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B-Sharp

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I'm thinking to go ahead and install 5, 6X6 treated posts, which will support a canopy with metal roof. End result, a nice sitting area with a bunch of rocking chairs and maybe some string lighting. Should be able to get it done for $2.5k.
I'm thinking that's an upgrade project for when you've proven that this venue project is a success. The roof is entirely unnecessary and rocking chairs are terrible for social events... to me it sounds like you're building a Cracker Barrel replica. In reality you're just creating the smoking section. Either way, nobody's going to not book you because you don't have a covered patio with rocking chairs.

There's probably some things on your punch list that are needed more than that (from that photo alone, I'd suggest some sort of flashing on the corners of the barn to hide those gaps).
 

Proformance

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I concur. It's time to stop flying by the seat of your pants.
The more you slap this together, the more it's looks like you slapped it together.
 

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Okay, thanks for the input. Thanks for the mentioning the corner trim. That's up next, along with the fabric trim along the interior roofline. The back patio is down the road a bit later. BTW, I think I'm going to add some drapery swags in front, like this:

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BTW, back on the subject of advertising, I'm feeling better about the decision to go with Eventective. Got to pitch 4 events yesterday, 2 of which were full wedding events. Of course, those aren't bookings, but at least the volume is encouraging. The other thing I've noticed is my name is showing up all over google/yahoo/bing. I scrolled thru 15+ pages and my name is showing up on every page under Eventective. My direct-link is also placing higher. Still early in the game but at least it's an encouraging sign.
 
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