(Closed) seriously stuck…venues, prices, family

posted 4 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
1735 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

happyuphere:  first i say make a guest list. Then seat down with you mom and dad have a real talk to them the same way you just vent here. If thry still dont understand were you coming from I say stay engaged for a while save money and have the wedding you and your Fiance can afford. For the catering part go on yelp or craiglist find upcoming catering compagny they will be able to work with the fact that you are vegan and may try to have a menu you would like them to follow. Find a hall if possible who’s willing to let you you bring your own caterer.


Post # 3
46751 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

happyuphere:  Check the local Chowhounds Board.


Do a search first for private rooms (make sure to choose “This Board” so you don’t get results for all over the USA). If you don’t find anyhting post a request with your own needs and ask for suggestions.

You can also do the sme thing with “Vegan”.

Post # 4
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Have you asked Chicago Diner (their newer location) – seriously amazing vegan food I know even meat eaters would enjoy and as a vegan I would aim to make your wedding about the 2 of you and if you’re both vegan, don’t worry about offending meat eaters, Chicago has more then enough awesome vegan options 🙂  Is there a hotel that has a meeting room that would work for you if you did have it catered or a bar/brewery?  Those can often have great options especially off-hours.  Half Acre has a fun tasting room that could be great.  Make sure though you stay true to you both in the planning, if you aren’t comfortable spending a ton of money, don’t.  If you don’t want to change things important to you because someone else is paying, don’t.  Please don’t let your Mom have the wedding she always wanted for you, you will hate it!

Post # 5
2513 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Look into Maggiano’s restaurants.  Most of the locations do banquets and they can accommedate many different size weddings (they have space that looks beautiful for 40- 200), have a ton of different packages, are reasonably priced, and have great food.  They are very accommendating to specific diets and have a full kitchen since they are also a restaurant so can make anything.  Italian food isn’t always the most vegan friendly, but with a little guidance I’m sure they would be able to make delicious pasta and eggplant dishes that are vegan.   

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