There are several Airbnbs whose event fees are only $1200-1500. One that I was looking at was in Ramona, CA. Another one was in Rancho Cucamonga. I had found another in Santa Barbara for $1500. The Airbnb I went with for my venue is charging me $3250 for under 100 people and $4100 for over 100 people in addition to cost of renting the home for two nights ($650/night). It's a headache sorting through the options on Airbnb but it's doable!
Another option is St. Madeline's Sophie Center, which I believe offers several different locations within their center. I was looking at their garden location, I think it was $500? What I love about them was their rental and event fees gives back to the individuals they work with at that center. I would've probably booked them, but they were already booked for the date I wanted.
Hi Cheyenne! Welcome to WeddingWire and congrats on your engagement! Sharon gives some great recommendations here and I agree, doing an Airbnb would be a good option. If there are any you are particularly interested in, perhaps you could contact the host and learn more about potentially having your wedding day there? As they should be able to share all of the logistics and details regarding their property with you.
HI, Sara! I love your advice. Just looked at it and it is pretty! I noticed most people are saying they had their reception there but not the ceremony. Do you know if they include a place for the ceremony?