Well, I bit the bullet and I'm now engaged. It's only been a week and the little woman and her mom have been planning non-stop. Her family is Italian and their #1 criteria for a reception is that the food is excellent. My fiance also wants good food, but ambiance is equally important to her. We will probably have somewhere around 275 people. Anybody have any experiences with places that can accommodate this amount of people and still serve great food? I'm not sure what the budget is, so all ideas are welcome.
Also, somewhat closer to Boston / Newton is a plus since there will be some older people coming who may not want to travel too far, but again, we are flexible.