I am getting married next year and I am in the process of finding a wedding venue. My fiance and I decided that we wanted to limit our budget to $3500 for the venue and we really, really, REALLY don't want to go over that. (Especially because we will be paying for it ourselves out of pocket with no family help or anything.)
I live in the Phoenix/Glendale area, but we are willing to travel a bit of distance for the ceremony and reception if it fits the budget. We want an outdoor ceremony and an indoor reception, I'm planning on doing a lot of DIY for pretty much anything I can to save money. If catering is included then GREAT because we would like an evening wedding around dinner time anyways.
I am having so much trouble finding something beautiful that doesn't start around $4000 and I've been researching quite a bit... help a bride-to-be out!