I really have my hopes set on a tent wedding or a unique venue ( really dont like reception halls) in Rhode Island or CT maybe in MA if it is near the water. I have looked at places such as Regatta Place in Newport and The Newport yachting Center- I also liked places like Linden Place - Im looking for as many suggestions as possible due to the fact that I live in FL so I really have one weekend in July to look at Venues. My fiance and myself are also interested in possiby renting a home and doing it all ouselves. Our budget is a middle sized budget - we are not over the top people, we want our guests to feel comfortable and laid back but have beautiful scenery to take in as well. If anyone has any suggestions for us to look at it would be greatly appreciated.