I'm planning on getting married next July or August (2015). I have been having a hard time finding a nice venue location. I found a few very nice affordable locations but the problem is these locations require that we use their catering service which for many places is a minimum of $5,000. Our overall budget for the wedding is between $5,000 and $7,000. I've contacted several caterers that have given me quotes for between $1,000 and $1,500 for 120-140 guests. I would much rather use one of the other caterers and find a venue that will allow me to use the caterer of my choosing. My fiance and I are very open to ideas for venues so I would love anyone's suggestions. We are scheduled to see a ranch this coming Saturday but besides that, we haven't booked to see anything else because of the catering costs. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!!