Post # 1
Does anyone know of (inexpensive) ceremony and/or reception venues in NC? My fiance and I both live in the Burlington area, but we are also entertaining the idea of doing this in the Thomasville area (where my parents are from) or the Jacksonville/Camp Lejeune area (where his family is from). Any suggestions?
Post # 3
I’m not sure how big or what you’re looking for but I had a friend get married here last year.
Her pictures and ceremony turned out so cute.
Post # 4
If you’re flexible about location, the Western parts of the state (up in the mountains, but not in Asheville) tend to be more affordable. I live in the Raleigh-Durham area and decided to have the wedding in Little Switzerland to save some big bucks (The Switzerland Inn — unfortunately a lot of their costs have gone up, but they include a lot for the price, and the food is really good).
My favorite place to scout out some lesser-known and often more affordable venues was bbonline.com. It has a feature where you can search only those b and bs that host weddings. I spent hours on it.
Another thing to keep in mind when comparing locations is what is included in the cost (linens, chairs, tables, decor, setup, cleanup, good lighting). It’s usually cheaper in the end to have a wedding where these are included even if the upfront price is bigger.
Post # 5
I am having mine in September at the Sapona Country Club in Lexington, NC. Since we wanted to stay in the same area it was an easy decision b/c I think this place is beautiful. We will be getting married outside and the reception will be inside. They make it a whole lot easier to because they already have the catering,linens,bar and the whole set up. You can rent the venue for $500.00 (if they have not went up) but you do have to use their catering which we had our tasting a few weeks back and it was wonderful and vary reasonable priced.