I'm looking for a venue, preferably in Western Mass, that will allow at least a Fri & Sat rental. We're looking to do a lot of DIY so the places that only give you 5-hour packages are out. The places we have in mind right now are Race Brook Lodge, Jacob's Pillow, Canterbury Farm, Wake Robin Inn and Earthdance. Does anybody have opinions on these venues or have used them? Does anyone know of a places that isn't on my list? Stonover Farm is another one, but they charge $13,500 for the weekend and that is wayyyy out of our budget for venue rental cost. Being able to BYOB is a huge plus, as well as allowing outside catering. We wouldn't necessarily need to use the venue/grounds on Friday and Sunday but a venue that allows a Friday setup for a Saturday event is what we would need.
Thanks in advance!