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Outdoor Venue HELP!!!

My fiancé and I are trying to plan a small (50 guests max) casual wedding. We are leaning towards next September 2015...but very easy going and open to ideas. I'm having trouble finding a venue that doesn't have a guest requirement...yet is still affordable ($100 or so a head) We don't want a banquet hall type setting, were looking for a fun, informal vibe...with plenty of booze and no stuffiness!! I looked into Cape May, and that seemed seriously expensive and again, we didn't have enough guests....we're open to ANYWHERE in New Jersey, New York or even PA near water (lake or ocean) is a serious plus.... ANY suggestions are very much appreciated, as I feel I'm about to start banging my head into walls!

Re: Outdoor Venue HELP!!!

  • Update!!!! I have been searching for the perfect venue for my sister's wedding. Her demands were country setting, elegant, unique and affordable. I hit the Jackpot couple years ago when I was looking for my own, but at the time didn't know much about this place so we have a traditional banquet hall wedding which I regret. Anyways I found the info and though I would share it here for all Buffalonians and brides across WNY. The place is a private estate near east aurora and home of an elite social club. My boyfriend sister-in-law has a friend who is a member of the club. I got in through her (you must be invited from a member to get in). Don't get your hopes up, from time to time they will allow non-members to get in or just give them a call and ask. As of right now, 'til December you can make reservations at their grand opening prices, which you would not believe. Much of your cost will be cut down in a huge way as they include ceremony/reception in same place, tables and seating is also included, and the setting and much of the decor/ ambiance is amazing. Outside liquor and catering is allowed and the only thing they require is liability insurance, which we tough that that was the catch, but surprisingly enough you can get it in your own for around $100-$175 in many places online, which you want to have anyway to be safe. Describing the place, would not make justice, so Im attaching a screenshot of their web with a link to it.leb-clubHope you can find this helpful, and hopefully availability for your date. We though we were going to have to wait for another year as most places were book up a year in advance. We will be there next August and can't wait. My lil' sister owes me big time for this one. 
    Here is the link again. Look under packages for the prices.
     If you find any other gem that offer anything like this, please share as many brides rely in the knot forums for guidance from real brides. Good luck and happy planning!!!
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