Post # 1
I am having the hardest time finding a venue for my wedding. I would like a spring/early summer wedding. As of right now the date is Sunday May 24, 2015 (I’m flexible with my date so it’s not set in stone). We live in Greensboro, but the majority of family is coming from Winston, NC and Wilson, NC (45mins east of Raleigh). I would like a venue that meets in the middle, but if it doesn’t that really wouldn’t be a deal breaker. I want an outside ceremony and inside reception. I would prefer the ceremony be in front of some kind of body of water (fountain, lake, pond, pool, etc.). Around 120-150 people will attend. I just had a beautiful little girl in July so we are on a tight budget. I would love to stay around $1200 or better but $3000 is the absolute most we can do. Hopefully we can a venue that includes tables, chairs, linen, etc. Any help or suggestions will be appreciated!!
Post # 3
This place is cute: http://1812hitchingpost.com/ I have no idea what the price is though.
Post # 4
@Divinebliss: Have you check Horace William House at Chapel Hill (by preservation organization so not as expensive as private one), outdoor, very friendly people http://www.preservationchapelhill.org/#!rentals/c1ht2 . It is one of a hidded gem.
Post # 5
@Divinebliss: This is a tough request!
I would recommend the Raleigh Rose Garden. There is a small but lovely pond there, and you can find pictures here – click on June to see pictures of the water feature. It’s also terribly affordable at $300.00 for the first three hours, and $70/hour for each additional hour. $300 ceremony venue, complete with hundreds of roses and a little fish pool? Yes, please!
For your reception, look into the NC Museum of History or NC Museum of Natural Sciences. They’re downtown (very chic) and only about 10 minutes’ drive from the Rose Garden. They also rent for a mere $1000 including tables and chairs.
If you’re looking for something all in one locations, consider the JR Raulston Arboretum. They’ve got outdoor garden spaces for your ceremony and a large indoor space for receptions, garden club meetings, etc.