(Closed) Cape Cod Budget Wedding??

posted 10 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We wanted a New England beach wedding and briefly looked in Cape Cod. I think the Red Lion inn and the Dan’l Webster inn were on the cheaper side, if I can remember any of the others, I’ll add more.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Hi!!!

I am getting married in Craigville in September and am doing everything in my power to try and and be efficient.  We are pitching a tent and it is def. not cheap!  We are using American Tent, very nice and honest.  Offer to write a check instead of C.C. and you might get yourself a discount!

Places I loved before opting for the tent are:

Willowbend, gorgeous country club in Mashpee.  Now after realizing the cost and worry associated with the tent I don’t think the cost to use a country club is bad.

The cultural center of cape cod:  http://www.cultural-center.org/

I cannot begin to tell you how much I wanted my wedding at the cultural center but with 140 people we were a bit too large.  You could be fine with 125.  I still dream about having a wedding here.  It’s an amazing beautiful building inside with art hanging everywhere.  It’s an old bank and you can put your presents in the vault.  There is a hotel across the street too where we were quoted very cheap rooms (it’s not 5 star but nothing on the Cape is.)  I can’t remember the quote but it was like nothing for how gorgeous and expensive the rooms appear…trust me see it for yourself!  They will let you buy and serve your own booze which will cut costs.  They can provide folding chairs and tables.  If you are cutting music costs by opting for the ITUNES route they are set up completely with bose speakers…the curator played for some jazz for us and the sound was stellar.  (Can you tell I am in love with this building?)

We also interviewed lots of caterers and settled on the Island Merchant in Hyannis.  Bev, the owener, is amazing and a class act!  The food is unlike any food I have ever had-Jamaican Fusion.  The won Best of Boston fusion.  Contact Bev and tell her you want to pay a certain amount per person and she will create a menu that fits the budget.  It is a hidden Jewel for sure and I am sure their prices will go up once they really get into catering.

We have spent lots of time figuring out how to do a wedding down the cape and I would love to help another bride.  Feel free to private message me, I’d love to help more and hear what you’re thinking!

-Elizabeth 

 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m getting married in west Falmouth in June 2010. we want to do a buffet and keep it on the casual, comfort food side. We have about 100 guests (outdoor relative’s yard w/ tent reception). Where in the world do I start to find a caterer? I’d love some help and advice with this – i feel so overwhelmed. I’d love to find a place where there’s reviews by brides – I can do a Google search and get 20 caterers, but I want to hear from folks who have used them. We don’t have our final budget yet, but I’m trying to keep things on the affordable side. Any suggestions???

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

A friend of mine from work got married at Red Lion Inn and had a great time and great things to say about it.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’ve been to weddings at the Red Lion Inn. It is a very nice facility, but we have a location and a church – I’m really looking for a caterer. Thanks!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

Gotcha.  You might try Crazy Chefs.  I don’t know how expensive they are but the food is great.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Good to know! Thanks! I may check them out. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I agree with Erindesmar about Crazy Chefs, we used them at my brothers wedding and the food was SO GOOD! Also, the staff was so nice and professional and just blended into the background.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Terra Luna is catering our wedding. I’ve never been to an event they’ve catered, but the food at the restaurant is fantastic, and the owner, Raina, has been wonderful to deal with so far (though we’re not "officially" meeting until spring… we’ve only talked on the phone up to this point. Wedding is not until September, I called in January and she said I was way, way early!)

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

ps. Miss.Tulip, try Martha Stewart Weddings for vendor reviews! There are tons.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Thanks Ali! I’m sooooo looking forward to tastings! Yum!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I wanted to update my above post about Terra Luna catering. Our experience turned out to be less than positive and I don’t want anyone to view my earlier post and consider it a recommendation…. just hoping to save someone else a lot of disappointment and frustration! I’d be happy to discuss further with anyone interested, just send me a PM.

Post # 15
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Wannabee

lizzyh113:  I am so excited about all of the wonderful things you have to say about the cultural center of cape cod. I was just talking about this venue with my fiancé.  I am a chef and I really am looking for a venue where I can bring my own food. Almost all of my friends are chefs as well so I have my own catering staff ready to go. This seems like it might be the perfect choice. Thank again for your post

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