We are looking for a wedding venue in the Fairfield county/Westchester area that allows outside (kosher) catering. While many reception halls and country clubs will allow us to bring in an outside kosher caterer, they want to charge exorbitant kitchen fees (ex: $10,000) or per person (ex: $100/person) just for the facility and open bar -- since we're not using their food.
Plenty of synagogues will allow us to bring in an outside kosher caterer for a minimal charge, but I'm wondering if there are any non-synagogue options that may work.
Wedding will likely be somewhere between 150-200. We're pretty flexible about the actual venue, but we do want the ceremony and reception to be at one location.
Any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!