I LIVE IN THE MYRTLE BEACH AREA, AND I AM LOOKING FOR RECEPTION VENUES THAT ALLOW OUTSIDE CATERING. THIS SEEMS TO BE A HARD THING TO FIND. SO, I AM LOOKING FOR SOME HELP LOCATING SUCH A FACILITY. I WOULD LIKE SOMETHING INDOOR THAT HAS LOTS OF ROOM, ANY SUGGESTIONS WILL DO. THANKS SO MUCH!! STEPHANIE
# Government Owned -- Many city governments own historical buildings and homes that can be rented out for weddings. Since these buildings aren’t a business themselves you’ll have to bring in your own fare. Perfect!
# Parks -- Most state (and many city) parks will allow you to rent a section of them and often have shelters with bathrooms and electricity. The fee is next to nothing which is an added bonus and you will be surrounded by nature.
# College Campus -- If you live near a college campus then surely look into that location! Most campuses have several meeting buildings that would work and will be on the cheap side. While the conference rooms might not be beautiful, you can always use your creative skills to dress them up! # # Art Galleries -- Some art galleries host receptions and allow you to bring in your own eats or hire caterers. Depending on the gallery it can be on the pricy side, but imagine being around all that beautiful art!
# Other Ideas -- Think outside the wedding industry. Rent a farmer’s barn or an unused warehouse. Call the owner of a home that is for rent and see if you can rent if for just a weekend. Call around and find out which locations will let you do your own thing and simply cross off the list the ones that say no.
We had a reception last summer at the Barefoot Clubhouse at Barefoot Resort and they allowed us to bring in our own food. It was a beautiful venue with wrap around porches and golf course views. There was plenty of room and everything was very nice.