My fiancé and I got engaged in October and we've been casually looking for a venue. We've only had time to visit one place since we've been busy with the holidays but we plan on searching a lot in January and February because we'd like to have it book by March. Our wedding is March 2012 so we'd like to have it secured a year in advance. We'd love an outdoor ceremony with a nice indoor reception suitable for 100 guests or less. We do have a decent number of out-of-towners so accomodations is a plus. We're in Gwinnett/Hall County but would LOVE to have a mountain wedding around Dahlonega or even Helen. Has anyone had a mountain wedding or visited any venues up there? We saw Wolf Mountain but think they might be a little strict and the space is small. We'd like to look at Water's Mill, Blackstock Vineyards and possibly Forrest Hills. I don't really want to spend more than $2000 on the venue itself. Any tips or suggestions are welcome! I'm starting to feel behind because we can't find a venue yet!