My husband to be and I want/need to have a fairly simple and cheap (ha) wedding. This means we need somewhere that will allow us to take care of providing our own food (we both work in the restaurant industry..we have friends that will "cater" for us) our own alcohol (again, its good to have bartender friends), and stay within our venue budget.. I'm talking we would be pushing it with anything more than $1000. I don't even want to spend that much if I don't have to. So ideally we need a venue that ISN'T typically a wedding venue. We are cool with renting our own tables and chairs, possibly even a tent, if we have the space to do so. I'd do it in my mom's backyard if it wasn't one giant hill. Can anyone offer any suggestions? Anyone have a random uncle joe with an empty barn out back? I've looked into renting pavilions in Atlanta parks, but they don't allow you to serve alcohol, so thats out. I'm also looking into Indian Springs state park, not sure if they allow alcohol? Any suggestions, please please please...I'm sooo frustrated and overwhelmed with this
. I'm so ready to be done with this stage of the planning . argh.