Post # 1
I need help finding a restaurant that can host a wedding reception and possibly the ceremony as well. We really want to avoid the hotel banquet hall feeling.
-Needs to be covered or indoors because we are getting married in January
-Needs to accommodate a live band
-Approximately 120 people
-Orange county area
We are looking to buyout the restaurant for the night. I am having a really hard time finding a place that is setup for live music. The venue doesn’t need to be fancy. Any suggestions?
Post # 3
Friends had a beautiful ceremony on the beach and a restaurant/banquet hall (whichever they can do for you on your chosen date) inside. Friends had a live band on a stage. If you dont want the outdoor beach, you can probably get married in the banquet hall and then rent out the restaurant for the reception, but I didn’t get to see the restaurant so I don’t know if that is viable.
But if your restaurant doesn’t have a banquet hall, for over 100 people, you are looking at a buyout, and that will certainly lose affordability, considering you need the place empty for about 5-6 hours likely during a peak timeframe.
Honestly, there is nothing wrong with banquet halls if you know how to correctly utilize them and decorate them. Too many “banquet hall” weddings look like that because the only decorations are the centerpieces and cake table. Depends on how you use it, and you can be quite creative if you are also looking to not have so much of the formal sit-down!
Best of luck!