Post # 1
I’m searching for a reception venue near Philadelphia, South Jersey, or DE for 175-200 guests for under $80 per person, including food, alcohol, tax, and service. Willing to do an off-peak month but would prefer a Saturday evening. Trying to avoid fire halls and VFWs if possible.<br />Anyone know of any hidden gems out there? Thanks!
Post # 2
I’m not sure if you’ll be able to find that =\. Your best bet will probably be a Friday night or Saturday lunch, or decreasing your guest list. I could be wrong but I’m getting married in Philly and didn’t find anything that low.
Post # 3
http://www.partyspace.com may be helpful. I used it, to plan two weddings. Delaware might be better, since it doesn’t charge sales tax. Tax is higher in Phila – 8% for regular, 10% for alcohol, than regular PA sales tax.
Post # 4
Try contacting Jeffery Miller Catering. They have lots of pretty venues that are not the typical ballroom or hall. They also offer a Bistro Menu which is around $110 ahead (over your budget I know), but they may be able to help you if your are willing to do off season or off time. Good luck!
Post # 5
Have you considered Camden, NJ, as its so close to Philly?
Post # 6
My cousin had hers at Germantown Cricket Club. Her dad was a member but I don’t think you have to be a member in order to hold a reception there.
Post # 7
I also recommend Jeffrey Miller Catering. They’re able to be pretty flexible with the menu to meet different budgets and you save a ton of money by BYOBing the alcohol. They might not be able to go that low, but it’s worth a call since their food is amazing and their service is great to work with!
<br />Also, check out partyspace.com. It has a lot of different search options so you can specify what you’re looking for. Hope it helps!