Hereford House Blog

Friday, February 6, 2015

Finding the Perfect Vendors

When it comes to finding a florist, wedding planner, decorator, linen specialist, music, cake, if you are like me you want to find the very best of the best with GREAT prices.  When planning my wedding my parents gave me a budget.  I had a certain amount of money that I had to disperse wisely and choose what was most important to me and the least important to me.  For me the most important was the food and the venue.  Food is what brings people together it is story telling all in one.  Most receptions you do remember the food, a couple of years out people won’t remember the colors or the decorations.  Another thing that I am big on is the venue most people remember the venue.  Ask your event specialist; in this case it would it me, who they prefer as a vendor.  More than likely the event specialist will have a list of who they recommend to make your wedding dreams come true!!

The Hereford House at Terradyne Country club is this elaborate castle like building.  There is no other place in Wichita Kansas that even comes close to the looks of this building.  We are one of the largest banquet spaces in all of Wichita.  We seat up to 300 peoplel. If you are looking for a place to have the ceremony our beautiful patio overlooks the Scottish link golf course patterned after the famous golf course in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Here is a video link below. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the Ashpole and McGee family.  After this wedding; I truly believed what we did here at the Hereford House was remarkable.  I can’t do this on my own I have a team that is truly unbelievable and that is why we are truly without a doubt one of the best if not the BEST venues in all of Wichita.

Through it all, remember to have fun. You should enjoy all the excitement leading up to your perfect day with that perfect somebody


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Be Flexible

Most Saturdays are already full for the summer months, but venues often have a tougher time booking those Friday and Sunday dates.  Many couples are opting for a late Friday ceremony and celebration or a Sunday afternoon event and reception. (Since they're not prime days, you may even be able to get a break on the room rental or catering minimum.)  Don't worry; those guests who are important to you will still come to your wedding, just as long as you tailor your plans to the day.  Friday couples may want to consider serving hors devours before the ceremony to quell the hunger guests may feel during the ceremony.  Sunday brides and grooms might think about when thier guests attend church and other religious activities, then schedule around that.

Pinterest Fun!

I know most of you girls already have a vision of what you are trying to accomplish whether it be a theme, color scheme, food or decorations. Try and take things step by step, simplify.  Remember wedding plan is a process and does not have to be in one week.  Pinterest boards can get overwhelming especially if you have more than 20 or more boards and believe me, I have seen a bride that had 40 different Pinterest boards.  If you are planning your wedding a year in advance do your research pin ideas that you like but when it come to 3-4 motnhs prior to your wedding try and stay off of Pinterest, it can confuse you if anything new and exciting pops up in the wedding world and you want to redo all of your work that you have done.

Save the date or maybe the month

Let everyone you hope that is going to attend the ceremony and reception know a date is coming.  Be creative in the way you announce it.  Even if you only give them a date-or even a month-of when you plan to do it, they'll now start to clear their schedules to attend and help you in the weeks leading up to it.  Out-of-town guests can even start making travel plans.  

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Valentine's Day 2015

Did you know that the Hereford House of Wichita was voted one of the most romantic spots in Wichita?  Whether you are cozing up in one of our big booths or relaxing by the fireplace in our bar, you are in for a treat with our Sterling Silver steaks.  Call us now to reserve your seats!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Bridal Show 2015

Wedding season is upon us.  You might be surprised at how many receptions and even ceremonies we’re still booking just a few months out.  While some venues still have some prime summer openings, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind if you just can’t wait until fall or winter to say those “I dos.”

The Hereford House at Terradyne Country Club will be at the upcoming Bridal Show at the Century Building Downtown.

January 10th & 11th, 2015
Saturday, 10am – 5pm and Sunday, 12pm – 5pm
Century II Convention Center
227 W. Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67202.

It's fun and informative and there are some great chances to win some very cool stuff. Area's largest collection of wedding and special event professionals.  Each year, more than 260 booths are filled with experts that will help you plan your wedding or any special event that you are planning.
Come Meet and Speak to our Special Events coordinator at the Hereford House.  We will have pricing and menus available to look through. She will be taking appointments for onsite tours.  I look forward to making your wedding a dream come true!

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