I am completely overwhelmed. I have been engaged for a month and half now. My wedding isn't until August 31st, 2013 so I thought I had plenty of time. However, my fiance and I are both in law school about 10 hours from Lexington so planning during the school year is not really an option. I won't be back in Lexington again until next March, so I'd like to have my venue booked before I leave for school in two weeks but I cannot find anything I love.
Most of my guests will be from out of town (Michigan, NY and Florida) so I want to give them a uniquely Kentucky experience. I really wanted to have the reception on a horse farm but I haven't found any that can host the number of guests I am having (200) and has room for an indoor/outdoor space in case of rain.
Thus far, I have looked at:
Headley-Whitney (which I love, I just worry about being outdoors in August heat and weather) and it seems like it would be extremely pricey. They provide nothing but the grounds so between renting tables, chairs and a tent, I'm already looking at $11,000 at least. My total budget is 35,000.
I have also looked at Ardmore Farm which was Beautiful, just not big enough.
Finally, I looked at the Marriott Griffin Gate. Logistically, it would be perfect but I really feel like its just not very unique.
Does anyone have any suggestions?? Also, does anyone know anything about Fairyhouse Hall?? Thanks!!!