Ok ladies. Kel showed FMIL our wedding binder today. Well, needless to say FMIL saw the prices for Whalehead Club and Sanderling and I guess had a near "heart attack"(not literally). Also, Friday Kel had said to me, "what happens when we are on vacation and visit these venues if we don't fall in love with any of them? We have nothing to fall back on." So we started talking and need that "fallback" plan. So I think we want to have the option of some various event homes(even though I think when all would be said and done, those could be just as much, if not more than a venue). Our guest list will be 40-45 people. Here's what I'm looking to get/find out:
#1. If you used an event home, what home and what realty company did you use?
#2. If you feel comfortable sharing, how much did home rental cost, and what do you expect to spend over and above the cost of the home rental? I.E. Caterer, chair/linen rentals, booze, etc.
#3. How much was your event home fee?
#4. Who did you have stay in your event house?
#5. How far in advance did you book the home?
I think that's about it. Also open to other venue suggestions from you as well. 108 Budleigh is ruled out. We have Janette's Pier on our "short list" to go with the above two venues as well, however I think it's a distant third and we haven't even visited it yet. I think the reason being is that for the amount of people that we would like to have, the room for the reception would totally overwhelm the amount of guests attending, and really look "out of place". Ultimately I think FMIL will go with whatever we decide on. We just need to fall in love with the place where we want to get married and have the reception.
Thanks in advance for your help brides!!!