My parents, Evan, and I spent our Christmas break scouring the internet for some venues. The following is the pared-down list we came up with:
Kindred Oaks: www.kindredoaks.com
Cathedral Oaks: www.cathedral-oaks.com
The Vineyard at Florence: www.thevinyardatflorence.com
Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children: www.peaceablekingdomretreat.com
As you can tell, there's quite a variety of ideas on the table right now, from a vineyard to a children's camp. Actually, Peaceable Kingdom is my favorite option right now. It would be able to house most of our out-of-town guests for the weekend and it would offer a family reunion/families uniting type feel - plus there's a high ropes course and horses to ride. Who doesn't love horses?
We're going to check out all the venues this weekend. I'll keep this updated with what we decide upon.
*Sidenote: All the pictures of the locations were taken from the websites provided. I'm not 100% sure if that's legal - but here's hoping.