Post # 1
I am recently engaged and I am a very type A DIY girl. I am looking for a beautiful setting with outdoor gardens / gorgeous scenery that will hold 300 people. I’d love to have a wedding with just 50 people but, my parents have a trillion people to invite. I am looking for a place that has NOTHING locked in. I would need to bring in my own photographer (personal friend, I already have her picked out), I want to choose my own florist, I need to pick my own caterer (vegetarian)…. I am also providing my own cake (decorated by me) and I want cupcakes delivered by my favorite bakery…. you get the idea! BOTTOM LINE: I am looking for a pretty setting, that will seat 300 without a package deal, I don’t want anything included! I live in Rockland County NY and I will like to keep the wedding in NY or CT within a 3 hours radius from zip code 10980. THank you brides! I am looking fwd to suggestions!
Post # 3
Rocky Neck State Park Pavilion is breathtaking and pretty much a blank slate, it’s in Niantic CT. You can choose all the vendors, the only big requirement they have is that there is no cash exchange on the property (i.e. cash bar) since it’s a state park. Also Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven CT has similar policies.
Post # 4
Theres actually a bunch of places. I live in Jersey and am doing the same thing, just the place, everything else will be diy, have my own caterer and all that. Ive come across a few places that allow this but theyre certaintly not easy to find, You can always search womens clubs, some are actually called carriage houses, they range in sizes and are definitely affordable. Try googling womens clubs in either ny, nj, or ct. Im sure youll find something, Another thing you could try is golf courses or museums, some you can actually rent for a party and bring in whatever youd like. Hope you find everything your lookin for =)