- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
Hello fellow Bees! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU!!
I’m new to this site…. and WOW… you are all sooo helpful! I’ve been reading the posts, and have found an enormous amount of information.
My fiance and I got engaged about 2 months ago (yay!) and we have been looking for a venue for about a month. I’ve seen almost 30 venues in Southern California…and maybe i’m just incredibly picky… but we can’t seem to find anything that we both love, can afford, and can accomodate 170 guests! The capacity problem seems to be the hardest part. We keep falling in love with venues, and realizing that we can’t fit all of our guests!
We loved La Venta, in Palos Verdes, but it only has room for about 130 people. We also love Casa Romantica in San Clemente, but again…it only fits 150 people, max.
Does anyone have any recommendations?? Here is what we are looking for!
~The cities we are most interested in are..Palm Springs, anywhere in the South Bay or The OC, or Santa Barbara
~Ceremony and Reception at the same venue. Outdoor ceremony, but reception can be indoors, or outdoors!
~Capacity for 170 guests
~Not too, too expensive!! We would love to do BYO, so that we can customize everything, and save some money on alcohol.
~As for “the look” or “vibe” of the venue…. We adore anything that isn’t modern. Whether it’s a Spanish Hacienda, or an Italian Villa, or 50’s vintage…. We love all of that!
~And lastly…I would love this venue to be somewhere near nature. The beach…or the mountains…or a lake…. As long as it’s near one of those, I’m happy!!!
THANK YOU FOR READING THIS POST, AND FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP! I promise that I will post all of the info I have accumulated!!