My fiance and I are planning on getting married next year. We do not have an "official" date yet as we are stuck on location. We are open to an indoor or outdoor ceremony. To be honest the whole finding a location to me has been a bit overwhelming. We are paying for the majority of our wedding so we are on a smaller budget. On average I am finding that for food and open bar its avg $35-$40 per person, which is a little high for our budget since we r planning on 300 guests. We are not against having the ceremony and reception in the same place or at 2 different locations. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions of some of the nice yet lower cost ideas in Grand Rapids?
Also I am curious what is everyone's opinions about renting a room and catering in or finding a spot that does it for you. I was curious to see if anyone has went through the exercise already and didn't mind sharing their findings.
Any advice is appreciated.