Hello all, this is my first post here, though I have been reading for a while and think this site is a great asset.
Anyway, we are hopefully planning on getting married in the fall of 2012, and i have been stressing out about venues. I of course have fallen in love with a few places, and all of them I think are very expensive! I love the oaks, tidewater inn, and of course the chesapeake bay beach club. I am also interested in turf valley.
My question is, is it possible to have a wedding and reception at either of these places for under 15,000 total? We priced up tidewater online, and it seemed to come to $18,000, for the food/bar/venue. I'm wondering if you do a winter wedding or cut your guestlist down would these locations be possible? I don't want to skimp on quality; I wanted a fall wedding but feel I'm going to have to compromise somewhere.
Thanks! Any advice appreciated!