Last night I contacted Emily Mah Rogers of Glen Echo and submitted the necessary paperwork to turn our “hold” into a more definite thing. However, upon doing so I did not need to submit any money (at least not until we sign the contract, then it’s only 25% down).
I feel like going a step forward with Glen Echo gives us peace of mind that the date we desire is available to us, at a location we adore.
On that note, listed below are more clear descriptions of Glen Echo:
-It once was an amusement park, but now is a National Park and Historic Site.
-The shells of the buildings are there, but the rides/games/etc are no longer there — the area is now used as office space, theaters, a dance hall, and artist studios, as well as event/wedding space.
-The architecture is vintage, but the feel is modern.
-The land is surrounded by woods, a creek, and nature (nothing tacky).
-When you step into Glen Echo, you are transported out of suburbia and into a place where time seems to stand still, yet present day still takes place.
-It is a clean space, maintained daily by Park Rangers and staff.
-There is a huge parking lot for many guests.
-It is not at all like Disney or Six Flags — maybe 60 years ago, but not today.
Here are some links to what others have done with the space:
These people did more of a vintage wedding. (Click and scroll through pictures)
Here’s a more traditional wedding, but you have to scroll ALL THE WAY down through their church photos.
And here’s a blog post of someone who ’stalked’ the venue –I really like what they did with the Pavilion there.
My parents are coming up to visit in 2 weeks, and I plan on showing off what we’ve looked at so far, and totally giving them the run down of details! Can’t wait!