Hello, I am looking for a place that does weddings and venues in or around DC that does not require you to eat thier food. It has become frustrating to see so many venues that have all of these stipulations. I even seen one at the Monaco Hotel that requires you to pay for a minimum of 120 guests so if you only have 50 people come to the wedding you are still paying for 120. Also, the catering ideas are so fancy....I want a simple chicken, steak and fish dinner. It just seems so expensive to wed in DC...what happened to a simple $10,000 wedding?