Do these exist!? My guest list is at maybe 30 people and we are still making amends as needed. We are also spending our own money to have a wedding. I have nothing against the courthouse but I would like to TRY to have an actual wedding. Looking for a venue that is thousands of dollars. Help!? Located in Frederick County, MD for reception and ceremony
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We have quite few state parks and what not. I’ve been looking at them. We have one place called the tea room. I’m probably gonna look into this one but I figured I would brainstorm with others and see the suggestions.
I don't know your area, but we are using the event center at a local park. Much less expensive than a traditional venue. I considered a picnic shelter/pavilion, but FH wanted something with actual walls in case of poor weather and we didn't want to deal with tent rentals.
We are having about 65 people, and have rented out a private banquet room in a restaurant. It has a bar, wood floors for dancing, and 60" rounds, so it is very similar to a reception hall. Since it is a restaurant there is no rental fee, just a food and beverage minimum. We are doing the ceremony in a small concert house, which costs $350 for a four hour rental. I would definitely try checking out some local restaurants with private rooms, or maybe some public parks that have pretty pavilions. That was our next option if the restaurant fell through. We are paying for the wedding ourselves as well. It is NOT easy, so I feel your pain! Good Luck!
Two things: Courthouse weddings are actual weddings. The second thing is: Look into restaurants for a reception. We hosted 50 people and as long as the food and drink minimum ($750, easy to do) was met the room was free. Look into parks for a ceremony site.
Churches are awesome but they are not the cheapest option plus many require you to be a member.
Good luck!! Sticker shock is tough for everyone, lol.
I have nothing against the courthouse wedding. This was going to be our original route, but I would like to try to have/plan my own wedding because I have family/friends I would like to invite and at our courthouse you can't have very many people there. I was trying to find a venue I could host both ceremony and reception at.
Try your local fire hall, VFW or Legion. They are very affordable. My fiancé and I are having our reception at our local fire hall and it's the best decision we ever made. We can decorate to our liking and put our on twist on it.