I'd love to have a garden/backyard wedding (both the ceremony and reception) in Los Angeles this August, both for the look and to save costs, but it seems just about everyone I know here lives in an apartment.
I am looking for somewhere for approx 60 guests within a very limited budget (we're trying to do the whole wedding for under $4000) that will let me bring in chairs, a small number of tables and food and ideally have access to the kitchen for prep (just the fridge and an oven to heat).
Really I am looking for a private rental, someone with a beautiful backyard who would be willing to let us rent it for the day (and maybe even for the day before for setup). I have looked at vacation rental sites to see what might be available, but few seem to have much of a garden. Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!