Mr. Gloss and I looked EVERYWHERE (three different states! although Maine was our primary search location) to find that perfect/affordable venue...and we finally found one after about five months of searching, which seems like forever in the wedding world! We looked at lots of places, and researched way more, that had ‘Reception Packages’ and traditionally held/hosted Weddings – but, apparently I like to make things way more difficult than they need to be as we elected to choose none of them.
One day, Mama Gloss and I tossed around an idea for a venue, we chalked it up as something fantastical that would probably never happen….but we indulged ourselves anyways. There is a 100 year old steamship that runs somewhat near the town where I grew up. There are regularly scheduled 3 or 5 hour tours, BUT it turns out you can also rent out the boat for private events, it's $1.5k for the first two hours and something like $250 for each hour after that (which seemed pretty reasonable when compared to the rental charges of the other places that we were considering).
a) sentimental value since I pretty much grew up on the lake
b) very touristy area in the summer
c) local enough so that I can potentially get 'good deals' on catering
d) I think it's pretty unique
e) the boat holds up to 250 people and has indoor areas and outdoor decks.....
the Downfalls: people who get seasick?
Anyways, I got really excited and made a potential save-the-date mock-up, because what is a perfect venue if you don’t have the perfect invitation to go along with it? Mind you, at this point I had barely researched anything about potentially have a wedding on a boat and hadn't even contacted the venue-
(ignore the square corners/they will be rounded and the dashed line will be perforated)