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$ 2000
Jun 2006
Arlington, TX
Perfect location reserved nine months in advance  more... close row
$ 600
Sep 2006
Columbus, Ohio
Bigger weddings are not necessarily better  more... close row
$ 2000
Nov 2007
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Getting married at a beach house  more... close row
$ 500
Jan 2008
Rogers, AR
Gorgeous setting for wedding in Arkansas mountains  more... close row
$ 120
Sep 2007
Pittsburgh, PA
Large simple building good deal for wedding  more... close row
$ 900
May 2006
Guadalupe, AZ
Wedding at National Park in Arizona  more... close row

Description of service

The price covered one day's rental of a section of picnic grounds at a National Park, with parking lot. I.e. it was closed off to anyone not in the wedding party.

I'd guess they rent the place out for other events, but I didn't think to ask at the time.

Review of Service

So my sister got married. The guy's a schmuck, but aren't they always.

Anyway, it's hard to go wrong with outside in Arizona in May, and we weren't disappointed with the weather. It got cold a bit earlier than we expected, but it was in the high 70s to low 80s most of the day. There was plenty of shade for our Northeastern relatives to hid from the sun in, should they have chosen to do so. Not that I would have held the park service responsible for the weather. That'd just be silly.

The park staff were kind enough to label the signs indicating the turns with balloons and streamers. Or maybe that was one of the other people who helped with the planning. I only ordered up the site.


If you're going to be outside, expect good weather but plan for bad weather. In Arizona we can plan around the rainy season, which starts in August sometime and goes for a month or so. And also a little in the middle of December.

Either that or elope in Vegas. It's what I did.

$ 1300
Sep 2007
Adrian, MI
Rental of upscale hall for 8 hours  more... close row
$ 4000
Jan 2008
Bellingham, WA
Church and vineyard ideal place for wedding  more... close row
$ 2000
Jun 2006
Long Beach, CA
Try to have as few worries as possible on your wedding day  more... close row
$ 950
Feb 2008
Speedway, IN
Don't pick a church based on looks  more... close row
$ 10030
Jan 2006
Fresno, CA
Location and catering for wedding  more... close row
$ 1500
Mar 2008
Dallas Texas
Wedding chapel and reception space  more... close row