My fiancé and I are looking to get married in SF (or within walking distance of an Oakland BART station) and great food is a priority for us, so we're considering buying out a restaurant for the dinner reception and dance party. We would love your ideas, thoughts and advice on restaurants that might work well for our reception.
We'll be having 110–120 people and want a dance party at the same venue with a dance floor and amplified music. We'd like to keep the total cost for location, food, alcohol and rentals below $14,000 with tax and tip included.
We like the look and feel of Outerlands, Plow, Haven, Gracias Madre, Piccino, Plant Cafe, Greens and Foreign Cinema. Obviously, some of these restaurants are well above our budget (or can't fit 120 people), but hopefully they give you a sense of our desired look and feel of the restaurant.
What restaurants come to mind for you, and what advice do you have for us?