This is my first post (seeing that I just got engaged last Thursday) and I'm hoping all of you can help a girl out.
We are thinking about an October or November wedding of next year (2013), likely Columbus Day or Veteran's Day weekend. Which means we need to try to find a venue very soon.
We are going to have a large wedding--likely around 225-250 people, mostly because my fiance comes from a huge family and there is just no getting around it.
I reallly want a unique, non-hotel wedding if at all possible. My fiance would love to have something either by the water or historic. If need be it could be a artistic location instead (a museum or something). Non-traditional is good as well. We also are interested in keeping it in Boston or Cambridge.
We have had to rule out some awesome spaces because of size (ie Exchange Conference Center and the Waterworks Museum). Others because of cost (likely the Boston Public Library). Our dream locations apparently no longer hold weddings--the JFK Libarary and the Joseph Moakley Courthouse.
We are looking at Artists for Humanity and the Cruiseport Boston but apparently with those you have to bring everything in (anyone have experience there?).
Please let me know if you have other ideas! Thanks so much.