This is my first post in the community! So HI EVERYONE!!!!
A little tiny back story to share...
Fiance and I have been together since November 2007 and engaged since April 2013. He's from Connecticut and I'm from Maryland, but we met in MD and would love to have our wedding close to all of my family. We moved together in May to Georgia (we love it!!!! but I've always wanted my wedding at home) and have been trying to find a venue for our wedding ever since! We have a VERY LOW budget since we bought our house and everything to fill it with and I'm not making as much money as I did before.
Our first choice was the Tea Barn (I've been watching the community for a while and saw many posts about it), but apparently it's become insanely popular and is completely booked. Also, you MUST be there in person on a Monday to book and they have certain other restrictions in order to reserve your date. Essentially, they aren't willing to work with us being out of state so it's become IMPOSSIBLE for us to book them. We love DIY everything and would love to find a venue similar to the Tea Barn-low budget, you do everything yourself, outdoor and indoor area. We found out recently that Plumpton Park Zoo is renting out for weddings, which would be perfect for us! We both loooovvveee zoos and aquariums and Plumpton Park is one of our favorites! The problem, however, is that the person they told us to contact hasn't answered our calls! We called the zoo itself about a month ago and they referred us to a different phone number for booking weddings. This person, however, NEVER answers their phone, despite us leaving several voicemails. We've called them at least twice a week and are really starting to believe this person will never answer.
Has anyone had their wedding at Plumpton Park Zoo? If so, we're trying to figure out more details about renting, the costs, the rules...that kind of stuff. We'd LOVE to use them as our venue, but we want to make sure they're within our budget and that we'll be able to work with them. Also, if you have, who did you speak with???
If anyone has a suggestion for a different venue for us in Cecil County, we'd love advice!
-In Cecil County or within 30 minutes drive
Thank you in advance!