- 3 years ago
Hello there, I was just wondering if anyone had some venue advice for me. I will be very grateful. We are looking at doing an outdoor (gardenish) wedding reception which will be VERY large but have no idea where to look as we are not from this area. It seems as though there are all sorts of places for outdoor ceremonies but not receptions. And the biggest problem I am finding is (obiously) price and the fact that everyone wants you to use their “preffered” vendors. I want to have the freedom to be able to choose our own vendors and maybe DIY some things to save money. Which is why I would love to find a huge, beautiful lawn somewhere that we could just rent and do everything else ourselves (maybe this is crazy). But I think this would be the most cost-effective way that we could throw this shindig with so many people to invite (I’m talking 500 or more)
So that is what I am looking for- A big beautiful lawn with large trees that will let us do our own thing (seriously, I would totally be down to have it in someone’s (large) backyard or maybe a park or some estate? I am open minded). We don’t need any other frills. It would just have to be within 30 min or so of Orland Park/Tinley park area. Anyway, if anyone has any ideas, I would be forever grateful. I need some help!