My fiance and I are currently living in Arizona, but we are planning on having our wedding where I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA next year, since both of our families and friends primarily are around that area.
I am having the hardest time finding a reception venue that is within our price range! Our budget for our whole wedding is $20,000, so I have allotted about $8000-$9000 of that to go toward the reception (we will probably have around 100 guests). Most places I have talked to want $20-30k just for the reception (after catering, rentals etc.)!! I have started considering having the wedding in the off season (November-March/April) to save money, but with the weather in Pittsburgh being unpredictable around those times, I would much rather have it in September as we had originally planned.
I love the Pennsylvanian and some of Mansions around downtown, but of course they are way out of our price range. I have also looked into the Opera House because I have heard its pretty reasonable, but the industrial feel is not really my style. Can someone please please pleeeeease give me some suggestions of places that they have found to be more reasonable on a $20k budget?? I realize pictures don't always do a place justice, and it would make this whole process a lot easier if I could actually go and look at a place in person. Being that I am out west, I am going to have to rely on pictures and suggestions from other people for now until I am in Pittsburgh at Thanksgiving time. Thanks!!