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Old 02-16-2009, 01:14 PM
 
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Default Need help with indoor wedding venues for July

Looking around - planning late - most venues are already taken...

Want something elegant and comfortable for 150 people after 7 PM.
Since I'm looking for July, air conditioning is a must!

Seeking to avoid a McWedding location or a steel and glass style.

Dream location would be a large limestone San Antonio mansion with gardens and a homey feel.

Pluses would be:
Beautiful architecture or design
Historic aspects
Outdoor grounds or nature elements
A Spanish feel or German feel
A big kitchen for the caterer

Already looking at downtown hotels, north side golf clubs, Scottish Rite auditorium, Red Berry Mansion and the Convent.

Los Patios would have been great but I'm nervous about their caterer.
Woodward House would be nice but it is awkward without a lawn.
Spanish Governor's mansion would be perfect but for the fact we are talking peak summer temperatures.
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:24 PM
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Looking around - planning late - most venues are already taken...

Want something elegant and comfortable for 150 people after 7 PM.
Since I'm looking for July, air conditioning is a must!

Seeking to avoid a McWedding location or a steel and glass style.

Dream location would be a large limestone San Antonio mansion with gardens and a homey feel.

Pluses would be:
Beautiful architecture or design
Historic aspects
Outdoor grounds or nature elements
A Spanish feel or German feel
A big kitchen for the caterer

Already looking at downtown hotels, north side golf clubs, Scottish Rite auditorium, Red Berry Mansion and the Convent.

Los Patios would have been great but I'm nervous about their caterer.
Woodward House would be nice but it is awkward without a lawn.
Spanish Governor's mansion would be perfect but for the fact we are talking peak summer temperatures.
Not sure what these places have to offer regarding an indoor venue, but here's what popped to mind:
San Antonio Missions
Botanical Gardens
Witte Museum
and check out VRBO® is Vacation Rentals By Owner (http://www.vrbo.com - broken link) it's a listing of vacation rentals, some of which are very elegant and elaborate homesteads...

Good luck
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:45 PM
 
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I would recommend the McNay. It has elaborate and beautiful grounds, it's Spanish architecture, it's history, it's artistic...I can keep going, but you get the idea.
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:58 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I went to a beautiful old house for a wedding a few years ago--before Imoved here! I'll aske the bride and respond again!
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:12 PM
 
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Default Thanks!

I love the McNay; it was my first choice but it is taken for my date.

And, I'm very interested in whatever old house that bride used!

Thanks to you both!

Valerie
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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OK, she responded! It's the Koehler House. I don't post often and don't remember the rules but you can google the name and find the link. I don't know if I can post it! Sorry! I jsut remember it was gorgeous! We sat out on the porch overlooking the lawn! It's part of San Antonio College and a Historical Landmark. Best wishes! Hope this is helpful-you'll find the perfect place!
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:36 PM
 
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Ooh, the Koehler house is NEAT. I drive by it every day on my way to school. It's on Ashby and Belknap. The Koehlers owned the Pearl Brewery; apparently Mr. Koehler had the house situated in such a way on the lot so that he could sit on the porch and see all the way to the brewery; apparently he was able to determine what they were doing down there based on the color of the smoke coming from the chimneys.

I think that would be a really neat place to get married.

Also! It just dawned on me - have you looked at the Southwest Center for Art and Craft? That is the old Ursuline Convent grounds, is on the river, and is also just beautiful. The architecture is German-influenced Texas Limestone.
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:30 PM
 
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Thanks to all! This is very helpful!
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:28 PM
 
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Oh wow.. I LOVE the Koehler Cultural Center . I am getting married in July too and we still have yet to find a place. I am pretty open to moving my dates around though. I am trying to think outside of the box for places but I am running out of ideas. This thread has been helpful
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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So glad I could help! I jus tremembered it being so lovely!
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