We're getting married next September, and since we're paying for everything ourselves (and we're not Rockefellers!) we are looking for a very inexpensive venue to have both the ceremony and reception in or around OC. Under $1,000 for the venue rental would be ideal, with the cost of chair/table rentals, food, drink etc. on top of that.
Pretty open to a lot of ideas, but would prefer something outdoors with trees or something like a courtyard. The wedding will not be very large (about 60 people). We've already got homemade decorations and most of the other details worked out, we just need a venue!
I've been looking around at outdoor parks and things like that, I just have no idea where to really begin or how a place like that would work out.
Any ideas or advice from previous experience would be greatly appreciated!