My fiance and I are looking for an inexpensive wedding venue in or around Chicago. We live in Edgewater Glen, but would travel for a good venue, preferably close to the city.
We have a guest list right around 100 people and are looking for a venue that has flexibility with catering. I really dislike these venues that force you to use their caterers for $100 a pop. Is it possible to get it cheaper than this?
I want my total budget at or under 10k, and would be willing to go on the cheap on everything else if I can just find a reasonable venue and food.
My fiance and I really loved the look and feel of the Ravenswood Event Center, and places like Salvage One or Architectural Artifacts, but all appear to be out of the budget. Any place that has a vibe similar, or is happy and sunny and neat and unique... would be great.
If you have any insight please weigh in. Is this even possible in this town?