We are extremely interested in booking Morton Arboretum's Thornhill Education Center for an October Wedding. We wanted to keep it small (no more than 150 guests) so that we wouldn't break our budget. The venue rental fee is reasonable for us, but it seems that the catering costs is taking up most of our budget! Has anyone had their reception there? And how was the catering? What can we cut to keep within our budget?
- $3500 for reception and ceremony rental
- $79 pp (minimum) x 150 guests = 11,850 + 21% tax/svc fee = $14,338.50
$ 2,161.50-7,161.50 left for flowers, dress, dj, photo/vid, decor/flowers, etc.
Is that do-able?? Can we find cheap vendors for all the extraneous costs within what's left over in our budget?? We are willing to do a lot of DIY if need be too......HELP!