- 3 years ago
- Wedding: August 2019
I’m about to give up on finding a venue that will work and just do SF City Hall instead… I feel like what we are looking for is so simple and yet so hard to find.
We’re planning a wedding for Aug/Sep 2019 (our target is Labor Day weekend but we’re flexible and can do anytime around then). Probably about 75 guests, with roughly half coming from out of state and the other half coming from mostly North Bay/Sonoma county. Our budget is $10k so we are looking for a venue for $5k or under. We want to provide our own food/alcohol – this seems to be the most limiting factor, as it seems like every place I look at either requires using their in house catering or at least a whole official licensed caterer. Our rough estimate of catering services in the area is that they’re something like $75/person, which with our guest count is just out of budget.
We’re also just lowkey folks. We don’t want to do the whole standard fancy cookie cutter wedding thing. Honestly, if we had friends with a big enough backyard, we’d just do that. We are ideally looking for a chill spot that will just allow us to party into the night.
We’re hoping to do it around Sonoma. Petaluma, Sebastopol, Occidental, Santa Rosa are also options. It needs to be somewhat near accomodations where everyone could stay. We’re thinking we will probably have to arrange a shuttle type thing to the hotel and back. Originally we were looking for a campground for the weekend but backed away from that when I realized I didn’t want to be responsible for feeding 75+ people for Friday-Sunday, ha.
So anyway, any suggestions?