Hi guys! I've been lurking on here for some time, but this is my first post! A little about me: I'm getting married Dec 22 (or sometime that weekend, the date is flexible), total budget is $25k, 80-100 guests. I'm new to the DFW area and I'm a med student, which means I don't really have time to get out and explore and check out venues. I've been searching online for a while but am so incredibly overwhelmed at the sheer amount of choices! I know exactly what I want, which I think is making this even harder than it should be.
I'm going for a vintage/rustic wedding (think white twinkle lights, family style seating, silvers and greys, lace, mason jars, candles, cozy, homey...you get the idea). I definitely don't want to go the hotel route unless it has a boutique kind of B&B feel and I want lots of natural light/big windows. Ideally I'd love to have it in an old, restored house with a big porch and lots of trees. I can't seem to find anything that ties in with this theme and still has a great indoor option. It seems that most of these places have great outdoor courtyard areas, but I can't do that in December. I need to stay in DFW and not stray too far from civilization because I want my guests to be able to drink and have a good time and still get back to their hotel safely.
According to the knot's budget planner, I have about $9500 for the venue rental and food. Any suggestions or guidance that y'all have would be SO appreciated!! Thanks