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Help me throw a really fun party

I just posted this in Manhattan as well....

We won't be able to invite as many people to our wedding as my fiance and I would like. To expand the celebration we want to host a party few months later, probably cocktail style.

Here's the ideal breakdown:
Guest list: 50 people (more if by some miracle I can afford it); Adults only
Place: Lower Manhattan or Brooklyn
Time: Weekend definitely, ideally Saturday evening
Drink: Open or semi open bar; unless I can find a place that will let me bring in my own cases of wine
Food: Open to suggestion, as long as it can be eaten at a standing reception.
Music: Ipod hookup and room for dancing a must
Budget: $5,000 plus tax etc...

I know this is a tall order on my budget, especially for a Saturday night in the city. It has to be a weekend because of traveling and people's work schedules. And it must be super fun and welcoming for my guests!!! Everything else is negotiable.

It will be around my 30th birthday, so will costs be more reasonable if I can market it as that? Is it simply impossible on my budget? I'm open to all kinds of venues.

Aug 22, 2012
Brooklynbridge in Outer Boroughs

Tell Me How to Throw a Fabulous Party!!!

We won't be able to invite as many people to our wedding as my fiance and I would like. To expand the celebration we want to host a party few months later, probably cocktail style.

Here's the ideal breakdown:
Guest list: 50 people (more if by some miracle I can afford it); Adults only
Place: Lower Manhattan or Brooklyn
Time: Weekend definitely, ideally Saturday evening
Drink: Open or semi open bar; unless I can find a place that will let me bring in my own cases of wine
Food: Open to suggestion, as long as it can be eaten at a standing reception.
Music: Ipod hookup and room for dancing a must
Budget: $5,000 plus tax etc...

I know this is a tall order on my budget, especially for a Saturday night in the city. It has to be a weekend because of traveling and people's work schedules. And it must be super fun and welcoming for my guests!!! Everything else is negotiable.

It will be around my 30th birthday, so will costs be more reasonable if I can market it as that? Is it simply impossible on my budget? I'm open to all kinds of venues.

Aug 22, 2012
Brooklynbridge in Manhattan

Teeny tiny restaurant wedding reception

Thanks guys! I love, love Public but had not thought of them. As for City Hall, it looks just beautiful. I will look into both.

Jul 15, 2012
Brooklynbridge in Manhattan

Teeny tiny restaurant wedding reception

I'm hoping to keep it to no more than a hundred dollars a head including drinks and tax. I'd prefer a place with no venue fee. However, I have no experience booking private dining and I'm not sure how realistic I'm being.

Since it's such a small civil ceremony, we might do it during the weekday, which might keep costs down.

Jul 15, 2012
Brooklynbridge in Manhattan

Teeny tiny restaurant wedding reception

Hi!

I am looking for suggestions for a good restaurant venue for a very small wedding reception. To avoid the stress of planning a huge swanky affair my man and I want to have a small civil ceremony followed by a dinner or reception for immediate family and a few super close friends.

The dinner will be for about 20 people, including 2 or 3 kids and a couple of vegetarians. I kind of imagine it being held in a small private room and served family style at a long dining table, but am open to all kinds of suggestions.

The venue doesn't even necessarily have to be especially formal since we plan to host a big party a couple months after we return. We are getting married until March, but I wanted to have a few places in mind well in advance.

Anyway I know this is the place to come for amazing suggestions!! So thanks in advance!

Jul 15, 2012
Brooklynbridge in Manhattan