I've found this board SO helpful in researching places to have my 60-person seated lunch wedding reception. (Based on discussions here, I'm focusing on Arnaud's and Muriel's as my top choices).
So, I thought I'd ask for more advice.
The wedding and reception will be Saturday morning and afternoon. I'd like to have a couple hours planned at a bar for Saturday night, so that the out of town guests can all gather at a fun New Orleans place and get the chance to dance and act crazy. I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to arrange a very informal open bar at a fun spot with (preferably live) music and cheap eats like a crawfish boil or po-boys buffet style.
There would probably be about 50 people attending. I'd like to keep it around $2-3k.
Is this possible? Have any recommendations? I've love to have all three -- music, open bar, and food -- but if I need to get rid of either music or food to keep it in-budget, I can let people seek out one of those things on their own.
FQ area would be best, but uptown might work also if I could arrange some easy transportation.