So, thinking about our wedding venue wish list, I began to do some intensive Googling. My keywords? “farm wedding”, “organic wedding”, “thrifty wedding”, “eco wedding”, “barn wedding”, “cheap wedding”. This was one of the first venues I stumbled upon. Organic local food? Absolutely stunning? I’m in love.
Mama Veggie: Umm… that looks kind of expensive.
Me: How expensive could it be? They’re farmers.
The answer: out of our price range, for sure. Not just minimally, but way out. Onwards. Maybe I should emphasize the “cheap” keyword. Hmm… this site looks interesting. “A Practical Wedding: Creative, Thrifty, Sane”. I like it. I especially like this one:
Mama Veggie: Ooh let’s call them right now.
Me: I’m already on the phone with them. Oh. They have a no alcohol policy. Thanks anyway, bye.
Not that we are big drinkers, but we like to have a good time. And I think Mr. Veggie might need a shot of something to get down the aisle. Onwards.
My search led me to many beautiful farms. Gorgeous farms. Stunning farms.
And that’s just three of them. I must have found dozens of gorgeous farms with gorgeous people willing to host our wedding.
But… I just kept going back to that great camp wedding. Camps have big beautiful lodges, right? Camps aren’t used much after summer, right? We might even be able to find a camp that has a farm! Let’s see what we can find.
Ooh check out this $2,000 wedding!
Ugh, decisions decisions. Let’s make a list.
- Used to doing weddings so there’s a good chance there is better service
- Generally no need to rent things like linens, chairs, etc.
- More likely to have connections to local growers even if they don’t grow food themselves anymore
- Everyone could stay there all weekend. Fun!
- Looks like it would be a lot cheaper
- May be more flexible since they don’t do weddings as often
Which would you choose?