I scoured the boards to find suggestions for this, then thought I'd post my own and cross my fingers.
I'm looking for a place in or near DC (up to 50 mile radius) for 100 people for a wedding ceremony and reception. Ideal criteria: good food--either highbrow or lowbrow, lodging on-site, not astronomical prices, interesting decor and/or outdoor view/setting.
We're open to all kinds of alternative venues. Our main priority (behind budget) is that our guests are comfortable and have a good time (read: good food, plenty of liquor, inexpensive lodging). Any ideas?