Major Shout Out ~ Help us Plan a Unique Wedding Venue ~ Please for our son!!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty
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MAJOR SHOUT OUT ~ WHAT WOULD YOU SUGGEST AS A UNIQUE WEDDING VENUE ~ PLEASE HELP US ~

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Okay so this a a very special request ~ Please help in any way you can ~ All and everything is helpful ~
Our SON is GETTING MARRIED ~ OMG ~ WE ARE SO EXCITED ~ PLEASE HELP IN ANY WAY YOU CAN ~

Travis and Kristy have been dating since their senior year at BU 2004 ~ yup ~ a while ~ and TRAVIS popped the question in December ~ so exciting ~ for us, the MOM and DAD of the GROOM ~ But we are so far away from the action of what's happening in BOSTON where they live ~

They would like their WEDDING RECEPTION to be in the vicinity of CENTRAL NEW JERSEY ~ and no they are no asking for TOO MUCH ~ JUST A VERY UNIQUE WEDDING, WITHIN THEIR BUDGET ~ SMALL WEDDING, ONLY 250 GUESTS ~ DID WE SAY WE ARE SO EXCITED YET??

OUTDOOR CEREMONY, INSIDE RECEPTION, AUGUST 2012 ~ NOT ASKING FOR TOO MUCH ~ JUST SOMETHING UNIQUE ~


ANY AND ALL RECOMMENDATIONS ARE APPRECIATED ~ ANY PRIOR WEDDING PARTIES AND VENUES WELCOME ~ ALL SUCCESSFUL WEDDING VENUES WELCOME ~ UNIQUE WEDDINGS ALL WELCOME ~

THIS IS A FUN WAY TO SUGGEST ALL TYPES OF WEDDING VENUES AND THEY ARE CERTAINLY OPEN TO ANYTHING ~
WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE TO OFFER IN ANY WAY YOU CAN ~ THIS IS OUR FIRST WEDDING WE HAVE PARTICIPATED IN PLANNING ~

WE HAVE NOT IN ANY WAY TOLD TRAVIS AND KRISTY WE ASKED FOR YOU HELP ~ TRAVIS WOULD NEVER FORGIVE US FOR ASKING OTHER PEOPLE TO HELP AND KRISTY WOULD JUST NOT UNDERSTAND THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF THIS ~ PLEASE KEEP THIS QUIET AND DON'T SPREAD THE WORD ~ THIS IS A SECRET MISSION FOR THE BEST WEDDING EVER PLANNED BY THE ACTIVE RAIN COMMUNITY ~



THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT WISHES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WEDDING OF A LIFETIME ~

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Rainer
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Joan Valverde
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Frank and Karen,  First of all, you need to GET EXCITED FOR YOUR SON!!!!  :)  Congrats to you!!!  I have two married sons and both weddings turned out very nice.  The couples did Their own thing!  They are both fun guys and their wives are too,  We had great food, and A GOOD D-JAY, FOR GREAT DANCING!!!  I just had to stop in and say congrats, and enjoy the moment.  We raise them for such a time as this, and now it is here!!!! Sorry not alot of unique ideas,  Oh I do have one, my youngest son and his wife, danced down the isle on their way out, and so did all the wedding party.... it was great!  Best to you.

May 01, 2011 05:04 PM #1
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Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips - Eureka, CA
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Good evening Frank and Karen, my best wishes to you and the bride and groom!

May 01, 2011 05:07 PM #2
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Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
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Joan ~ Thanks for the dancing tips!! We are SOO Excited and SOO Looking forward to whatever transpires on their Wedding Day!!

May 01, 2011 05:07 PM #3
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Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
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Dan ~ Thank you so much for the best wishes!!

May 01, 2011 05:08 PM #4
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Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070
Golden Gate Sotheby's International - Oakland, CA
Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay

Exciting! I love weddings. i'd say pick a place that they connect with  because of a special memory, even if it's a restaurant they love where you can rent it out and bring in a dance floor. The important part is the guests, they will make do with where ever the venue is located. Have a wonderful celebration!

May 01, 2011 05:08 PM #5
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Elizabeth Byrne
Keller Williams Realty - Arlington, VA
Arlington Virginia Real Estate

Karen and Frank - congratulations! Is this your only child? This must be so exciting. I wish I could be of more help, but I don't know NJ to give you any advice - ask your son and his fiancee. I'm sure your future daughter-in-law has many ideas about the wedding. Keep us posted.

May 01, 2011 05:14 PM #6
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Karen Baker
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Elisa ~ A special memory is a great idea, I will mention that  to them Thanks!!

Elizabeth ~ Kristy has many ideas but is also looking for some unique ides also ~

May 01, 2011 05:19 PM #7
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Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta GA 404-939-2727
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Dear Karen and Frank -

Congratulations! Just a short hop down the road you have the majesty of Charleston. Imagine the wedding in the historic Boone Hall Plantation or any of the others in Charleston??? Here's a list below!

Have a happy day -
Lynn

William Aiken House
446 King Street Charleston, South Carolina
(843) 853-1810

As Charleston’s premiere venue, The William Aiken House has become the centerpiece for the Southeast’s most enchanting affairs. Fully restored to its 1811 condition, this magnificent estate is a rare combination of 19th century elegance and 21st century sophistication, where the thinly spun threads of grace are seamlessly interwoven with the convenience of today’s amenities.




Boone Hall Plantation
1235 Longpoint Road
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
(843) 884-4371


The Boone Hall Plantation's famous one-half mile avenue of massive, Spanish moss-draped live oaks is unsurpassed anywhere. Brick and tile were handmade on this 18 century plantation; these same bricks may still be seen in the mansion, cotton gin house, circular smoke house and in the formal gardens' walls and walks.


Reception 300 - 400 ppl    Dinner 200 ppl


Citadel Beach Club
4700 Palm Blvd.
Isle of Palms, SC
(843) 953-7775

The Colonel Robert McCormick Beach Club is a flexible oceanfront venue located on the Isle of Palms. The Citadel Beach house features wide expanses of manicured lawns and white sandy beaches. Inside, the air conditioned Beach Club guests will enjoy wood floors in the ballroom, a lounge with a wide screen television and ample restroom and changing facilities.


Reception 300 ppl Inside     Dinner 200 ppl


Confederate Home
62 Broad Street
Charleston, SC
(843) 722-2026


The 127 year old Confederate Home and College offers a unique historic location in downtown Charleston for any event. The restoration of this landmark offers two formal adjoining drawing rooms on the second floor furnished with period furniture, and a stately columned piazza which overlooks the landscaped garden. Each drawing room has a fire place and separate doors for access. The drawing rooms can be separated by a sliding door.


Reception 150-170 ppl     Dinner 120 ppl


Creek Club at I'on
44 Saturday Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC
(843) 971-7834


Like a welcoming old Lowcountry home, the Creek Club charms visitors with its warm wood floors, two grand fireplaces, high ceilings and broad porches that catch breezes from the peaceful Hobcaw Creek and rivers beyond.


Reception 300 ppl     Dinner 200 ppl


Dunes West Antebellum Club House
Wando Plantation Way
Mt. Pleasant, SC
(843) 856-9378

The Dunes West Golf Club is located on the site of the historical Lexington Plantation and has become Charleston's newest elegant wedding and event setting. The location combines 300 year old Spanish draped oaks, one of the finest clubhouses in the South situated directly on the water, a staff of culinary artists serving some of the best contemporary cuisine offered anywhere and a pinch of southern hospitality.




Edmondston-Alston House
21 East Battery
Charleston, SC
(843) 722-7171

The Edmondston-Alston House is an elegant high Battery venue overlooking Charleston Harbor. The piazza of this gracious home can accommodate up to 24 guests for a seated dinner, 100 guests for an elegant reception.


Reception 100 ppl     Dinner 24 ppl


Gibbs Museum of Art
135 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC
(843) 722-2706


The Gibbes twelve galleries and the Courtyard Garden are ideal for any evening event. The Portrait Gallery can host a seated dinner for 180, or a reception for 500 guests. The Courtyard Garden can accommodate a reception for 200 guests. The Gibbes Museum is open daily to the general public.


Reception 500 ppl     Dinner 200 ppl


Hasell Hall
235 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC
(843) 805-6338


Lowndes Grove Plantation
288 St. Margaret Street
Charleston, SC
(843) 723-8438

The atmosphere is private and peaceful, with the river along one side, and a privacy wall along the three other sides. Lowndes Grove is on the National Registry of Historic Places, and is one of Charleston's 62 Most Famous Homes. Capturing that air of old Charleston, rooms are appointed with historic reproduction furniture.


Reception 500 ppl     Dinner 200 ppl


Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
3550 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC
(843) 571-1266


Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, stately Magnolia Plantation has what is considered by many experts to be "the most beautiful garden in the world". In addition to the magnificent garden, the stately Plantation House has an outstanding collection of Early American antiques. The Plantation was recently described by travel expert, Charles Kuralt, in his best-selling book, as "…my greatest Charleston pleasure."


Reception 200-500 ppl     Dinner 200 ppl


Middleton Place
4300 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC
(843) 556-6020


Live oaks draped in swags of Spanish moss, a grand house built in 1755, and the beautiful landscape with rolling hills and blooming color, combine to provide a setting of unusual beauty and charm. Creating lasting memories for over 250 years, Middleton Place offers breathtaking reception sites and luxurious accommodations - all that will be remembered for years to come.


Reception 50+ ppl     Dinner 50+ ppl


Old Exchange Building
122 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC
(843) 727-2165

Built by the British in 1771, American Patriots were held prisoner in the Provost. See the Half-Moon Battery portion of the Charles Towne sea wall. Where famous Pirates cavorted in the late 1600s. The Old Exchange stands as one of the three most historically significant buildings of colonial United States.


Reception 250 ppl     Dinner 150 ppl


South Carolina Society Hall
72 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC
(843) 723-9032

The South Carolina Society Hall is considered one of Charleston's most valuable Adamesque buildings. Built in 1804, the Hall was designed by Charlestonian Gabriel Manigault, a gentleman architect who introduced the Adamesque style to the city after studying in Europe.


Reception 300 ppl     Dinner 120 ppl


Three Lions Pub
1990 Daniel Island Drive
Daniel Island, SC
(843)971-4625

Three Lions Club members and their guests can relax in a traditional English-style pub located on the second floor of the Blackbaud Stadium. The pub contains soccer memorabilia from around the world, a cigar-smoking saloon with leather couches, a big screen TV, foosball, pool tables, darts and much more.


Reception 300 ppl     Dinner 160 ppl

 

May 01, 2011 05:21 PM #8
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Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
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Lynn ~ thank you so much for your choices in th South Carolina area~ we will consider your choices when comparing venues in The New Jersey Area ~
May 01, 2011 05:56 PM #9
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Amy Hahn
Pine Knoll Shores Realty - Morehead City, NC
Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC

Frank & Karen - What fun & exciting news for all of you.  What a beautiful couple!  I don't know the Boston area at all, but Rog & I chartered a double decker party boat, took a cruise out to a place called Barefoot Beach (everyone was barefoot), got married at sunset, then hopped back on the boat for the reception.  The Boat Captain took care of everything...Cake, Food, wait staff, Steel Drum Band, Rum Punch, Champagne....All I had to do was buy a dress and send out invitations.

Whatever they decided to do....I know it will be just wonderful for everyone....Best of luck!

May 01, 2011 10:28 PM #10
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Roger D. Mucci
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Congratulations!  Planning a wedding can be so much fun.  I like the idea of getting married on the beach or a yacht.  Years ago, friends of mine got married at a rustic mansion in the woods and dinner was served out by the pool...........another great idea.

May 01, 2011 10:55 PM #11
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Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
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Amy ~ a barefoot wedding sounds like alot of fun ~

Roger ~ hmm, rustic mansion, now that's an idea

May 02, 2011 01:54 AM #12
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Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

First off, congratulations to your son... and to you guys too.

I really like Amy's idea for a unique wedding. If the weather's good, it would be a really fun and memorable wat to tie the knot.

May 02, 2011 02:21 AM #13
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Karen Baker
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Craig ~ We love the idea too but we would need to borrow your yacht for the day ~ Do you mind?

May 02, 2011 04:22 AM #14
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Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Frank & Karen ~  Warmest congratulations to you and to the happy couple.  What a wonderful time and such a terrific dilemma, looking for that perfect venue -- what fun.

May 03, 2011 01:10 PM #15
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Todd Clark
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Having been a dj for 18 years the weddings that were held in parks with bridges over the water were always my favorite and always created the best pictures for the wedding.

May 05, 2011 09:24 PM #16
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