Well, long story short, my fiance and I had been engaged for almost seven months now. A month after we got engaged, we found and booked the Embassy Suites Hotel in Bloomington. Unfortunately, with a few unfortunate turn of events, last month we've come to the conclusion that we couldn't possibly afford it anymore so we had to cancel.
For the past few weeks, I've been drastically looking to see if there's any other cheaper place available around the twin cities. We have not been able to find anything yet. Either it's over our budget, unable to accomodate our guest list, or our set wedding date has already been booked. My fiance and I came up the the idea of possibly just renting a 60' x 100' tent/canopy and set it up in the backyard of her uncle's five acre home. If we can't find anything else, this will have to probably be our last option. Although I have yet to look at obtaining city permits and the works if this is the route we're taking.
We are looking at a guest list of about 300 people and looking to spend under $10k if we can. There are some wiggle room which we can probably be able to do $15k but we are trying to keep it down as much as possible. This may seem kind of a rediculous number for people ratio but I'm pretty sure we can pull it off. I'm just trying to see if anyone has any other ideas or know of some places that we can look at in the twin cities area. Also if there's any other areas where anyone knows of that will let us put up a tent/canopy for a reception. I've looked into parks but most requires take down around 8-9 pm. Private lands?
All your imputs/advices will greatly be appreciated. Thanks.