Low-cost hall and caterer for bar mitzva in Brook
I am looking for a low-cost place for a bar mitzva in Brooklyn in March, 2008. We are looking to have a dairy brunch on a Sunday, for 120-150 people. Can anyone recommend a reception hall with or without a caterer, and a caterer who has decent food at a reasonable cost? The hall does not have to be in a shul, just a presentable place; the caterer does have to be kosher.
For dairy, yes Steve from Hunki's/Ackerstein Caterers will do a nice job-- I've been to brunch-type affairs that they've caterered.
Brooklyn Bagel, Bagel Hole or Garden of Eat In (all in Flatbush) may caterer to a location.
As for halls, perhaps you'd like to try:
Congregation Nachlath Zion (Sheepshead Bay) they have a room and can approve caterers to bring in and can probably suggest a few.
You may be able to rent a room at a shul or local yeshiva.
Also check Brooklyn Jewish newspapers for ads for locations and caterers.