hey all. I am in the (very) early stages of planning out a wedding reception. it will be non-traditional, so packages involving champagne toasts, passed appetizers, dancing and dj space etc are not a concern. in fact, im trying to avoid facilities geared towards receptions simply because they are so often a ripoff, featuring mediocre cuisine at a vastly inflated price, and i am working with a strict budget. im basically trying to locate quality restaurants with banquet facilities capable of handling approximately 70 to 85 people, where the per person cost will not top 30 dollars (excluding alcohol). If anyone has recently attended a similar low key reception or private party in central nj and had a fantastic meal, please pass along the info. ideal location would be monmouth county, no further south than brielle and no further north than long branch. thanks!