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Anne of Green Gables September 13, 2010

Nothing says Country-Chic wedding more than a rustic barn wedding but in Western Pennsylvania restaurants might have the edge.  Having a wedding in a barn immediately gives your wedding a country theme but can require more decorations than a reasonable budget may allow.  Restaurants can cut back on the need for decor and of course catering.  One of my favorite restaurant wedding-venues in the Laurel Highlands is Green Gables restaurant.

I’ve actually attended a wedding at Green Gables that was every bride’s nightmare – unseasonably cold and pouring rain the entire day.  Taking an outside wedding indoors is simple given the restaurant’s layout. We entered through the front part of the dining room while the actual wedding space was towards the back. This made for a lovely entrance for the bride as well and still allowed her a big reveal moment!  The restaurant rental space is also included in your rental fee if Green Gables is catering and providing refreshments.

If you are lucky enough to get married outside, I’d recommend Fall when you can take full advantage of the season’s colors. Not to mention the beautiful stream that runs through the grounds!

Pros: Indoor and outdoor space can be included in your rental in case of weather, holds up to 400, beautifully decorated

Cons: Can be difficult for out-of-town guests to get to

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