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I’m looking for some help regarding our quickly-turing-out-of-control reception. Quick backstory; My parents live in NY and when Fiance and I got engaged, it was just kind of assumed that that’s where we’d have the wedding. I’m totally happy with this in theory as I LOVE NY, but as we’ve started looking at venues for the reception, I’ve been totally floored by how expensive this is getting. My mom keeps telling me that “money is no object for her only daughter”, but $40,000-$50,000 (our newest estimate) seems absolutely RIDICULOUS to me for just one night. She gets actively mad at me whenever I bring up the money issue and keeps telling me that as long as I’m happy it doesn’t matter how much she spends. But honestly, I can’t be happy knowing they’re spending that much and I’m a poor lowly graduate student so I don’t have a ton to contribute (if she’d even let me).
My question–does any one know of a really nice, classy venue in Manhattan, the outer bouroughs, or in Nassau county, LI (we’re getting married at a church in the Bronx) that’s around $100-$150 a head and would be suitable for only around 100 people or less? I’ve searched a bunch online, but most places have a 200 person minimum for a weekend night and/or are $200+ a head. I’ve GOT to be missing something! Please help?!
Post # 3
Sorry, no suggestions from me but giving the thread a little bump 🙂
Post # 4
@littlegraykitten: You may want to consider posting this to the NYC board. Also, there are probably threads on that board about various venues. HTH!
Post # 5
@The Unsuspecting Bride: Thanks!! 🙂
@JuneBride2012: Yea, I’m kinda new to this whole wedding bee thing and I didn’t even know there WAS an NYC board until I scrolled down to the “related posts” on the bottom of this thread. Thanks, I’ll repost there 🙂
Post # 6
I am having a wedding for 125 people for $10,000 for the reception. If you scan the NYC board, there are tons of posts about budget brides!
Where are you looking right now?
Post # 7
@inloveinbk: $10,000?! That sounds GREAT! Can you give me some more details, like how you cut costs so low? Where’s your venue?
We’ve looked at a few places on LI, 2 places in Long Island City including Water’s Edge and we just weren’t happy with anything so far. I reposted in the NYC board and someone there suggested the Foundry, so we’re in the process of checking that out but because of all the rentals I’m not sure that this will keep costs down either.
Post # 8
Well, we are having a day time reception, it’s all vegetarian, and we are paying in cash.
Sounds to me like you might be looking for something a little fancier- Bubby’s, the Tobacco Factory (sp?), Frank’s Sputino, etc. Are you looking for a Saturday night wedding? Keep looking on the NYC boards- they are super super helpful!
Good luck, and see you on the NYC board!