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The cheapest possible wedding reception in DC... Help please :)

Well I readjusted to say I would go up to $16 per person which would be a little over $1,100.

I'm willing to do it at whatever the lowest market price is for a decent place. I just want to make sure I am getting the lowest price.

I honestly don't believe I should have to feed 70 grown people who can feed themselves... But then again I also think all we need to get married is us and the justice of the peace.

But I know receptions are traditional so I'd like to have one. Just an inexpensive one.

The cheapest possible wedding reception in DC... Help please :)

Well I would never call a stranger on the internet classless... That's the definition of classless...

But I personally wouldn't do California Tortilla lmao

I would consider Chicken Out but I like it. I'm not sure if the others like it or not. Maybe I'll take her there to try it and see what she thinks...

If it were up to me it'd be catered by Popeyes lmao

The cheapest possible wedding reception in DC... Help please :)

Thanks for the feedback. Her friend did Brunch. It did work out to be cheaper.

The cheapest possible wedding reception in DC... Help please :)

Thanks I'll add them to the contact list!

The cheapest possible wedding reception in DC... Help please :)

Believe me if she'd let me......

The cheapest possible wedding reception in DC... Help please :)

Thanks

The cheapest possible wedding reception in DC... Help please :)

I can do $16 a head if that's the basement of the market rate... But I'd prefer the best balance of economics and quality possible.

Just looking for the lowest priced commercial venues.

If need be we can call Olive Garden a day in advance and let them know we're coming and just have the guests all order from the "2 for $20" menu... lol

The cheapest possible wedding reception in DC... Help please :)

LOL she knows how I am by now... poor girl's chosen to subject herself to it...

Thanks for the well wishes!

The cheapest possible wedding reception in DC... Help please :)

Thanks for the input. I'm actually familiar with the Pour House. I'm one of the 4 drinkers who will be in attendance (lol) so I've been over there for a drink or two. I'll check give them a call but it might be on a football Saturday (Go Blue!) I'll check if our reception date is flexible...

Self-catered is out. I've told her that to stay near what I'd like to pay, we might have to prepare our own food. I even suggested a "pot luck" event (some of the church ladies can throw down) lol... She's not having it.

She wants a room in a restaurant/bar type venue where we eat prepared food (at least Orderves <-- Spelling? lmao)

She's telling me her friend did Chicken/Salmon at the Mad Hatter. I told her I've been to the Mad Hatter and it struck me as a dive bar. But I looked at the web site and they actually have a nice space for rent that I've never seen. However, I think the room that I liked is too small for our group and wasn't particularly fond of the larger room.

As far as my vision, I'd prefer to do the cocktail reception thing with Pepsi products in place of Grey Goose lol. Have it be in a commercial establishment be it restaurant, bar, or catered reception call. I think the cocktail thing would actually be more fun for people than a sit down meal.

I am thinking based on the input thus far I have to rephrase the question to "WHAT IS THE CHEAPEST COMMERCIAL VENUE THAT SERVES FOOD?"

If we can't do it for $10 you can't blame a guy for trying. I could probably afford up to $16 if that's what it's going to take to do it at a commercial location to the satisfaction of the bride to be and her trillion guests (sigh)...

I still appreciate input from any one on suggestions of places. So far I'm going to call:

Pour House
Mad Hatter (just to check it out)

The cheapest possible wedding reception in DC... Help please :)

Thanks. Do you know any of these community rooms specifically? We'd prefer a venue but we're open to handling it ourselves.

The cheapest possible wedding reception in DC... Help please :)

Thanks. We may literally have 4 drinkers out of 70 people. (Large church crowd.) So we probably will do dry and definitely allow byol in discrete containers lol.

The cheapest possible wedding reception in DC... Help please :)

Hello,

We are looking for a cheap (but of course as nice as possible) wedding reception in the DC area. We are willing to travel a bit out of the city if the deal is right. (I'd say Germantown, Columbia, Woodbridge, Fairfax, Annapolis, Waldorf would roughly be our boundaries).

For reference we know people who have done:

30 person brunch at the Mad Hatter chicken/salmon for around $500
30 person dinner at Alfio's lasagna around $700

We are planning for 70 people (her fault not his) and would like to do it for $600. (He personally thinks $400 would be great lol)

We were thinking that a cocktail option might be best for us. If it matters, almost all of our attendees are non-drinkers so alcohol isn't necessary and we might even prefer a dry reception (don't judge lol)

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time/suggestions in advance.