Wish I could have caught this before you had a venue and only needed a reception!I had the same problem recently of trying to find a venue. My FI wanted to do the entire wedding for $5,000…well after literally 2 weeks of full on searching, we decided it just couldn’t be done…
Then I found Tivoli Too in Laguna Beach of all places…typically we could not have budgeted for them at all, but they run a “special” during JUNE of all months! The reason for this is because there is a big arts festivle that it and it’s sister site Tivoli Terrace host in July and since they are set up for that Tivoli Too’s venue is smaller than normal. I believe they hold 100 people during this time
Now for the great part, lets talk details…both Tivoli Too and Tivoli Terrace run specials in June, but the time of day is different. The terrace does daytime “brunch weddings” I think from 10am-2pm. I was set on a evening wedding so Tivoli Too it had to be 🙂 Here is the break down for Tivoli Too:
Wedding/Reception Time frame: 6:00 p.m -10:00 p.m (ceremony at 6:30, dinner and reception follow on premises)
We are not having a ton of people (50) Cost:$ 4,860-breaks down to $75p/p
Now the best part, that price includes almost everything! The only thing we have to pay for besides this is: photographer, dj (from their list, we are paying $695), bridal/grooms(men) bouquets/boutonniere, and officiant (we will be having a friend do it).
Everything else the venue handles, you have coordinators (more than 1!), hor’ dourves, appetizer, dinner, cake (yes cake!), decorations, linens, table & chairs, dance floor…literally everything else. Even beer, wine, and champagne are included.
The place is absoletly gorgeous!!