- 3 years ago
If anyone has any advice I would really appreciate it. My fiancé and I have been looking at venues for months now and cannot find anything we like without traveling almost 2 hours. I’d like to stay within an hour travel time as I have a few handicap guests attending our wedding. 45-30 minutes would be better but if the place is exceptional, I’ll look a little further.
We live at the Jersey Shore in Ocean County and do not want a beach wedding. We don’t want to be married in a church. We’re looking to have an outdoor ceremony in October/November and then move inside for the reception. Our style is rustic. I’d really love it in a barn or a tavern that has done weddings before, but am having a terrible time finding anything. Not only are any barns we like more than an hour away, most of them cost a pretty penny. Our wedding is Harry Potter/LOTR themed if that helps at all! So nothing modern will really work for us.
We also have an issue with our guest size. Most of the venues I’ve spoken with want at least 75 people. Our total invite list is 83 people and maybe 50 will come, if we’re lucky. I need a venue willing to work with smaller groups that won’t ignore or overlook us.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
I can tell you off the top we have nobody’s backyard to use and renting a tent and having all that setup is going to be out of our budget.