Post # 1
My fiance and I have been engaged for about three months and want to get married this upcoming December or January. I know the timing is fast, but the faster it is, the less stress it’ll be.
My parents have offered to spent $10k on the wedding (and not a penny more), and insist upon having it IN Manhattan (no other borough). This is proving to be an extreme challenge and I’m starting to panick. I’ve lowered the guestlist as low as it can go (50 people), but finding a venue where food/drink/site fee is $7k or less (leaving room for dress, invitations, etc.) is proving to be impossible. I really don’t want to elope.
I’m not a bridezilla and really am open to anything that will help me just to get through this day sucessfully and under budget.
Anyone have any suggestions that hopefully I haven’t looked into yet? To give you an idea, I’ve been looking at every unusual place I can think of, restaurants, wine bars, etc.
THANK YOU in advance for your help!
Post # 3
Oh wow, it almost sounds like they are testing you!! The good thing about Manhattan is that it is so big, you should have a lot of choices as far as venue/vendors goes. I personally have only been to NYC a few times, but my cousin got married in a beautiful venue there last year. I can’t remember the name of it, but it was an art gallery of sorts. She found it using this site: Gathering Guide Event Venues
Good luck! The perfect venue does exist, you just have to find it!
Post # 4
Can you move your date to the warmer months? Do the ceremony in a park and have your dinner at a restaurant? That’s what the knot suggested for a super budget wedding. You might be able to find the article on their site.
Ethnic restaurants tend to be cheaper…. thai, mexican, indian, cuban, etc. and they have flavor (which I love).
Post # 5
Have you considered china town? I did a banquet style party for my college graduation party. We had around 20 guests and it was definitely under $1000 so I’d expect that you could feed 50 people for under 7k. I don’t remember where it was exactly (Mott St. somewhere), but I just walked into a restaurant I liked and asked about it. Good luck.
Post # 6
Your best bet is probably a restaurant because most venues have site fees or high per person costs!