We have booked August 22nd, but we still have the October 10 date open! Some lucky couple is going to have an awesome anniversary date for the next 80 years!
Another fabulous date that we still have available is New Year's Eve. We have had weddings for the past several years on New Year's Eve. Every one has been an amazing evening. Just think about it, you start the new year as a married couple--how romantic is that? It's the perfect way to begin a new year, and end an old one.
AND 12/31 is on a Thursday this year which gives everyone a 4 day weekend! You could have a lovely little mini-moon in Chicago, and not miss work!
Years ago, everyone went to parties on New Year's Eve. They had big parties at the hotels, and banquet facilities, and restaurants, and you made your plans months in advance just to get the best choice. We've seen this change over the years, and for particularly the last 10 years or so, it hasn't been a big party night for most folks. Consequently, we find that the guests are thrilled to receive an invitation for a New Year's party and have such a wonderful occasion to celebrate. It's unique, one of a kind, and ever so special!
At Aberdeen, we usually just move things back a little to accommodate the holiday. Instead of the usual 6 p.m. starting time, we can start the reception at 7, have dinner from 8 to 9, and then end the reception at 1 a.m. instead of 12. It gives everyone a chance to party, count down the New Year, and then by 1, they are usually ready to wind it up.
Think about all the possibilities for decorations, favors, themes and such! It could be a very elegant black tie affair, or it could be a colorful carnival type of theme. There's so much you could do with this date! Another big plus is that the Christmas decorations are all still up in the chapel and the ballroom, so you can have all the beauty of a Christmas wedding as well.
And the best part about having a New Year's wedding? For the rest of your married life the entire world celebrates your anniversary with you every year! How fun is that?!