Dry-hire wedding venue for 200 guest under £10,000
Perhaps I'm being completely unreasonable, but why, why, why is it soooo hard to find a dry-hire venue for a "reasonable" price. I'm really starting to despair. I have been engaged for about a month and was so excited I've pretty much told the world and his mum I'm getting married in August next year.
Having now done a lot of research, I'm doubting that that's going to happen...
"All" I want is a pretty venue to host around 200 guests. I need caterers that can do both Nigerian and Caribbean food, whih is why I need a dry hire venue or at least a venue with caterers that can meet our needs. I am regularly getting quotes of £15,000 to £20,000 for a Saturday in August - but the budget for the entire wedding is only £25,000 (my FH and I are paying for it ourselves and that will be a stretch anyway as we are simultaneoulsy trying to buy a house - don't get me started on that!)
I live in Kent, but would consider Kent, Surrey, Hertfordshire, Essex and (green/leafy parts of London).
If anyone out there can think of a venue that has a country manor/stately home kind of vibe for around the £8,000 mark - please, please, please let me know!
Alternatively, if what I am looking for is just crazy and unrealistic for the price I can afford, let me know that too. So I can stop hunting and give up on getting married next year...