Hey everyone! I'm getting married in July 2013 and am searching for a venue for my ceremony and reception. I live in Los Angeles, so I'm limited in the amount of time I can actually go visit places.
My family lives in Cary, so anything within 30 minutes of that is ideal. I'm either looking for a church that allows non-members to get married and bring their own pastor (my parents' church currently meets in a high school, so that's out of the question), or a traditional looking venue. My dress is a ballgown, so it sort of demands something like that. My fiance's only requirement is air conditioning, since it's freaking hot in July, so unfortunately, outside wedding are out of the question
We aren't opposed to a venue that does both the ceremony and the reception in the same place, but we are mindful of price. We're trying to stay around $7,500 for ceremony and reception with dinner (buffet or sitdown) for between 100 and 150 people... I've looked at places like the Cotton Room and different country clubs, but they are just a little too pricey.
Thanks for any insight you guys can give!