(Closed) Something small and affordable!

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

What is your idea of affordable?  What’s your budget?

What about something like your favorite neighborhood restaurant?  Perhaps they could give you a limited menu and you could just pay for what people eat?

Post # 4
484 posts
Helper bee

Rosy has a great idea. I would also suggest that you call around for pricing or even better yet go to each place to talk to someone in person. In this economy people really are willing to work on prices.

I would go with Rosy’s idea of a local favorite w/ a limited menu or serve a few dishes family style. Ask if they’ll let you either bring your own alcohol (if you want to serve it) or just serve beer and wine only.

Have you called Bubby’s? I’ve seen some great smaller weddings around the internet there that looked fantastic. Not sure of the price though.


Post # 5
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Definitely try Bubby’s… It’s pretty there too so you can take lots of pics too.


Post # 6
18 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

It’s not impossible to make a picnic more formal. Adding a nicer tablecloth and floral centerpieces to picnic tables could do that. You might want to check out the parks’ conservancy organization for options. They might have an indoor site that could give your reception a more formal feel. But I suppose the first thing is really to figure out what formal really means and how much you’re willing to spend for it.



Post # 7
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

What about having a hors’d and appetizers reception? You could get  a back room at a restaurant, but instead of serving full meals, you could just do an hour of appetizers and finger foods. That might help with costs. 

Post # 8
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Hey there, fellow Brooklynite!

I think knowing your budget would help. There are many small Brooklyn restaurants with backrooms/outdoor spaces that would be great. Do you have a neighborhood in mind? Boerum Hill, Caroll Gardens Park Slope? Also Prospect Park has a beautiful boathouse as well. You may want to check into that. That way you can control catering etc.  

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