I just got engaged and while my friends have always dreamed of a beautiful dress or rose petals everywhere, I've always wanted a kick-ass wedding banquet with nine courses of spectacular food. you know, where your guests leave stuffed and happy to have gone. But my fiance wants a really nice venue (for a guy, he's such a girl) that also has a full service bar or will let us bring in drink (he's irish so that's very important).
I'm considering the Universal Hilton, Mission 261, and Empress Harbor. Any thoughts on those and any suggestions would be much much appreciated. Because we're shooting for a December wedding, our first choice would be a hotel so we can hold the wedding and the reception in nice temperature controlled surroundigns.