Post # 1
Hi LA girls!
I thought I’d give this a try – does anyone have suggestions for reception venues? I’m getting married Jan 09, and I’m hoping to have it in the SGV area, and would like to keep it under 10k for about 150 people for food & rental costs. I’m interested in non-traditional places like restaurants since my budget is a bit tight.
Here’s the story: I’m planning my LA wedding from across the country, and earlier this year we visited this really nice Chinese restaurant, it was perfect. We kept trying to book it, and they kept telling us that they "might remodel" next year and wasn’t sure of the dates, so they wouldn’t let us book. My parents think that they might be closing down or in financial trouble, but just not saying it to the public. 🙁
I’m going home in a week and we *must* book a place then! So if anyone has been to a nice restaurant (doesn’t have to be a specific type of food) reception, please let me know! 🙂 Thanks so much!
Post # 3
wow, 150 people for less than 10k, good luck. I’m spending way more than that on 80 people.
check out herecomestheguide.com for ideas
Post # 4
888 Seafood Restaurant in San Gabriel. I ate there once a few years ago and I remember them having a private area, but not sure if it will fit 150 people. They may have to close up shop for you.
New Capital Restaurant 140 West Valley Blvd., San Gabriel, CA 91776
Capital Seafood Chinese Restaurant, 755 W. Garvey Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754 626-282-3318
Empress Harbor Seafood Restaurant, 111 N. Atlantic Blvd. #350, Monterey Park, CA 91754, 626-300-8833
Hope these gives you a place to start. I’m not really to sure on prices though.
I may have a few more places, just let me know around which city you prefer. =D
Post # 5
The Chinese restaurants mostly start at 300 per table which is low end, and upwards of 700 per table, depending on what you serve. I think most people hit a happy medium around 500 per table, so 50 a head.
Post # 6
I can’t vouch for these, but these are budget options you could check:
Luminarias Restaurant in Monterey Park
Monterey Hills Restaurant in Monterey Park
Almansor Court in Alhambra
Mission 261 in San Gabriel
Rococco Room in Pasadena
Triumphal Palace in Alhambra
Ocean Star on Atlantic in Monterey Park (or Alhambra, I forget); I see wedding parties there all the time
Post # 7
Thanks for the suggestions! I will definitely check out as many of these places as I can when I visit home next week! 🙂
Post # 8
check out the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens , you have to bring in everything, but you can budget it for that $
Post # 9
Also, for another Chinese restaurant suggestion, try Empress Harbor in Monterey Park (it’s on the 2nd floor at the NW corner of Atlantic & Garvey). It’s not a very big restaurant, but we just had a 50th anniversary wedding party of 12 tables for my parents there a few weeks ago. The staff was incredibly accommodating and the food was pretty good. They keep up the restaurant decor pretty well, too. Chair covers were included. If you would like to see some photos of what the room looked like, email me at [email protected]
Only drawback, there was a wedding reception there at the same time and on occasion their MC/music competed with our few announcements/happy birthday singing. The room dividers are very flimsy. For our needs, that wasn’t a problem, but if you have a couple of wedding receptions going at the same time, that could be an issue…but one you’d run into at almost any Chinese restaurant, unless there was an actual separate room for you.
Post # 10
Try Lincoln Plaza Hotel on Garfiled and Gavey. This place is good for the budgeted bride and groom. They have a chinese restaurant that cater their food. Good Luck.