Mr. Rockville and I are on a limited budget. Especially for the insanely expensive D.C area. We're trying to keep the total cost of wedding expenses (not including the honeymoon) under $15,000. Not that this isn't alot of money, but anyone living in D.C knows how difficult it is to hold a decent wedding for that price.
It's been a struggle to find a reception site that fits within our budget and vision for the wedding. I do not want a hotel ballroom or any "cookie cutter" wedding venue. I've spent countless hours online searching and studying various sites, and everything that I adore is just way out of our budget. That being said, we've visited two sites so far, and hope to visit more soon.
Our first site we visited was the Rockville Rooftop. This is a gorgeous open-air rooftop in the center of Rockville's new Town Square. We liked this place because it's literally 5 minutes from our house, but also because it has
a beautiful, modern space for the reception.
The downside.... after rental fees for the rooftop and the downstairs space (in case of rain), tables, chairs, and set up fees it came out to about $6,000 to rent the space. Sorry, not happening. We absolutely love it though and would reccomend it to anyone who has the budget for it! http://www.rockvillerooftop.com/
Today we visited a site in Laurel called Snow Hill Manor. The Manor is owned and operated by the PG Parks and Recreation Department and I was very surprised by how much I loved it! During the summer months it comes with a tented patio, tables, chairs, ceremony site and use of the house (including and bride AND groom suite) for only $1,300! Definitely much more within our budget. They don't accept reservations for next year until September, so I still have more time to look. (All images courtesy of Beck and Call Photography...I forgot to bring my camera!)
We still have a long way to go until we buckle down and choose a place...but this is a good start!
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