Post # 1
Posted this on the south jersey board but those boards are dead! Bees I really need your helping finding a beautiful venue that doesn’t require a 100 person minimum. Basically we started and stopped planning our wedding twice. I pretty much lost hope that would ever get married. But my fiance insist that this will be the year. Originally we planned for 100 guest, we really loved brigalias. But after a lot of money talk we decided to cut our guest list to save some money. I would rather have a fabulous wedding for 50 then a crappy one for a 100. Anyway at first I looked into nice restaurant s which were very reasonably priced and doable. But they lack a nice dance floor which is the one thing my fiance wants. Bees please help me find a venue where we can have lots of food, a nice dance floor for 50-60 guest. Trying to stay around $100 a person. Ohh and I really want an outdoor ceremony. We live in south jersey, we would be willing to do anywhere from philly to the shore. Anyone have any ideas??? Thanks!
Post # 3
In Philly there is the Morris Arboretum, which is a pretty garden venue. You can do an outdoor ceremony. I believe they hold upwards to 150 (I don’t think they have a minimum) and I heard their catering costs are under $100 a person.
Post # 4
I had the same problem because my # is around 85 people. I opted to find a venue that accepts outside catering and bring my own alcohol. You can save a lot of $$ that way since you won’t have to pay extra tip on top of price.
Post # 5
Try PEN RYN… Im having it at PEN RYN and having an outdoor ceremony. It on the water and very pretty! Were only having 125 people and its under $100 a person! 🙂
Good luck and Congrats 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks ladies! I will look into your suggestions. We are def considering finding a venue that allows outside catering.
Post # 7
Vineyards have very flexible head counts so do bed and breakfast places, you get married outside in the gardens or the vineyard then hold the reception inside.
Post # 8
I had a hard time too searching for a wedding venue but a friend suggested partyspace.com and that’s where I found mine. Since many locations were all in one site, it was easier to find what I wanted.
For outdoors, there’s Community Arts Center (with the sweetest photo that reminds me of a castle) and Tyler Arboretum in Delaware County, Pa just minutes from the airport. Here’s the link: http://partyspace.com/philadelphia/wedding-venues#0/11/0/0/0/0/
If you love outdoors, Audubon is perfect. I went to a bridal barn sale there awhile back. It’s sourrounded by nature.
There’s also a page for South Jersey: http://partyspace.com/philadelphia/wedding-venues#0/3/0/0/0/0/
Post # 9
Tyler Arboretum will probably be out of her price range (rental fee plus like $143 pp I was quoted) and with Audubon I think you have to rent EVERYTHING including porta potties and a dance floor. Correct me if I’m wrong though about Audubon but that’s the impression I got.
Post # 10
I suggest Arden Hall in Delaware Steven Cohen the president is a delight to work with.