I'm looking for a smaller venue for an intimate wedding. I can't imagine having more than 30 guests -- and even that's a stretch since we both have small families and just a few close friends. I'm afraid that most of the usual places (golf courses, ball rooms, etc.) will overwhelm us, and am searching for something more on our scale.
I've talked to Sassi, and will probably head up there for visit at some point, but I'm turned off by their rules against dancing and outside music. I love the rustic elegance of the Farm at South Mountain (it would match the cowboy boots I'm dying to wear under my dress!), but am not sure I want to pay Santa Barbara's prices...
So, I was wondering: Does anyone have any suggestions for a smaller wedding venue that may not be big enough or popular enough to make most vendor sites? We're hoping to stay in the Valley, since most of our guests are coming from out of town and we don't want to complicate travel.