I love venues that have an alternate business other than weddings. The Red Hook Brewery in Portsmouth, NH is an absolutely ideal place to have your fun event. [They paid me nothing to say that, but I would be open to some yummy free beers. *grin*] Dustin and Brianne contacted me over a year ago to have me officiate at their wedding and suddenly my husband was interested in coming along to keep me company. Hmmm.
A straight run from Nashua, it’s really easy to get to and has lots of parking. Also beer. I’ve got lots of pics to post later once I sort through them. Mostly of the space as I was somewhat busy at the ceremony. Ryan, the co-ordinator was young, personable and very capable. A pleasure to work with. He had the rehearsal under control and made my part very easy.
Meanwhile, my husband was down in the restaurant with a bratwurst and beer combo. Big smile on his face. We did the brewery tour which costs 5 bucks, and you get samples and a free beer glass. It’s a very short tour but what it lacks in visuals, is more than made up for by the tour guide [forgot his name, sorry Mr Tour Guide ] who leads you through history to the present day and explains everything with much enthusiasm. Then there were beer samples.
Next day, I drove back alone for the wedding and it was a beautiful day. The rain held off just long enough for my radiant bride to walk to her joyful groom. My favourite moment is when the groom sees his bride and their eyes just simply light up. THAT is what I wait for each time. You can feel that energy from across the room. Dustin was no exception. i don’t think his eyes could have been any brighter or his love any stronger. Ahhhhhhh. Deep breath from me, and then on with the ceremony. Life is good.