- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
A little bummed and thinking of switching my venue. Basically, when it comes down to it, my venue doesn’t offer much, in options of food. With the meal itself, they offer 3 items [side, entree & vegetable]. Adding additional starches & vegetables bumps up the price $1.50 a per. Which is fine, but – the things they offer aren’t that great. [For instance, bratwurst and hamburgers?! Why would I cater that?]. Basically, for the meal I wanted, its going to cost about $45 a person, BEFORE gratuity [which is another 15%]. So basically $3100 for roughly 60 people. Considering I can cater in the olive garden for around $1000 [and they deliver & set up], I feel this price is horribly high for our area. I contacted them & asked if I could do my own catering, I’ll find something else if they won’t allow it. I’ve found a couple of really cute gazebos/barns for ceremony & reception. Just waiting on a reply from the lodge before I look into them further. [that not ONLY let you cater in your own food/alcohol, but also are also extremely cheaper!]
Also, I might add I’m from a very low population area, so prices are very cheap here, as everyone is fighting for customers.