I am completely lost in trying to find a wedding venue that fits out budget.
We would like to have an evening ceremony done by candles and lanterns and then a cocktail reception afterwards so no sit down dinner. Understandably we have to have the correct food to alcohol ratio and my fiancé is adamant about having an open bar.
I would like something rustic and relaxed and am far from being a banquet hall person. It needs to be north or east of Toronto we are actually from York region and north but with family in Durham as well but we don’t want to go into the city.
Our problem is that we come from such large families that our guest list reaches 120 with only super close friends and only guests with married/long term partners.
We have an entire wedding budget of 10,000 but in order to get good food and drinks the venues alone are reaching over that cost. I enjoyed the Kortright Centre but it just doesn't seem feasible as the cost to have it there is over 10,000 and there is still other items to consider (ie photography) . I would love to be able to have my ceremony & reception at the same place.
I have been having no luck finding a place. Ideally I want a really laid back, summer BBQ, bonfire and dancing kind of wedding. Any tips???? Any suggestions??