I have been looking for a venue to hold my ceremony & reception for a few months now but haven't found "the one." We'd love to have the venue overlooking a beach or lake. I've been looking at venues all over new england, but southern nh is a big possibility.
I'd prefer to stay away from something traditional or like your normal reception hall or large hotel. We appreciate New England for its charm and it would be a huge bonus if the venue reflects this. We're hoping to have an outdoor ceremony (but a good backup plan in case of rain, since you never know here!) and probably indoor reception. We have a tight budget.. trying to stay around $10,000, so the plates would have to be $75 or under.
I'm a designer, so I'll be making my invites and decorations with my fun and crafty FMIL to save costs there.
Maybe a nice restaurant or small inn, as they don't seem as likely to include venue costs? We have a lot of family coming from several states so it would be nice to put them in a desirable town for the night. The venues I have been able to afford haven't been in nice areas.
Any suggeestions in southern nh? Please help