Right now, our number one choice is Carnivale in Chicago. One problem, the venue is getting really close to the top of the budget. We would have to be really creative with attire, entertainment, photography, etc…
If we can wiggle our 130+ guest list to about 75, this is perfectly feasible. We have to sit down now and decide which is most important for us to splurge on:
I know there are a million other aspects, but these seem to be the big ones. They want an extra $800 to set up and tear down the ceremony and a $1,000 fee for moving everyone into another room for cocktails. I love the colors, look, vibe, and location of the venue, though.