Will be making 2 parties for my daughter next winter. We will be in Israel and would like to hear recommendations of restaurants in Jerusalem that have a party room or another type of facility where we can bring a caterer. It will be very small - probably 50 people tops. Caterer recommendations would be great as well.
We are also making a party in the US. Looking for a reasonably priced place in Nassau County or perhaps Queens that could comfortably hold about 150 seated people and there would be plenty of room for dancing. This will be a very simple affair (especially after our trip to Israel) and I think it would be better to find a place that doesn't have an exclusive caterer since those tend to be pricier. I went to an affair at Lake Success Jewish Center and the place was lovely but would be too small for our guests. I am also looking for reasonably priced caterers and would seriously consider a party where the relatives and friends of my daughter would be fed a simple lunch and our friends come later for dessert.
With both parties we would need a caterer with a sterling reputation in areas of Orthodox Kosher supervision.