Post # 1
My FI and are on a TIGHT budget, planning from across the country, and we are having a really hard time finding halls that we could rent to hold our reception (looking at October / November 1st date). We are definitely considering VFW / Church halls / Polish Clubs for this purpose, but want to self-cater and set up our own bar (many of the clubs don’t allow this).
Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your help!!
Post # 3
@BraveHearts: Southeastern CT would be ideal, but anything along the 395 cooridore would work. We are looking at around 80 people right now (+/- 10).
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
What’s your idea of “inexpensive”? $50 a head at 80 people is $4000. Is that expensive to you?
Post # 5
@MissNerdy: Here is one place that I considered but got veto’d by the other half, The Lodge in Tolland, CT. It’s a building for rent in a park if you don’t mind the rustic aspect.
Post # 7
My advice to you is a church hall if your planning on getting married in a church ask if they will allow you to hold reception there most of the time its free you will to need provide your own food and decorations which you do yourself they may even have tables you can use which will save you money 🙂 rent some linens and chair covers and some flowers and presto you have nice lil reception space you can take pictures on the grounds most churches have nice grassy spots for pictures and churches make a lovely backdrop for photographs good luck and congrats 🙂
Post # 8
@slymouse – That is definitely a contender – thank you!!
@mrstattoo – No church for us – this would have literall been the first option if we were getting married in a church, but other half nixxed that idea early on (which surprised me because he is very religious, though not an active member of a church right now).
I also found the Moose Lodge in Bozrah (you have to be a member to rent it, but I got lucky and have family that is) – they just re-did their space and have a kitchen so it is our first choice right now. Fingers crossed!!
Also – thanks for your help ladies 🙂
Post # 9
If you will are interested I can tell you the name of my venue, can accomodate up to 250 people, and it’s about 1500 to rent the hall for the whole night, comes with full kitchen, table, chairs, very very nice inside .
Location Easton CT , please PM if interested.