We had the HARDEST time finding a venue. I wanted something different. I did not want a golf course or a hotel. I felt like we were very limited because of our budget and we also only had 5 months to plan! I wanted a small-ish wedding with just our closest family and friends. FI wanted everyone there! We compromised...kinda :-)
The venue we decided on is in the desert, in the middle on nowhere and I LOVE it! I wanted people to think "where the heck are they taking us?" and when they arive "OH, Wow! I didn't know this was here"