Our O-mazing Baltimore Reception!

The morning, the ceremony, it was all entirely perfect.  But let's get to the most important thing... the party!  When we booked the back of a stadium bar as our venue, I have to admit, I had no idea I would love it THIS much!  It was casual, yet classy, and a whole ton of Baltimore style fun!  

We purposely planned our wedding to take place on an Orioles game day and held the reception at Frank & Nic's West End Grille, a bar right outside the stadium.  It was packed and a little hectic, but that all contributed to the energy in the atmosphere.  We wanted to put our guests right in the heart of a Baltimore game day, and I think everyone had an amazing time!

Although the restaurant staff was undoubtedly overwhelmed with customers, they did not let that take away from our day and treated us like VIP the entire time.  We served sausage and peppers, pulled pork sliders, chicken tenders, and mini crab cakes (it is Maryland after all).  They were delicious and all of the guests I spoke with agreed.  We saved money by not hiring a baker.  Instead, two of my girlfriends from high school baked me hundreds of cupcakes and a small round cake for us to slice into.  I had told them they could make it plain, but they went above and beyond and surprised us with an orange ombre cake (O's colors!)

Guests were drooling over our cupcakes which came in 3 flavors - chocolate with peanut butter icing, cookies and cream, and lemon with vanilla frosting. They are to die for and now I am craving one just thinking about it.  Dang it.

For favors, we had koozies made which featured the Natty Boh guy and Utz girl, keeping in the theme of Baltimore.  They were made for us courtesy of a friend at Nightmare Graphics in Columbia, MD.  We probably have a hundred or so left and will probably be using them for the rest of our lives :)  

Other than that, it was a amazing afternoon filled with laughing, dancing, goofing around, and getting in the spirit of Baltimore.  It was perfect and I would highly recommend anyone looking for a similar low key atmosphere to consider a place like Frank & Nic's as a venue.  They really made our day special! 

All photos were taken by the wonderful Maureen Pacheco!

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  1. Such a fun reception! The pictures totally show that! :)

  2. As a fellow Baltimore gal, this wedding looks perfect! So much fun!

  3. Love this!! The koozies are adroable!!! Go O's!

  4. Love this!! The koozies are adroable!!! Go O's!

  5. That looks like such a fun reception! You can tell that everyone is having a great time. Your cake and cupcakes are so cute! What a great way to save money. :)

  6. This is the place to be for your big events. Service at wedding location venue is attentive, management team is great. Their reputation works by word of mouth. They are a popular place in the town for hosting weddings and other cultural events.