While we decided to "elope" and get married in Gatlinburg, TN, we held a reception in Cincinnati, OH so we could celebrate with our family and friends. It was held at the groom's parent's house who have a beautiful outdoor space for entertaining. July is a hot month for an outdoor reception and we also had to deal with the added worry of rain. Thankfully, it stopped raining right before the guests arrived and all was wonderful! I'm so glad we had our reception this way and didn't spend a fortune on a venue. We saved so much money doing things ourselves (like buying plates and utensils from Sam's club and food from Sam's and GFS).
I ordered my cake from Bonomini Bakery. The service was excellent and my cake was absolutely beautiful! I'm not a big fan of cake and myself and all my guests thought it was delicious! GREAT PRICES!!!
They rent just about everything you would need. Our wedding reception was at the groom's parent's house. We decided to rent a tent from them because the forecast didn't look good. The service was great and the tent was beautiful. A little on the pricey side, but well worth it!
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