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Need a cheap wedding site for October 2011

Posted in Raleigh, NC, USA
Emptyprofileicon Julie Bunting

We are recently engaged and want to get married soon, so we have a small budget to work with in our timeframe. We set a date for October. We are having a small and intimate wedding. Only 20-30 guests at most... maybe less.
I'm struggling trying to finding a church or wedding site that is less than $500 for our wedding. Any ideas of what we could do or where we could go? We wanted to get married in a church, but most are out of our range or won't allow non-member weddings. Help!

Thanks so much!

Julie

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171004 Laura Johnson Raleigh, NC, USA

Julie, my husband and I got married at the UNC Arboretum for ~$500. It was November, and it was absolutely beautiful! I didn't really want to put up pictures here, but I'd be happy to email some to you so you can see the scenery if you'd like. :)

EDIT: Oh, I should also mention that we had ~45 guests, and the White Garden was the perfect size.

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141983 Kayelily Middleton

If you are looking for a chapel, St. Mark's Chapel in Raleigh is so sweet and holds 55 people. It is City property and rents for $100 per hour with a 2 hour minimum plus a refundable deposit of $75. You can call Troy Burton at (919) 857-4361 and see if he has availability for your date but beware, October and May are the most popular wedding months here. There are other churches that allow non-members but none in your price range. The reply above from Laura--I believe she intended to say the NC State JC Raulston Arboretum because it has a gazebo area for weddings called the White Garden. UNC arboretum does not have a White Garden. You might try the Raleigh Rose Garden behind Raleigh Little Theater too. I would invite you to use my wedding garden but I limit the number of guests to 20 plus the couple and I would be the officiant. Your reception would be elsewhere. If this is of interest to you, contact me at [email protected] to see if I have your date and time available. There are photos of weddings in my garden on my Raleigh Wedding Blog. You can Google it.

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171004 Laura Johnson Raleigh, NC, USA

Oops, you are right! It was the NC State Arboretum. I'm not a NC native, so I get all of these colleges confused.

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Emptyprofileicon Julie Bunting

Thank you both for your replies. The Arboretum and Gardens are beautiful, but over our budget. Our guest list is closer to 30. My future father-in-law will be performing the ceremony. We will keep the search going. Best regards.

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