We chose to have our wedding in a museum because it was a totally different venue than anyone's I'd ever been to. The museum wanted to encourage more visitors, so the cost to use the facilities was nothing. We were allowed to use the entire museum, including the kitchen facilities to prepare food, keep the reception food frozen or refrigerated, etc. The museum had plenty of chairs and tables to meet our needs, so we didn't have to rent. While we still provided some wedding decorations, we felt we didn't need to spend an arm and a leg because there were many art displays that were very appealing. Included was a room set up for young children who didn't want to participate in the festivities, but still wanted a cake and enjoy a movie or toys. We brought our own movies, but the TV and DVD player was provided. Parents appreciated this because they didn't have to hire a sitter, and were able to take their kids to whatever was on their schedule after the event. Due to the setup that the museum allowed, many of our guests stayed a while longer than they intended. The men weren't as anxious to leave because they could tour the museum and they enjoyed the atmosphere. The employees at the museum were really excited when we approached them with our request. It seems that no one had used it the way we wanted to use the museum. The relationship between my family and the employees went smoothly. My wedding was in 1995, when things were economically better than they are today. If I met a couple that was strapped for cash and/or would rather save their money for starting their new lives, but still wanted a good wedding venue, I'd suggest the Loveland Museum and Gallery. Below, we're asked to rate the recommendation. I'm assuming 5 is best and 1 is worst for each category.