Orange County old house or barn for wedding

bonnieweddingsJune 8, 2008

I am trying to host a small wedding reception 35 people for my daughter in about a month and m back yard is out of the question but my budget is $100 at the most. I am on disability and am scheduled for surgery soon. I am holding off until we have the reception. We live in Garden Grove and I would need a place I could decorate and have some music and drinks & wine and maybe small sandwiches. I am at wits end trying to find a place. Thanks for any and all help. the ladies on craigslist have been very generous in donating decorations lights a veil and a few other things but Where can I hold it???

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lucy

Is there no hall in the church itself that you could use, or a local restaurant's back room? Have you actually looked in the phone book for 'Halls' and called to find out sizes, availability and price, plus what might be included, like tables, etc?

    Bookmark   June 8, 2008 at 6:41AM
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grainlady_ks

Did you check your city parks and recreation department? Even in our small town we have several places, indoors and out, that the public can use free, or very cheap.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2008 at 6:43AM
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mariend

I would eliminate the wine and alcohol from your menu. That would save $$. Is she getting married in a church? Do they have a place you can use? Also check places like VFW and American Legion halls. Music can be recorded. Don't forget plates, forks, glasses and some church will do the reception and provide food, coffee, punch etc for a small fee. Sandwiches take time and can be very expensive. Time of wedding--veggie and/or fruit trays? Just a few suggestions. Good luck

    Bookmark   June 8, 2008 at 9:09PM
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dian57

Do you mean OC, New York or California?

I'm in OC, NY and can tell you with certainty there are no decent places you can rent for $100 unless it's a private deal. I've done my research for a bridal and baby shower and the cheapest place is the local VFW. Even then, you must be a member to rent the hall and you have to purchase your drinks from them.

Best of luck with your search.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2008 at 6:59AM
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bmmalone

my friend got married a couple of years ago and $ was an issue. She rented a picnic shelter at a state park (where she also go married). The whole thing was very reasonable. Friends participated in the reception - one couple bought and cooked hamburgers for a wedding present, another couple paid for the paper items etc. It really was a beautiful day and rather than 'attending' the wedding everyone felt that they 'participated' which was great. Just an idea.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2008 at 7:06AM
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jannie

I got married in my parents' backyard, can't get any cheaper than that. Mom had one helper, my younger sister's best friend, who helped cook the day before, and helped with serving and clrean-up. I think they made about 400 pieces of chicken. One of the nicest weddings was my college roommate's. It was held in a protestant church and the reception was in the church basement. Very simple food, lots of casseroles. No alcohol.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2008 at 10:26AM
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scarlett2001

Have you posted this on the wedding forum? They will have a ton of ideas for you.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2008 at 1:12PM
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bonnieweddings

I have checked all but the VFW. My husband is a vietnam veteran so maybe we can join. I also like the park idea. I know no alcohol but honestly, The more the alcohol the more chance of something stupid happening.We could toast with sparkling cider. I thank you all for these ideas I hope you keep them coming I was thinking maybe a vacation home for a day rental might do too?? By the way I am also a minister and I don't know if I can tell you but I have a website to help less fortunate brides like my daughter. I have some decorations, a couple of dresses wedding gowns size 10 and 14 and I am trying to get more things for brides to borrow at no charge. I won't post the site address because I am not soliciting. But I too love to help people just wanted you to know

    Bookmark   June 10, 2008 at 2:10PM
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