement ring in it. This is the story of our not-so-traditional wedding.
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2 Responses to Perona Farms (or a lack thereof)

  1. Savannah says:

    Was equally as unimpressed with perona. I went to a wedding at the noyes museum last june and it was gorgeous. Good luck!

  2. Marina says:

    I have booked Rutgers Gardens for July. The planning was super-easy and they are v. reasonably priced; $1550 for the rental of the Pavilion and Log Cabin and use of the gardens and a photo permit. (And it’s nice that all the money is used to maintain the gardens.) They have a dedicated caterer, Twin Oaks, who were great to deal with and extremely reasonably priced $55/head for their super-duper grilled menu, the perfect thing for an outdoor venue like this. You can add decorating things like better chairs or curtains on the Pavilion a la carte. We had very little to spend for 120 people and are right on budget. I would also like to recommend Ting Yi at DP Studios, while I’m at it; her photos are amazing and she has a very reasonable all-digital package.

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