Two SF Bay Area Chowhounds getting married at Normandy Farm in Blue Bell (so the grandparents don't have to fly to be with us). Unfortunately, that means all of our guests will be coming in from out of town, and we'd like to feed them the night before.
Any recommendations for cost-effective dinner options? (under 30/person for food) Are there any BYOs outside the city? (we might have some extra room in the budget for wine/beer.) We're up for casual sit-down, family-style, buffet, catering hall, whatever, as long as it's tasty. Within a 30 min drive of Blue Bell is ideal, but we're flexible there.
Recommendations from other sources get panned here: Gen Lafayette Inn, Solaris Grille, etc., and the places that we've seen in positive posts seem either too small or too pricey...
Thanks in advance!