My fiance and I just started planning for our wedding and I thought that $5000.00 was a hefty budget for reception/ceremony space and dinner for between 125-150 guests. All of the vendor quotes I'm getting back are around $7500.00 - $10000.00 for the event. We are looking at a Saturday in March (off-season = lower rates) and it seems like $7500.00 is the lowest places are going. Anyone out there have any ideas or suggestions. I'd rather not look into a VFW hall, but I really can't adjust the budget for this.