Wedding venue prepares for stormy weekend - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Wedding venue prepares for stormy weekend

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The staff at Anthony’s Ocean View prepared for the possible wicked weather this holiday weekend. (WFSB) The staff at Anthony’s Ocean View prepared for the possible wicked weather this holiday weekend. (WFSB)
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end to summer, and it’s also a big wedding weekend.

But this weekend, with Tropical Storm Hermine possibly causing a washout, a reception hall known for their famous waterfront is making plans.

The staff at Anthony’s Ocean View said they haven’t taken any calls yet from nervous brides, but add that they’ll be keeping an eye to the sky.

On Thursday, tables were already set for a few upcoming weddings.

The wind and rain expected to come with Tropical Storm Hermine on Sunday and Monday is not an ideal situation for couples who have their hearts set on outdoor ceremonies.

"We never know what the weather is going to entail, day to day, hour to hour, so we have a full backup generator that we can run everything,” said Cheryl Wallen, of Anthony’s Ocean View.

The venue is known for its ocean views and outdoor set up, but it also has plenty of rooms indoors.

Even if Mother Nature stops by as an uninvited guest, and the party might have to move, Wallen said it won’t stop a wedding or those prized pictures.

"Some of them are covered, some of them aren't but we always have a covered area where they can come out and take pictures,” Wallen said. "We always have a backup to be inside. God forbid the weather doesn't cooperate."

Anthony’s said while they’re ready for anything, for now they’ll continue to monitor the forecast and keep their fingers crossed.

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