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Picking a Venue

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. rae

    Brian and I had both been married before so we asked for no gifts but made a list on an evite of all the things we needed for a full bar. We asked our friends to sign up and bring one item. Then we rented bar and hired a bartender. Our wedding was outdoors. We had a full bar and a bartender there ready to make mix drinks. It was open bar and wonderful. Our wedding was an outdoor potluck sounds tacky but you can see our pictures, it was actually very nice. My favorite touch were the cello players I hired to play 80’s music. It will be fun seeing you plan and bring your special day together.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That is a fantastic idea. I love it!

      1. Jess

        Please, please – don’t ask your guests to bring anything to your wedding. Please. Host what you can afford.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Oh no, we aren’t having people bring anything.

  2. Cindy

    That room looks gorgeous! 🙂
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s so pretty in person! The photos don’t do justice.

  3. Beth

    So… Are you changing the date?

  4. Carbzilla

    So wait, did you change the date so you could get Miller Hall?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      We did. Miller Hall was just the better choice for us.

  5. Roz@weightingfor50

    FUN!!! Striking the venue of the list of “wedding to do’s” is a biggie!! It looks beautiful!!!
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  6. Melinda

    There is a ballroom right at the 10th and Morrison stop on the Max. I think it is called the Adriana Ballroom or something like that. Anyway, I had a friend get married there and it was nice. It was quite big and they had the wedding and the reception right in the same place (they had everyone the main ballroom right after the wedding so they could prep it for the reception, which was really my only issue with the place). I think it was relatively reasonably priced, although I never came right out and asked.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Adriana was on our list! It looks beautiful! Unfortunately I think either the cost was over our budget or they didn’t allow us to bring our own alcohol. Those were usually the only factors for eliminating venues from the list.

  7. Randi

    I’m getting married on Sept 28th and I had a terrible time finding a venue that was within our price range. I ended up asking some friends that have a big house/backyard and they said YES. That will save us lots of $$$$.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That is so wonderful!! I would LOVE to have had that option. I just didn’t know anyone with a big enough space. Congrats on your engagement!

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