drumroll please..... (okay, most of my readers already know. And I'm pretty sure I gave it away in my venue rundowns) ....
The Pearl S. Buck Estate in Perkasie, Pennsylvania.
This was the first venue we visited, both families in tow, and I had not anticipated falling for it as hard as I did. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and BIG. There's no traffic in sight which was a concern for some of the other venues I visited or just drove by in Bucks County. It's closer to home and more me than the Center City venues.
Marc and I really just felt at home here.We arrived about 15 or 20 minutes before our families did, so rather than walk into the tent for the Open Aire Affairs open house and then awkwardly walk back through again with our parents' 20 extra questions, we enjoyed the grounds. We opened doors we perhaps shouldn't have and found a front desk in the visitor's center with some brochures on Pearl S. Buck International.