Post # 1
What was once thought to be a small wedding is now not-so-small, due to family concerns. Therefore we’re looking to keep the budget small while having about 150-200 people. Does anyone know of any places we could self-cater in PA or NY? Would be willing to travel wherever as long as it fit our needs. We’d need/like accomodations to be nearby .
Post # 3
I’d look into public parks, state/national parks, or public buildings that you can usually rent out fairly cheap.
Post # 4
If you’re open to it, you might try a Unitarian Universalist church. If you haven’t heard of UUism, one of the main principles is respect for inherent worth and dignity of all people – they’re very welcoming to people of all faiths and all walks of life. My sister had her wedding and reception at one, and they definitely allowed self-catering (my mom did it all, including making the cake!). Facility rental feels will probably vary widely, but it doesn’t hurt to call and ask!
Post # 5
Churches and Community Centres are always a good bet for those wanting to have a DIY Event.