My fiance and I are having a terrible time finding a venue that is within our budget. We currently have a $8,500 budget to include venue AND catering for 200. I have a huge family, so cutting the guest list significantly isn't really an option. Short of a public park, which I am against doing in August heat, I don't know that I can find anything that we can afford. Does anyone know of an indoor location that looks nice for under $3,000 on a Saturday? We have been boxed into a corner because 75% of our guest list is coming in from out of town/state and it would be inconsiderate of us to ask that many people to take off time from work to come to our wedding.
The venue that we like is out of our budget and we are at the point that we aren't booking it because we are trying to cheapen out the caterer just so we can afford it. Has anyone had any luck negotiating price on venues?