My fiancé and I are in the beginning stages of planning our wedding and are currently picking between 2 venues. Our dream venue is to use a summer camp in the off season. It's beautiful and rustic, and we love the idea of renting out the camp for the whole weekend for guests to enjoy! This would include guests staying in the cabins (if they want to). The problem is that it costs $5,000 to rent the camp for the whole weekend, which is above our budget. We thought we could offset the costs by asking guests to pay a small fee (maybe $10 a night) if they want to stay. It's much cheaper than a hotel, but I'm worried that seems tacky . Since we would have already paid for the use of cabins, guests would have to pay us directly.
Any thoughts? If we do end up asking for contributions towards cabin rentals, how should we ask?