Alright, so I have a pretty large problem on my hands.
My FH and I are so close to booking a venue for our wedding. The indoor space is lovely and the price is right!
My problem is that this venue has absolutely NO outdoor space! It's on a highway, and there's nowhere to take photos outside or for people to wonder about in gardens or whatnot. The venue is The Elan in Lodi, NJ. I am truly in love with the space, from the lights to the wooden floors. It is perfect for the size of our wedding of around 90-110 people. Plus they have an ice cream bar from Nastos in Newark, which is my FMIL favorite childhood ice cream parlor. It's almost a no brainer!
The wedding will be at the end of October of next year so I am sure the weather will be chilly, but I really wanted to have photos of us taken in an outdoor space, something green not a concrete parking lot.
What advice can any of you give me? I'd love to have input on what to do. My FH loves the venue as well. And since money is a factor, we have to consider everything. I really like another place with a gorgeous outdoor space which has a minimum peoples and is a bit more expensive, counting the fact we have to HIRE decorators and someone to provide dessert. My mother says we will more than likely make the money back, which is fine, but I don't want to go over budget in the first place.