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kosher weddings - not outrageously priced or an outrageous amount of food

Been making the rounds of kosher catering halls and have notice they are all around the same price and all serve an outrageous amount of food. I am not a big fan of the huge smorg, dozens of stations etc (and I can't afford it anyway), but it always seems to be part of the package. So I'm looking for a place and a caterer in the NY area that will let me choose the amount of food I want. Any leads will be much appreciated!

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  1. I would recommend renting a location and bringing in a caterer. A decent caterer will let you decide how much food to serve. Personally, I'm not a "smorg" person myself. I prefer passed hors d'eourves (sp?) and maybe a bit on tables. Quality over quantity. The two caterers I recommended to the dairy wedding question are my favorites. Both will custom design a wedding. The hitch is that neither is cheap, but the food is very high quality and you can order a smaller amount, knowing it will be beautifully prepared yet nobody will go hungry. The caterers are Simply Divine and Manna. Should both prove too expensive to consider as options, I'm sure you will get some other good recommendations here or from friends.

    1. Try Main Event Caterers. They have terrific food and are very accomodating. They could help you find a location, where they caterer.

      1. I would highly recommend Dalgar caterers in lakewood. they have a website and were phenomenal to deal with. We used them for my sons bar mitzvah. i would use them again in a heartbeat.

        1. a couple of people I know have recently made or are making chasanas at Beth Sholom in Lawrence because they are not charging an arm and a leg

          1. another place that comes to mind is Ateres Shlomoh in B'klyn on New Utrect ave and I think 79th st

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            1. re: berel

              i got married in ateres shlomo. its by 72nd. but i think that is different than what RIVERFALLS is looking for. the food at ateres shlomo is very good, but the presentation is, well, let's just say heimish.

              1. re: kiddush hopper

                but the presentation is, well, let's just say heimish.
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                "and I can't afford it anyway"

                that's why I mentioned Ateres Shlomo