We got engaged over Christmas and are hoping to have a really unique foodie party as our wedding in the fall of 2008. We think we want to rent a mansion/villa/luxury home and host a weekend long party for 75 guests (maybe 15-20 to stay at the villa). We want to do the rehersal/ceremony/reception/morning-after-brunch in the same place.
We are based in Boston and really want a New England coastal feeling so Portland, ME came to mind. We want to stay away from a banquet room type setting, but we are having trouble finding appropriate venues online.
Any recommendations on services in finding our perfect venue? Any recommendations on catering services in that area? Are we crazy?
Thanks for any help!