Post # 1
We are getting married in october. I am looking for a venue that is not for specifically weddings. If they include tables, chairs, ceremony site I will be willing to pay up to 2500 if they dont include anything I am willing to pay 800 – 1000.
It needs to allow outside food and beverages, have a ceremony site, and have some character, oh yeah and accomidate about 200 – 220 people.
We are buying linens, food, beverages, dishes, decorations, etc. We honestly just need bare bones to work with.
If you are around the Northwestern illinois or southern wisconsin areas. What specific places would you recommend?
If you are not from around here, what kind of places would you recommend us to look into?
Post # 4
@Waitingbee57: I have no idea about your area at all (writing from Australia!) but is there maybe a nice art gallery or museum you could look into? I’ve also seen some people on here get married in zoos!
We’re having a harbour cruise for our reception but I don’t know my US states and whether you’re landlocked or not… Sorry if I haven’t been that helpful but I tried! 😛
Good luck and I hope you find something awesome.
Post # 5
@Waitingbee57: Just had another thought… Maybe look into some private property you could rent out as a venue? Like a historical house/building or something…?
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@Waitingbee57: What major city are you near?
Otherwise, I recommend checking out local zoos, garden clubs, state and city parks, women’s clubs, rotary clubs, german/italian/greek-american societies, etc…
Post # 7
I saw a neat article a few days ago, weddings for readers, and some people have had some seriously beautiful weddings in some really stunning libraries !
Post # 8
@ksus07: Great idea about the private property I am definitely looking into that at this time.
@beachbride1216: The zoos I looked into were RIDICULOUSLY priced. but I am going to check into the other things you mentioned.
@beachbride1216: I am about an hour and a half out of chicago.
@lalalyanne: hmm I will look into a beautiful library.
Post # 9
@Waitingbee57: I don’t live in the area, but there are some places I would check out- museums and art galleries, fraternal organization lodges (Free Masons, Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis, Rotary, Loyal Order of the Moose, Odd Fellows, Elks- I just googled this list, lol), schools, municipal buildings, and public parks. Good Luck!