I'm a born and raised Mainer from 'the county' but now live in Texas! My fiance and I love lighthouses, hanging out by the ocean, etc., so we wanted to get married on the coast, but the prices rival destination weddings!
Having to do everything from afar is getting tricky since no one seems to call me back. Any ideas on venues, particularly for the reception (preferably with a view of the ocean, but I'll take ideas for anywhere with a lake/pond/etc) for 125-150 guests???
I want something affordable, and I'm definitely interested in places that let me decorate myself/hire my own caterer/provide my own alcohol. My budget for the whole wedding besides the honeymoon is $20-25,000.
I prefer Portland area, but so does everyone else, so I'm interested ANYWHERE along the coast whether it's south or downeast. Thanks!!!