Post # 1
We just got engaged a few weeks ago and are looking for an outdoor venue that we can have the ceremony and reception at. We would love to be able to use our own caterer and bring our own booze. We love courtyards downtown, barns and wineries. We are not too picky as long as we have some beautiful scenerary.
We would love for it to be no further than 45 minutes away from the Kirkwood area. We are on a budget, hence why we want to use our own people; to save money.
Thanks in advance for all your ideas!!
Post # 2
I was going to suggest a park, but depending on where you live it’s likely you won’t be allowed alcohol and may have to be out by sun down when the park closes. However, it’s definitely a cost efficiant option.
I don’t know your area, so I have no specific suggestions, but there are definitely venues out there that allow bringing in all of your own (that’s what I had) and it is definitely a TON more work and if you’re not careful can be just as much if not more money than an all inclusive type location. So although many people think bringing in all your own vendors can save money, it isn’t always the most cost effective option. Definitely price out EVERYTHING before deciding to go this route. We honestly spent way more than we would have if we had just gone with a more typical less DIY venue (but we LOVED how everything came out and wouldn’t change a thing).
Post # 3
jodi.sanders: what state are you in? my venue is exactly all of those things, but in the upstate of SC. and its SUPER AFFORDABLE (like $1700 for a Saturday!)
Post # 4
jodi.sanders: Are you in Missouri? In Kirkwood? In Kirkwood area, Atlanta, GA?
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Post # 6
jodi.sanders: Maybe here? There’s rooms available with tables & chairs and patio space? http://www.stlouisco.com/ParksandRecreation/RecreationComplexes/AfftonWhiteRodgersCommunityCenter Meeting room looks like it has a wall of windows and is a “blank canvas” to put together what you’d like for decor?!