We have a beautiful park near us and can get permits and reserve 2 spots (1 covered area, 16 picinic tables +1 uncovered area 26 picinc tables) for about $300. There is no stage or gazebo. We are expecting about 150 people and will enough room for 2 buffet lines. The weather at that time of day and year is usually pleasant. We obviously aren't looking to be too formal but I don't want it to look like a company picinic or bday party either. Am I trying to be too cheap? Is my cost cutting on the venue going to cost me more $ in the long run? The marriage will be ours but I'd like the wedding to be enjoyable for everyone. Should we suck it up and get an indoor venue with real tables? I know someone out there has done this, any ideas would be great!