Hi ladies, I've new to the knot and don't have a bio because I have nothing to put in it yet! I'v been enjoying engagement and am just starting to get down to thinking about wedding plans. (everyone thinks I'm nuts for waiting nearly 5 mos!) Those who know me best have always called me the anti-bride.. don't get me wrong, love other people's fairy tale weddings and such but the it's just not my style. I've been doing lots of googling of venues, even driving by some to get a look at the area... I'm hoping maybe one of you will have a suggestion about an outdoor 'offbeat' (aka somewhere that doesn't bill itself as a 'wedding venue') place.
Details: live in Beaver Co., not picky about location if the place is a good fit, want a pretty laid back wedding, want to be outdoors - would REALLY like to have a bonfire and our small dog there, prefer ceremony/reception at same place but not set on it, approx 100-130 people.
I've seen a few farms - lindgrow and some other one that might fit the bill, but I couldn't down the sticker shock for what I heard they charge. I also checked out park pavilions but would have to forgo bonfire/dog/alcohol for most and many wanted you out and cleaned up by 10pm which is probably unrealistic for my group. FI relative's yard is an option but would have to figure out generators/pottys. Succop in Butler is the only other place I've found and didn't automatically rule out. Any thoughts would be much appreciated - even if it's sadly a reality check that my perfect venue does not exist!