Fundraising dinner for ~200 people, 100$pp or less, Video
My wife is in charge of a fundraising dinner for about 200 people. The venue needs to have capability to show a 40 minute video (which is professionally produced, and would benefit from large screen/great audio) as well as the usual speeches, etc. To maximize fundraising, would like to keep price less than 100$pp, preferably less than 75$.
Looking at State Room, have used Omni Parker in past.
Also would be interested in cheaper options/buffet-type catering with better projection facilities. I am thinking about something like ART in Cambridge - was there once for mount Auburn Hospitals "evening with your favorite authors" with light dinner afterwards (carving stations with sandwiches/ salad). Thanks for any help or experiences... this is way out of my knowledge base.
the i.c.a. and the aquarium both do reasonably priced catering in cool settings, with video capacity.
also check with harvard and m.i.t.
if it's a weeknight, you can get the state room for under $100 pp. might not be the great room, but they have big ancillary rooms with nice views on either side.
the national heritage museum in lexington has a large room that could accomodate that group, and has video wall. their rental rates are v reasonable. you'll need a caterer and they have a list.
dante alleghieri?(sp) hall in east cambridge(near Kendall Cinema) i have heard about for low cost functions as well.
maybe something in charlestown navy yard as well.
maybe a nepali restnt could cater it; 2 in somville i think.