For a bailey fest site, get domain name at godaddy and set up google apps for domains (free version) then use sites.google.com. Happy to help if you need.
For a professional website, get a domain name at godaddy, set up google apps for domains free version (email, documents, basic sites with redirect) and have somebody do a 3 or 5 page website for you.
Please stay away from Wix, 1and1 or squarespace as they run flash and most users HATE flash, not to mention that it will not work on iDevices. godaddy hosting is cheap and can be joomla, .netnuke or wordpress as well as others.
If it was a business website, I'd say spend the $1000 bucks to get it done right. I do domain admin and have a buddy that does html5 websites that I work closely with. He can host as well. Located in the Roaring Fork valley so your $$$ stay local.