Hi, I have been looking on my own for the ideal venue that would suite my fiance and I with very little success, so I thought I'd ask around. We live in San Diego, and while originally he wanted to head north and have a simple outdoor wedding in the redwoods, nearly my entire large family lives in NJ and we wanted them to be able to make it even more, so it's going to be in NJ, or somewhere that's just a modest drive into PA or NY. Because it's been almost 10 years since I lived in NJ myself, I have to do everything remotely. We're looking for a place either indoors or outdoors for the ceremony and reception, most likely in the late summer. We're an easy-going, not very traditional, outdoorsy kind of couple. If it were outdoors it would be nice to find a wooded spot reminiscent of the redwoods that he originally wanted (of course I forgot about ticks and other bugs that aren't usually a problem in CA - has anyone had to deal with this at an outdoor wedding there?) If it were indoors, my initial idea was a barn-style building that could be dressed up nicely, or basically anything with classy wood panelling and exposed rafters. I love the idea of the dark, wood textures and candlelights. I know we may never find exactly what we're looking for, but I'm hoping some of you out there might have some suggestions for places that are along these lines. Thanks for all of your help!