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wedding reception places for 300-325 guests?

mlau Mar 4, 2008 02:05 PM

Hi, I tried searching the forums first but couldn't find anything. Can anyone provide suggestions for wedding reception place that offers buffer type meal, able to accommodate 300-325 ish guests and under $60 per head inclusive (of tax and service charge)? Thanks!

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  1. hill food RE: mlau Mar 4, 2008 02:19 PM

    a friend booked the rotunda at the Palace of Fine Arts for hers, froze our a$$es off, but it was gorgeous. the caterers set up just out of the way in discreetly draped trailers.

    no idea what it cost.

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      milklady RE: mlau Mar 4, 2008 02:28 PM

      in SF? Anywhere in the Bay Area? Have you checked out herecomestheguide.com ?

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        mlau RE: milklady Mar 4, 2008 02:36 PM

        open to anywhere in Bay Area.

        and yeah I have and was having trouble finding places that fits our # of guests and price. I'm hoping someone can suggest places I might have overlooked or aren't found in the herecomestheguide

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          milklady RE: mlau Mar 4, 2008 02:50 PM

          My wedding reception was at Hs Lordships on the Berkeley Marina. The food is not very chowish at all, but worked, and it was within that budget. It accomodates that many people. The view is gorgeous.

          The Sequoia Lodge can accomodate that many people. I'm not sure how catering works there.

          Otherwise, there aren't so many places that I know of. That isn't a very big food budget, especially at dinner, but I'm sure you'll find a place eventually.

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            SarahKC RE: milklady Jun 17, 2008 06:07 PM

            The Sequoia Lodge? This place? http://www.oaklandnet.com/parks/renta...

            must be another because i don't see how this place can hold that many.

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        BigWoodenSpoon RE: mlau Mar 5, 2008 09:39 AM

        Are you planning on serving dinner or lunch?( Lunch is usuallly cheaper)
        Did you want alcohol and the site fee included in that price as well?
        Indoor or Outdoor? How far out are you willing to make people travel?
        Did you want the facility to handle everything or did you want to find an inexpensive, large hall and track down a Caterer that can work within your budget?
        Many questions, many options.

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          mlau RE: BigWoodenSpoon Mar 5, 2008 01:07 PM

          -open to both lunch or dinner (whichever one fits budget better)
          -price does not need to reflect alcohol
          -the plan is to find a reception place and then a ceremony place nearby
          -we would prefer a place to have in house catering to handle more of the details, but are willing to go with the other alternative option

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            SarahKC RE: mlau Jun 17, 2008 06:08 PM

            what'd you end up doing? (wedding planning myself now)

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              Giselle RE: SarahKC Jun 18, 2008 09:48 AM

              Just saw this was dated March but was going to suggest www.marineclub.com crystal ballroom

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