Post # 1
We are located in Northwest Indiana and are looking for a venue in this general area. Our family is from the Chicagoland area so IL is ok too. We are looking for a rustic or even fun venue. We looked at the Blue Dress Barn – and it is lovely! – just too much for our price range (even for a fri/sun wedding) County Line Orchard, also lovely, but you have to use their caterer and it’s like $$44 a head, I’m not trying to be picky, we’re just paying for everything ourselves and trying to budget.
Any farmers willing to open up their barns? LOL
Anyhow, much thanks in advance to any and all advice!
Post # 3
Have you tried looking on weddingwire.com or any other sites that list venues? I would also suggest looking up photographers in the area (if they have websites) and looking through their pictures. You can sometimes find places there that might not be on the beaten path. I don’t know if Fair Oaks Dairy allows private parties, but you could contact them (they have AMAZING cheese). Good luck!!!
Post # 4
I’m not sure what the prices are on these, but here are some links:
St Patricks County Park in South Bend also has a beautiful barn you can rent, but you would have to arrange for all of your chair/table rentals, caterer, etc http://www.sjcparks.org/stpats.html
Post # 5
We are having ours at the lighthouse lodge : http://www.thelighthouselodge.com/
It’s in monticello [think indiana beach].