I apologize if there are threads similar to this one already, and I'd appreciate links to those threads.
I've never created/hosted an event before, and I'm not sure where to begin on this.
So I'll jump in. The event will be a sort of portfolio review between important creative professionals and aspiring ones. It'll be a Tuesday night from 7 to 10, so food should be part of it. Should be intimate yet cool. Somewhere in the middle of the city, like between the 10 and Sunset Blvd, between Westwood and Koreatown.
I'd like to spend around $1500 including drinks and appetizers/finger foods. The one possible place I've located so far is The Mandrake, but they're asking more than that and their food is just crackers and cheese and olives.
Thank you so much for your assistance.