I'm planning a wedding on a small budget (about 150 people with $12000). We've been looking at places where we can save money by bringing in our own caterers and bar. We've already checked out most of the places I've seen mentioned on here like Shane Center, Spanish monastery, davie school, leiser opera center and a few others. So far none seem ideal. Now we are looking to maybe rent a large house which would also be good to accommodate visiting family. Does anyone know of any large houses/mansions for rent that allow events? We would prefer a venue closer to the Fort Lauderdale area.
Also I was wondering if anyone has tried to order wedding flowers online for bouquets/ corsages/ boutonnieres? Some online sites even ofer packages with center pieces. I don't think I'm artistically inclined enough to just order the flowers and arrange them myself but these sites deliver them already arranged. However I would hate to do this and the flowers arrive in bad condition on the day