I've been researching and visiting venues for our 2012 wedding and haven't been able to find anything affordable that's still 'nice' even when looking at a Sunday in the off season. We are only expecting to invite 50-80 people, so spending $3K on just the venue is out of the question. Would also like to have both ceremony/reception in the same place. Any suggestions on unique venues that won't break the bank?
Looking for rustic, historic, or even a private home for rent near ATL. We are not very religious and our families are from different religious backgrounds so no church/temple. Most of our guests are from other cities so would like to keep 30-45 min from airport. Trying to stay away from hotel ballrooms since its not really "us" and my fiance stays in hotels for work (travels) more than he stays in our house.
I have checked out places like Emory (that seemed reasonable until you read the fine print where they have a $6K catering minimum even for parties my size), Trolley Barn (LOVED, but too $$), Vinewood, Serenbe, Solarium, Avondale Lakehouse, Flint Hill/Atrium, Callonwalde, Botanical Garden, DeKalb History Center, etc