Monday, 24 August 2009

Venue Hunting

I have spent the last week looking for a venue and you know what? I'm so fed up of the whole process already! Clearly nothing will encompass all the elements that we would hope to find, in addition to the fact that everybody and his uncle three times removed has an opinion on the matter.

And you know the most audacious thing? You can imagine what one of my favourite aspects of weddings is: cake! But, lo and behold, in Israel people don't even have the big wedding cake and cake cutting ceremony! Clearly I will not compromise on cake! But, weddings in Israel are unusual and special and I have always wanted to marry here.

So take a look at my front runner of the moment, a venue called Derech Eretz. It's an open garden whose only disadvantage is that you can't have a band. All music must be played through the venue's amplification system, which controls the sound levels and ensures they comply with environmental standards. Bands won't hook up to this amplification system and thus in all gardens and open spaces people are obliged to have a DJ - something Marc and I didn't want. I'm happy to compromise but I don't want to push him into something he's not comfortable with so we may have to continue the search.

Here are the pictures - what do you think?


pp65468 said...

Wow this place looks really nice (and I can tell since I have been to like 5000 weddings recently, or so it seems, haha). Apart from the music issue it's a nice place. So this place looks like the wedding will be in the summer, right?

Overdue said...

Magical as that looks, I have two words for you - Vegas, Baby.
Next time I get married I'm heading straight for Elvis's wedding chapel and no mucking about. I still have stress flashbacks from planning my wedding. It'll be the most fantasic day of your life, but what you have to ask yourself is, do you want to still have hair on that day?

Nadia said...

What a fab venue! It looks so nice! The music part of it rots, but I'm sure there has to be some sort of fix for it. And I think its great that you are going to go against the grain and have cake - how could you not?! :) Exciting times!!

emlizalmo said...

Looks amazing! I love the giant, old olive tree amidst all the palm trees. It's so green and so peaceful. I think it is fabulous that you will marry in Israel. FABULOUS!