We are having a really tough time deciding on a reception venue. We are getting married in our house, 15 guests. But here's the thing. Between my nieces and nephews (who live with my dad and step mom), my fiance's two children and his nephew there will be a total of seven teens and tweens - half the guest list! Lol I don't mind, I think it's kind of fun, but kids these days are such picky eaters!
I am basically looking at three options:
There is a beautiful Italian restaurant in town and I know they'd let us order off the menu, but they don't have a private area. There is a space where you can book parties, but the washrooms are there. Everyone in the restaurant would be traipsing by our table to use the washroom.
There s a hotel two blocks from our house but the small meeting room overlooks the ugly recreation centre. Also, the food as well as service is hit and miss there as they have a high staff turnover. They will have a 'beef or chicken' menu for us to choose from.
There is a lakeside lodge a 30 minute drive away. It will be family style dining. They have pool tables and a large screen wii system as well as a quiet bar area with huge fireplace. We can stay there over night. But my fiance's kids are ruled by their mother's whims and as soon as she texts them to make them feel guilty about spending time with us, he or my MIL will have to up and leave right that minute to drive them home.
We are totally stuck and not sure what to decide on.