I am trying to plan a wedding in about a year and I am looking for advice as to where to have it. We are not going the traditional church service route and wanted to have the wedding at or close to the reception. Our friends and family are spread between Kendall and Coral Springs. Approximately 50 people will be attending and we wanted to keep the total cost below $10,000.
What is most important? The food! It doesn't have to be fancy, but I would like it to be tasty. The couple is of a Middle Eastern and Spanish descent. Secondly, the ambiance. I would like the location to be appropriate for the event.
While my search is just beginning, let me tell you what I've found already. There are some places I went such as restaurant (the one i went was horrible, hehe because they said that people will still come to the restaurant while having wedding in a private room). I'm not sure what kind of restaurant, if its outstanding then it would be a different story. I been to one of the country club which is not bad and we are still looking for a nice formal small wedding for about 30-50 people. If we get a good deal for 50 people that looks nice then its great! other wise, we can make less people. Also, I went to Addition which is really nice, but it is a little expensive and there are two weddings at the same time (which we don't like).
Also, I forgot to mention that we want ceremony and reception. we were thinking have ceremony outside, and also have backup if it rain; and have reception inside. We have not decide which date. I know it would be cheaper to get it on Friday or Sunday. We are still thinking about guests if they can make it? Some said You can have it on Friday start at 8pm ceremony and reception at 9pm till 1am(not bad). Also, I heard about having cocktail, that sound really nice only if its not too expensive.
Where else should we consider having our wedding? I still have to call day cruises to find out their wedding rates. If we were to go for a clubhouse or some other place where we could bring in an outside caterer who do you recommend? Any restaurants you would recommend for a wedding? I am sure that I don't know all my options yet and the phone book is of little help. Thanks for your advice.