looking for recommendations for restaurants that are capable of handling a wedding reception and its party (125-150 guests). i've seen recommendations for river cafe but am unsure of their capacity to perform an event of that size. the additional catch is that we'd like something with a fairly impressive view (river/water or park) and be able to have all of the mandatory stuff like dancing and djs. is this request nuts? do i have to stick with banquet venues?
for comparison, my fiance and i are currently looking at pier 60 (within the chelsea piers complex). great views, fancy catering (abigail kirsch), insane price point ($225/person; 185 guests minimum).
thanks in advance for your thoughts!