Monday, June 11, 2007
stephanie from culinary capers was kind enough to give us a tour of hycroft on very short notice. below are a mix of my own photos and a few i found on flickr. the whole reason i fell in love with this place is because of its unique little rooms (which of course will have very little to do with the wedding) and unfortunately they can't even function as the bride/groom dressing areas
the major downside:
the ballroom/eating area looks to be dim, hot and stuffy as it's the basement of the place and does not have sufficient windows. needless to say andrew is not impressed. we could have the dinner outside and the dancing down here after, but it's going to be hard to get everyone to go down here sans tables and chairs, unless we could bring in some vintage couches and create seating areas for dessert/dancing....i do love that there's a piano that we could do our first dance to....
here's the backside:
it features a nice patio that we could possibly squeeze 100 people on to for dinner, with larger tables than these i hope...and even possibly dance on. although there's no outdoor music allowed because it's in a residential neighborhood, i read that one couple had an ipod play list...and this couple is dancing:
the ceremony can be here on the grass with those lovely white wooden chairs:
in comparison to brock house, we don't have to start at 6:30 pm - if we get the house for 8 hours, and ending time is 11 - that means we can have the ceremony at 3 or 4 and make better use of the daylight for photos and dinner. the only thing is that it's out in potentially blazing heat, and, more importantly, you can hear the traffic at granville and 16th. now is the time to consider using my ubc alumni powers to ask to join the ubc women's club that runs hycroft for a potential discount or at least booking priority....