Help in Van- need to feed 20 people cheap and cheerful
I'm organizing a reception for 20 VIP volunteers in Vancouver on the 27th. The volunteers are used to fancy spots, but we are a charity with a limited budget. Any recommendations for somewhere with a private room/area downtown? It's just a cocktail reception, not dinner.
And where should I go for oysters and wine after? Thanks!
Autumn Brook Gallery on West 4th does relatively cheap catering. They are not downtown but at $20/person for an hors d'oeuvres reception their price is hard to beat at any downtown restaurant or hotel. As it is a gallery location it looks like you were chic instead of cheap.
Eh! is a smaller restaurant downtown attached to a downtown ESL school. Not a chowhound destination but the chef is enthusiastic and creative and does beautiful looking food. They are quite flexible and would probably work a long way with you to get something that works for your group. The space is new and modern so it can carry off an elegeant stand up reception.