I'm looking for a very casual and inexpensive place to do a weekend wedding in northern michigan. We'd love to keep our budget under 10k but we have up to 20k to spend. We are planning between 75-100 guests and would like a very casual setup to do a friday night welcome BBQ/bonfire, a saturday afternoon ceremony/semiformal reception and possibly a sunday morning brunch.
-We want something very private, so large hotels that do ten weddings a day are out.
-Must have onsite accommodations for as many guests as possible but at a minimum the wedding party/parents (25 people). Cabins/Houses would be perfect.
- Must be close to a city with hotels/motels. etc for the rest of the guests (r have room for all 100 guests on site)
- Outside catering must be allowed.
- I would prefer for it to be <30min away from attractions. Guests will be traveling long distances for this wedding so having something to keep them entertained is a plus.
- Obviously beautiful scenery is a necessity but I doubt we'll have a problem finding that in Northern Michigan.
ANY ideas/suggestions welcome.. this is what I'm looking for today but that can always change!