Perth doesn’t seem like the biggest city in Australia though for its size it has more than enough venue options and I was sure that I would find what I was looking for.
So, where to start? Well secretly, I started daydreaming about my wedding venue a long time ago and whilst cruising the streets of Fremantle, Western Australia (I’m a student at Notre Dame) I allowed my mind to daydream about elaborate wedding scenes in many of Fremantle’s venues. I know what you’re thinking, crazy lady, though I would have to say it gave me good opportunity to check out what the city had to offer.
Though for those non-crazy ladies I suggest first affirming your wedding theme and then discuss possible locations local, interstate or international and once you have that worked out you can narrow your searches down.
For our wedding we wanted to stay local as my parents have already experienced two international weddings, so I’m giving their frequent flyer card a rest for now. I really find this website (The Knot Australia) really helpful when looking for venues.
As I mentioned, we really love the City of Fremantle, Ok I love the City of Fremantle, though I was sure my Fiancée would be just as taken and luckily he was. The area offers historical buildings; the city itself has such a young and artistic vibe that it would be a perfect back drop for a wedding.
I had four venues in mind the Fremantle Yacht Club, a funky art gallery, my university and the Fremantle Town Hall, all wonderful and beautiful venues though how do I choose? If only I could have them all. After many phone calls and discussions with venue coordinator I discovered a few important things: 1. Not all venues stay open past midnight, 2. Not all venues will take more than 100 people, 3. Not all venues have liquor licenses and 4. Not all venues have catering options on site.
Fremantle Town Hall
So, with that information in hand my final question was, how much? The prices were varying, though we had to weigh up the pros and cons for each venue, we definitely wanted alcohol served hence the importance of a liquor license, we needed a venue to cater for our 120 guests and we wanted our guests to have fun into the wee hours of the morning so the midnight curfew just wouldn’t do.
Drum roll, the winner is… the Fremantle Town Hall. The venue ticked all the boxes and had an affordable price tag. I’m in LOVE…
One venue down, one to go, till then.
Have you been frustrated by venue policies?