My fiance and I are looking for innexpensive outdoor wedding venues in the Pittsburgh area. Ideally we'd love to have our wedding at a barn-type setting, but so far all the ones we've looked at have been a bit expensive. We havent set a budget yet exactly, but I know that it will definitely be on the low end of things. We are likely paying for it ourselves with possibly (hopefully) a little bit of help from my dad (but it probably won't be much.) So right now we are just trying to get an idea of things. We're hoping to get married in October 2013.
One of the options we were considering was to have it at one of the Pittsburgh parks - like Schenley or Mellon. My fiance and I both grew up outsde of the city and honestly have never explored the parks in Pittsburgh much. So I was wondering, does anybody have suggestions on what parks in Pittsburgh would be best? Do any of the shelters have the setup to host the reception as well? Also, I've heard that theres a lottery of some sort to reserve a park or shelter - is anyone familiar with that process?
Thank you for any input