I've been trying to find a reasonably priced (under $130 pp) outdoor space for both the ceremony and the reception. I would love for it to be on a lake, but the body of water is not as important as the outdoor feel. A lot of places that advertise outdoor activities really only allow an outdoor ceremony and only if it's dry (no tent backup), whereas I would really love to both get married and have our reception in the great outdoors.
I've already looked at Fernbrook Farms, which is almost exactly what I wanted as far as the grounds are concerned, but way too steep of a price. I've also considered NJ state parks and Rutgers Gardens, but I would really prefer a wedding venue with in-house catering and coordinators for set-up/clean-up.
I'd love any and all suggestions. We are looking in North/Central Jersey as well as NY state within an hour of the city.