I think I am going crazy.... I've spent the past 3 months searching the internet to find a venue that at least looks good on paper and I keep coming up empty.
My major issue is that I have my own caterer already. My FI absolutely refuses to pay more than $60pp for food and alcohol (including tax and fees) so I found a caterer who can make that happen. (Go me!)
The problem is I can't find anywhere for the caterer to cater...
What I'm looking for is a venue that has separate spaces for ceremony, cocktail and reception (with the option of an outside ceremony) that has room for about 150 people for under $3,000. And I must be able to use my caterer!!! I've called way too many places that will only work with a small list of high priced "approved" caterers.
So far the Royal, Preserve @ Jordan Lake, Rand-Bryan House (which is over budget), and the River Ridge Golf Club are on my list. I haven't seen any in person yet but nothing's really got me excited yet.
Please help me Knotties, does anyone know of a venue in or near the Raleigh Durham area that might work for us???