My fiancee and I want to plan a wedding in 4 months (for June!) and need to find a venue. I know this sounds insane!, but we want to get married this summer and his parents are gone for most of July and August.
We don't really care where it is - North Shore or South Shore or Cape Cod - (his family lives on the North Shore, my family lives on Cape Cod) but there are some things we are looking for:
*Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday wedding. This means that I can hopefully find a place last minute by saying we will get married on a Thursday.
*Under $10,000 for the venue including food (whether from onsite catering or outside vendor). We are looking at about 150 people INVITED, what percent will come I don't know. (Maybe less if it's a Thursday?).
*Rustic feel. I know this can be done by DIY in ALMOST any venue, but we would LOVE something woodsy, horse-y, old barn, winery, art gallery, etc. Yes, we will do a tent wedding if the outside is nice.
*I want cupcakes. Not a cake. I don't know if when they say "wedding cake included- no outside cake allowed" they will let me have cupcakes??
We have an appointment to look at Red Lion Inn in Cohasset on Friday. This is exactly what we are looking for, but for 150 people it will be be outside our budget just for the place, even though there is no minimum for a Thursday.
We also have an appointment for Coonamessett Inn in Falmouth on Saturday. My mom loves this place and is willing to pay for it totally if I have the wedding there. But I don't really want a beach wedding. Anyone know if I could make that place feel rustic??
Thank you so much.. I know everything will work out and ultimately it's about the marriage not the wedding day, but I want it to be special.