I am recently engaged and am just starting to look for a venue. Very overwhelming and exciting at the same time! Luckily enough, my father is a chef and can cater the event--but I have yet to find a venue that I like that allows outside caterers! Any good places? The Irish and Italian Heritage centers in Portland allow them, but I just hate the way they look and I don't want to spend a lot decorating. I'll use all the money I would have saved on catering on decor and it just won't make any sense. We are looking at inviting approximately 65-75 people (I know already that a few definitely won't or can't come).
My favorite place I've seen (only online, not in person) is the Red Barn at Outlook Farm. I love the idea of a November wedding with lots of clear lights and candles as the decor. The prices are steep though and my father can't cater it. Anyone know if they will do special packages, such as just heavy hors d'oeuvres rather than a full sit-down meal?
Sorry if this is rambling! Again, I'm very excited but completely overwhelmed! Any help would be greatly appreciated