Ok, currently my fiancé and I reside in Springfield, Illinois. However, he is originally from Nebraska. We will be holding our wedding in Hastings, Nebraska where the majority of his family lives. This is where the problem comes into play. Since we're in Illinois we will be planning this wedding blind. His family will be able to help a little with the planning, once we decide the venue. Ideally I would like to have a semi-outdoors wedding, a location where we could have a wedding outside if the weather permits or switch to a "Plan B" inside wedding.
So my questions would be, what is the best place in Hastings, NE to have a wedding/ reception at an affordable cost; and does anyone have tips or some ideas for an outdoor wedding?