Hi all. I'm getting married in May 2008 up in Palos Verdes. Our venue "recommends" caterers from their preferred list. The least expensive caterer we've been able to find, for food, labor, wedding cake, and non-alcoholic beverages for 250 people, is around $17,000 (not including tips but includes taxes and service charges). We can bring in a non-preferred caterer but it'll cost an extra $500. Am I fooling myself in thinking there's full service catering available for less than $15,000? I'm looking for any catering recommendations that can feed and serve at least 250 for $15,000 or less (including equipment costs; the venue's kitchen doesn't have stoves or ovens). Thanks in advance Chowhounds!