- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
My fiancé and I are trying to look into a unique, relaxed wedding reception; however we are on a tight budget and have had some difficulty finding places that incorporate all of the things we want. We have recently discussed the possibility of trying to rent a mansion or beach house in western MA for a week and have the wedding there. This would take care of out of town wedding party people and keep it the relaxed feel we love. Plus we could have a clambake, which I love. Also we could DIY most things and try to keep costs less. My worry is really in the details. Unlike a function hall, which will set up and take care of everything for you, in a house rental we will need to take care of everything like tents, tables and chair set up, dance floors, buffet set up, if we need to have a rental van to drive people from a public parking area, etc. Just a bit concerned if the work load for a wedding like this would be ridiculous and unreasonable. If anyone has either held a wedding of this sort or been to a wedding like this please let me know how it was. I want to know if there were any unforeseen pit-falls or if it was the best wedding ever. Please I need some more information on this before I can really consider specific houses.