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Kosher Wedding Cost for 200 in New York City

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Kosher Wedding Cost for 200 in New York City

lizfeld | Jan 26, 2010 03:32 PM

Is it just me, or is hosting a kosher wedding ridiculously expensive? My budget for my reception is $60,000, which I thought would be enough to have a decently nice wedding on the upper east or west side of Manhattan for 200 people. However, the estimates I have gotten are approaching $300 pp and 300X200 = my whole budget! What's expensive isn't the food itself (the kosher caterers I have talked to will do the food for ~$100), but the service. Everywhere I have looked has a non-kosher in-house caterer who either charges a ridiculous buy-out fee, or does the service for a ridiculous cost (like $175). Is this normal? Where can I look that will be more reasonable? I am looking mostly at museums, and other like cultural institutions, but I've also contacted some "wedding venues" like the Tribeca Rooftop and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

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