We are planning and paying for our wedding ourselves, and trying to be as budget conscious as possible. We found a great reception space for our 60 guests but it is kind of small so we don't want to try and do the ceremony there, and then transform the space into the reception layout. We are also getting married in October so I don't want to risk planning the ceremony outside.
Please, help me! I have explored every avenue I can think of. We won't need any set up, just chairs (and even that I am not set! We plan on having a very short, 20 min ceremony). I have called around to hotels and asked if we blocked rooms there, could we have a room to do a short ceremony. Even those quotes were in the 500-1500 range! And I just cannot justify spending $500 for a 20 min recital of our vows, which I won't need any set up or decorations beforehand.
Am I crazy for thinking that this can be done? Does anyone have any other ideas? I would really appreciate any advice or referrals to low-cost ceremony space locations.