Thrifty DIY Wedding, Part Two: Wedding Venue
Want to know a secret? My husband actually found our wedding location!
In fact, that's the only reason the wedding even happened. Our budget didn't have room for a normal wedding location in the Los Angeles area. We even looked up prices for locations up north, but we just couldn't make it happen.
One Saturday, my husband took Brody to a birthday party to Grape Arbor Park in Calabasas, CA. The location was perfect, especially since the place was available for event rentals. It is a small park with a basketball court, baseball diamond, and two small play areas. Tons of trees, with a dining area under a beautiful grape arbor. We wish we had more to show you but our photographer's equipment was stolen the day of an we never got the photos. :( Crazy, right?
The small park was fantastic! Plenty of room for people to walk around, the kids were entertained with plenty of room to run around. Even the groomsmen played a game a wiffle ball! Luckily, the weather was perfect too. Sunny with just a little breeze - ideal Southern Californian afternoon!
The total for the location rental and insurance for four hours of fun was under $350. Pretty thrifty, right?