Hello there! we have quite a while until our wedding (about 16 months), but we're brainstorming and doing some research. My FH's family lives around Jacksonville, FL, while mine lives around West Palm Beach, FL. We both love St. Augustine, as do both of our families. My dad was the one who suggested the idea of us getting married there.
We do a little research... come to find out that St. Augustine is apparently a destination wedding location. Who knew? I fell in love with the courtyard of the Lightner Museum, which has a beautiful stone bridge over a koi pond, commonly used for weddings. Despite the insane cost of the Lightner Museum's event facilities (literally over $10K WITHOUT catering), the courtyard only requires a $200 permit (plus chairs, officiant, etc etc etc).
I thought I'd get equally as lucky with a reception venue. No sir. Most everything surrounding Lightner is over $20K once you include catering. It's crazy. I found the Llambias house, which is about $2,300 before catering but I'd like to see if there is anything even lower than this out there. Is it possible to go cheaper than this around St. Augustine, or will I have to part ways with the Lightner Courtyard in search of a more affordable city?