I've been reading some really great advice in this column and thought I would get some feedback on what we are looking for.
We are planning a June 2012 daytime wedding. We want it to be casual, unique, and fun. We are looking into non-traditional venues and want to make sure we have considered all of our options before coming to a decision. Oh, and we also hope to do the ceremony and reception at the same place.
We would like something near or in downtown, but I would be okay moving to the suburbs for a venue that is perfect. We extimate that our size would be about 100 and we are hoping to stick to $5000-$7000 for rental+food (difficult I know but I think it can be done!)
We have been looking around and strong contenders so far are City Museum, Squires, and Oliva on the Hill.
If you have any feedback on those three venues or have other ideas that maybe we haven't considered, please make some suggestions for us. Thanks!