Beginner March 2022

Wedding on a budget

Heather, on August 1, 2019 at 2:10 PM Posted in Illinois Planning 0 8
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Where are some cool free or low cost places to get married we are wanting a country, rustic themed wedding?


  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn ·

    It may help to know your budget, headcount, or area. Have you tried the venues tab here on WW?

  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
    Parks and community centers tend to be cheaper. If you're really on a budget maybe even try Airbnb
  • Cristy
    Rockstar May 2020
    Cristy ·

    Non-traditional wedding venues are often cheaper than the more traditional ones. Look at museums, art galleries, theaters, VFW halls (or other kinds of community halls), public parks, public beaches, even restaurants with a party/banquet room, etc. Any public space usually requires a permit from the city, along with a fee, but it's still often less expensive than a country club or other traditional wedding venue.

  • Heather
    Beginner March 2022
    Heather ·
    Thank you i will look into all of these.
  • Heather
    Beginner March 2022
    Heather ·
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    My budget is no more than 5,000, with about 100 people we are in the Chicago area and i have looked at the venue tab here on WW just wanted to get your opinion. Thanks
  • CourtneyBrittain
    Master August 2019
    CourtneyBrittain ·

    I agree with parks and community centers. Possibly churches if you're open to doing your reception elsewhere?

    Good luck! Don't stress too much, you've got time

  • Emily
    Just Said Yes October 2020
    Emily ·
    Our wedding venue had several options and the one we went with was the budget. All together its 650. But just put the deposit down for 500. Norris lake weddings. It's in the country on a lake. Beautiful lodge for indoor ceremony/ reception. Or of course outdoor on the lake or beach. And can put up a tent. Located near Canton Illinois.
  • Deanna
    Savvy May 2020
    Deanna ·
    My fiance and I found a Pavilion next to a beach and we are getting married there and having our reception there which helps with the cost and our dj is only charging us for one venue instead of two..

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