We don't plan on having our ceremony in a church, so that really narrows down our list of locations. I haven't really found a good place to have the ceremony that can fit around 200 people unless it's at the same place as the reception.
So far my short list are the following for a (hopefully) October wedding:
- Kingmen's (New facility, but the area outside near the gazebo is kind of small and I'm not sure if it was comfortably fit 200 people. It's also right next to 57.)
- Discovery Lodge - Would be my top choice, but it's expensive and very popular. It's twice as expensive as my other options and I'm afraid it might already be booked since October is a busy time of year
- Kokies - haven't seen it in person, but I hear there is a nice spot outside for the ceremony.
- West Haven Chalet - the outdoor area for the ceremony looks nice, but it looks dated inside judging from the pics
Does anyone from the area have any opinions on these? Or do you know of any nice indoor/outdoor non-church spaces we could have the ceremony?
I'll be traveling from out of town to check out and hopefully book my venue, so I'd like to have a good idea of where to go since I'll probably only have one day.