Has anyone actually visited Conner Prairie and/or Oak Hill Mansion? We want an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception in Indianapolis for this fall, and we need to book ASAP.
The catch? We live in NYC, and can't actually go physically look at the venues. We used to live in Indiana (both of us are BSU grads!), and most of our friends and family are still there, so we decided to have the wedding there. (Also, it's nearly impossible to do a wedding in NYC for under $20k...) We'll be able to go visit a few times during planning, but not in the next month or so.
Our estimate for Oak Hill was a little higher than we'd like ($10,500 for a dinner buffet for 125 guests). But, they have availability on the dates we want (anytime in October). We'd like to keep our total ceremony/reception budget under 7k (not counting flowers or attire), for around 100 guests.
I haven't talked to Conner Prairie yet - anyone know a ballpark for their pricing? I'm interested in the Featherston Barn.
Any thoughts on these, or other venues that might work for us? THANKS!