I’ve talked before about our gorgeous wedding venue, a top floor room of Curzon Hall in Sydney, and how absolutely perfect it is. In the past week, I received an automated newsletter email from the venue, informing its patrons that one of its rooms has recently undergone renovations.
Why yes, of course the room they were talking about is the one that we’ve booked. Apparently, they’ve changed the carpets and some furnishings, which is fine; I’m not bothered by updates like that. What I am bothered by, is them changing the layout of the room. I’m not creative when it comes to graphics by any stretch of the imagination (Miss Waffle, you put me to shame!) but here’s a brief illustration of the floor-plan, then & now:
I know, I know—the change isn’t THAT drastic. But then, it kind of is. I booked our venue back in April 2009, over a year in advance. And I loved the room we’d booked, specifically because it was different: it wasn’t the traditional, dance-floor-in-middle-of-room set up that practically every other venue I’d visited had used. Here’s what I said a few months back, about our room’s quirky set up:
The dance floor is off to the side, so people don’t have to either a) feel intimidated by getting up and dancing or b) end up shouting over music if they choose to stay at the tables or mingle at the bar.
Well, that’s changed now. Our cozy and intimate room has literally been split in half, meaning that organising tables is now going to be that little bit more difficult—we don’t want to have the seating assignments turning into ”˜his side’ versus ”˜my side’. It also means that my fear of people not using the dance floor and being the centre of attention has come true.
Bah! So cranky. I’m sure it’ll pass, but I just wish that they would have forewarned us that a change was coming, so we could have had a say in its renovations. Having it sprung on us a few months before the wedding, well, it just sucks. I have to set up a meeting with the style team there next month, so it’ll be interesting to see it in person. I’ll keep you posted on how that turns out.
Did your venue have any drastic changes before your big day arrived?