Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A decision, at least temporarily

Last night I contacted Emily Mah Rogers of Glen Echo and submitted the necessary paperwork to turn our "hold" into a more definite thing.  However, upon doing so I did not need to submit any money (at least not until we sign the contract, then it's only 25% down).
I feel like going a step forward with Glen Echo gives us peace of mind that the date we desire is available to us, at a location we adore.

On that note, listed below are more clear descriptions of Glen Echo:
-It once was an amusement park, but now is a National Park and Historic Site.
-The shells of the buildings are there, but the rides/games/etc are no longer there -- the area is now used as office space, theaters, a dance hall, and artist studios, as well as event/wedding space.
-The architecture is vintage, but the feel is modern.
-The land is surrounded by woods, a creek, and nature (nothing tacky).
-When you step into Glen Echo, you are transported out of suburbia and into a place where time seems to stand still, yet present day still takes place.
-It is a clean space, maintained daily by Park Rangers and staff.
-There is a huge parking lot for many guests.
-It is not at all like Disney or Six Flags -- maybe 60 years ago, but not today.

Here are some links to what others have done with the space:
These people did more of a vintage wedding. (Click and scroll through pictures)

Here's a more traditional wedding, but you have to scroll ALL THE WAY down through their church photos.

And here's a blog post of someone who 'stalked' the venue --I really like what they did with the Pavilion there.
My parents are coming up to visit in 2 weeks, and I plan on showing off what we've looked at so far, and totally giving them the run down of details!  Can't wait!

1 comment:

  1. Having grown up in the DC area I can attest to the fact that Glen Echo is a beautiful, historic site rather than a gaudy place that could be confused with an amusement park. The grounds of Glen Echo will lend themselves beautifully for pictures with a variety of unique backdrops. I can't wait to see what Vicki will do to make it unique for the big day! I'm also excited for many days filled with random trips and errands to accomplish whatever these creative ideas entail.


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