As my best friend’s maid of honor it is my duty to accompany her on the ever important venue search. Lucky for me, her search for the perfect location has taken me to some pretty awesome places, most recently the Richard Nixon Library. The Richard Nixon Library hosted a wedding open house for couples to get a chance to explore the unique venue. The open house showcased three spaces: a grand ballroom, smaller reception space and an outdoor ceremony space.
Upon entering the venue we were greeted with champagne and tantalizing appetizers from a variety of vendors. My personal favorite was a mini grilled cheese over a tiny cup of tomato soup- very playful and fun for your guests. As we moved into the smaller of the two rooms, we got to see some really creative favor tables and sampled some delicious cake creations. I thought the favor tables were particularly eye catching. One embodied every girls pink fantasy with assorted pink candies and pink chocolate covered goodies. The second was set in a nautical theme with blue goodies and starfish accents.
Our next stop was the grand ballroom. The room was buzzing with people marveling at the different reception tables displayed by the vendors. We moved through the tables taking notes on candle placements, flowers and flatware we liked. We also noted the two giant chandeliers that flooded the space with soft, romantic light. The ballroom seemed quite presidential and rightly so! It felt as if we were attending an event in the white house with all the classic furnishings, draping and the ornate fireplace. The space was beautiful and with massive potential to dress it up for a wedding.
The ceremony space was outside on the lawn in between Nixon’s childhood house and the museum itself. The garden is lined with palm trees and blooming white flowers which makes it very romantic and intimate. The area feels secluded and peaceful, a perfect place for a wedding. We liked the idea of having your wedding a historical place because it gives guests an opportunity to learn as they celebrate with you. My favorite thing about this venue is that your guests can enjoy the museum while attending your wedding. Talk about an awesome cocktail hour!
Our overall experience at the wedding open house was thoroughly enjoyable. We had a great time exploring the Richard Nixon Library, learning a few facts and imagining the splendor of a wedding at this extraordinary venue!