I'm in need of some advice!!! We actually had planned to have a larger wedding near where we live but decided we don't want to go out and spend all the $$$! So we are looking into having a small family and close friends only wedding in the Outer Banks. We are looking to rent a house for our immediate family and close firneds (about 8 bedrooms) and have a small beach ceremony followed by a dinner at the house or getting a private area in a local restaurant.
It seems as though anytime we mention wedding, these realty companies are throwing out their "event fees" and all these other fees. I'm only looking for a small wedding so no one other than the people who will be staying in the house will be at the dinner (if we decide to get the dinner catered and have it at the rental). I'm not evening considering it a reception as we will not be having a DJ or dancing or anything like that.
Any advice from anyone familiar with the area or what I could do?? I really don't want to pay extra fees for something that it doesn't seem like it corresponds to what I am looking for.