So here I come to you guys with a somewhat oddball request.
We decided against the huge expensive wedding, and are getting married on a cruise ship, with probably a max of about 20 guests. Then when we get back, we want to to have a party for the rest of our family and friends. We had about 60 people at our engagement party a few years ago, so we are thinking about 60 to 80 people might need to be fed. This will most likely be late August/early September.
We(she) originally decided that she wanted to have something fun and different, and we were heavily considering throwing the party at a bowling alley. But their prices for "catering" plus the bowling are bordering on $20 a head, and she feels like we can get a lot more for our buck than bowling alley food. And she's thinking that we can save money by bringing our own beer and wine.
So.. my question to you guys. Is there such a place that is a BYOB and can accommodate 60 to 80 people? It doesn't have to be fancy, she was even thinking a nicer pizza place might do, or a tex-mex place. We are thinking if we could do it for $2k or under, it would be great. Bonus points if it is a "fun" place.
And extra extra bonus points if the place would let us bring our own dessert vendor (waffle truck guys from NY) (Not included in the 2k), that's a separate budget and was one of her dreams from the originally planned big expensive wedding.
We are from around exit 117, I have a few family from around here, some from Edison, a good bunch from Jersey City, and a few from farther north. So the geographical area is pretty open.
Thanks in advance