Post # 1
I am to my witts end hopefully yall can help…We have about $5,000 to spend. We are planning a small idmediate family only ceremony (30ppl) and then a seperate reception with about 100ppl if I could do the ceremony and reception at the same place, that’d be awesome. We would love to find a place that catered and supplied tables/chairs/linens ect. I’ve already looked into the MD Ranch, Fort Worth Stockyards, Swinging D ranch among many more. We would like to stay around the Fort Worth area because we want more rustic feel, but willing to look anywhere right now.
Post # 3
I am not familiar with your area, but have yo checked out local parks, community halls, civic centers, etc. Those are usually the places that give you the most bang (a decent space) for your buck (bring your own vendors).
Post # 4
Checkout Iron Horse Golf Course…sadly its too far from me and ABOVE my$1k budget (without catering)…http://www.ironhorsetx.com/layout9.asp?id=134&page=9251
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
Texas Star Golf Course is in Euless and it’s both beautiful and reasonably priced. The Pavillion overlooks the 18th hole and rents for $500/4hrs, and the conference center is much more modern and pretty than the ones I’ve seen in a similar price point – the Tejas room I think fits nearly 100 for $750, but you can open the wall to the Alamo room next door for an additional $300 or $350, can’t remember exactly. The rooms have doors to a nice patio also overlooking the 18th hole. These prices are for Saturdays – like most, they get cheaper on Fridays/Sundays.
They don’t allow outside catering or drinks, so that’s where they’ll getcha. The food’s not too bad – a few options for $15/head, but I was horrified at the cost of alcohol. A keg is $250, when I could go to the store and get 5 for that price… And a champagne toast is even more. Those really aren’t awful prices for a wedding venue, but they did surprise me personally.
Post # 6
I don’t necessarily have any advice about a venue, but I’m curious as to how you’d make the logistics work with having a small ceremony and a larger reception at the same place? I guess if you go with a place that is truly set up as a wedding venue, and has a separate space for each that could work… but otherwise it may be a bit awkward, if some of the reception guests get there early. I don’t mean to be negative, but it’s just something to think about while you’re looking! I hope you can find what you are looking for! I originally wanted something similar, a Friday night intimate ceremony and family dinner, and then a big reception the next night… but renting out two separate venues would definitely not fit into our budget.
Post # 7
There is a place in Glen Rose that is reasonable and rustic. Consider renting a house on VRBO, that may be cheaper. In my looking around for over a year you are going spend $3000 without doing any food, and the catering restrictions really hamper a budget.
Think outside the box, VRBO has homes with beautiful pool and patio settings.
Post # 8
You can try Addison Event Center. They include everything (table, chairs etc) and they offer a buffet service at $19.50/pp and you are able to have both ceremony and reception at the same location. They don’t look like much on the outside but the hall is beautiful. Not the rustic look that you’re going for, but definitely affordable if you can’t find what you’re looking for.
Post # 9
Seconding the VRBO idea– you could easily rent out a large home, have the ceremony there, and the reception afterward.