So I went out to The Mansion at Valley Country Club last night and completely fell in love with the venue (even more so than I had before). And I had a date promised to me via e-mail. It was fine until the other woman who works there (I don't remember her name and not Debbie Donovan) said she had just penciled someone else in. (Debbie is still going to try to get me that date and time because she had talked to us first and just hadn't gotten a chance to write it in their calendar.
Anyway I hope it works out.
Otherwise its back to square one. Its hard to find an affordable venue for 200 people to have your ceremony and reception in Baltimore, that isn't tacky or ugly. (idk how many places we've been to that have bad carpet or curtains and decor).
We also looked at Overbrooks Mansion & they were pretty affordable and very beautiful but my cousin was married there, so my Mom doesn't want to use the same venue.