Hi All, I have been engaged for almost a month, but am trying to get ahead on planning because we have a TON going on and it goes by fast. We are not planning to get married until NEXT fall (2014) because we are expecting THIS fall! The one thing I really want set in stone is the venue so that we can worry about the smaller details later. I've done a LOT of searching and looking, but I think nothing compares to info from the experienced.
SO - we are looking for a venue where we can get married outside and hopefully near the water. We are from a small town, so we are feeling like it will be a laid back feeling.We are going to have somewhere between 125 & 150 people because of big families. We want a place where people from a further distance will have a chance to stay if they need to (or nearby) BUT we don't necessarily need to stay on site. We obviously have a bit of a tight budget because of the baby!! ANY help or suggestions would be great.
Rangeley is our top pick for a place, but other rural towns with lakes would be wonderful. Any advice would be a help, thanks in advance!