Hello! My fiance and I (due to finances) are planning on having a a late ceremony (think under the stars or sunset) and then having an open bar and appetizers only (and a cake). We went to 2 venues and they just didn't seem to be appreciative of that idea lol Everything seems to be grouped in a package and that's just not what we can afford right now. I love the idea of having an intimate ceremony under the stars or at sunset. We have a large family and many friends that we couldn't imagine not inviting and so this was the idea we came up with.
Anyways, back to the point I was trying to make, I'm thinking having a venue that allows an outside caterer might be a good option for us. I feel like a caterer would be more willing to work with us on our ideas. Or if there's any advice for talking to venues about doing a more 'a la carte' option, I would appreciate it! I'm having difficulty finding venues that allow this though and need some ideas. So in review, a venue that has an outdoor area for the ceremony and would allow us to have an outside caterer. Thanks to everyone in advance! I really appreciate it