Thursday, December 2, 2010

Turner Hall is Just the Way I Like It

I had my wedding reception at Turner Hall back in 1990. I'm not talking about the ballroom, but the restaurant. We were lucky, there was nothing going on at the Bradley Center that night, so our friends and family found easy parking. We spent the better part of a year looking for the right venue to host our reception, and when we found Turner Hall we were pretty desperate. Sometimes you just luck out, and the folks that run the joint did a great job.

We took group photos on the double stairway that leads to the upper floor, not knowing that there was a huge dance hall up there. Fast forward to today, and I can't think of a better place to see a show. Sometimes a venue has a good vibe, sometimes a venue has a bad vibe. Turner Hall makes me feel at ease. It's no wonder that it was named Venue of the Year by the WAMI people.

Turner Hall Ballroom Open Once Again

The rumor is that when they reopened the ballroom, they decided that the rough look of the walls and ceiling should stay as they are. I think that it brings charm to the venue. There is netting strung along the ceiling. I would guess that it was put up to catch any large chunks of plaster that would fall? The walls have not been painted, and the floors have a dark stain and soft feel. The stage is high enough for anyone who stands to see the artist with no problems. The balcony is quite large, and gives patrons a solid view. None of that matters to me, it's all about the vibe.

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