Hi! I just moved to Raleigh in June 2010. My fiance and I are getting married this summer or fall. Tomorrow I am going to reserve the date with my church (St. Francis of Assisi on Leesville Road in Raleigh, near the airport and Brier Creek). As soon as I nail down the date, I would like to get started on reception sites. Other than the church, I know nothing about wedding vendors in Raleigh or Durham, being new in town. I would like the reception to be within 10 miles or so of the church. We don't expect a large wedding b/c of the fact that we just moved here, and most of our family and friends are 1,000 miles away. We expect about 50 people to attend. We are paying for most of the wedding ourselves, so I would like to keep costs down (under $2,500). I know of two sites in the area so far: The Pavilions at Angus Barn and the Mansion on the Hill. Are there any others? Does anyone have any advice about those two places? just from what I have learned about the area so far, I have a feeling that the Angus Barn may be out of my price range. After talking to the church wedding coordinator, I may decide just to use a banquet room at the church and bring in a caterer, so if anyone has any catering recommendations, that may be helpful as well. Thanks in advance!