Hello, everyone! As a bit of background, I want to say first that I am a native Missourian who has never lived out of state (except for 2 years of grad school in which I lived 40 minutes from the Missouri border...) My fiance has accepted a job in central Pennsylvania, and we will be moving there this summer. I have been to PA before, but not at length and not recently.
That said, we are planning a September wedding. I really had my heart set on a beach wedding, but after we talked about it further, we've decided to try to find a venue somewhere in PA (for convenience and budget). This is where I need some serious help. Because though we will be living there soon, we have no familiarity with the area at all.
I think we can pull off what we want to do in the amount of time we have, as we just want a small, simple ceremony. We will only have ~10 guests. Ideally, I would love to find a picturesque outdoor setting for the ceremony and then take our guests out to a nice dinner afterwards. We don't plan to have an actual reception - just dinner together at a nice restaurant.
Does anyone have any ideas? I've been researching B&B's online and have found some that look intriguing. But realistically, we'll have to book something before seeing it in person. We will be making a trip there to secure living arrangements for the move, but we're not sure when yet. Probably around June. I would love to hear personal experience/recommendations for those of you who are familiar with the area!
I really appreciate any help you can give me.