I could really use some help. FI and families are not comfortable with downtown St. Louis, so I began to check-out some reception sites just outside of downtown area. Found a vineyard which we know everyone would be comfortable with that has awesome food, great views, and chapel (all-in-one site), but it is around $2000 for rental and then $60/plate-catering is not an option. Is this the going rate when you are an hour outside of the metro area? We are trying to keep it small, around 60 people, but the quality of food and having it plated (sit-down meal) is very important to me. He just doesn't want to deal with downtown St. Louis (country boy). Having it at our church, backyard, outdoors, etc. -- is not an option. I am a couple of hours away, so I would need to coordinate a ceremony site as well. I can always "dress up" the place to make it more elegant, but that also costs. I guess I just want to know what people are paying for a 60-100 person reception and where to go if I want good food outside of the downtown area. Willing to drive if need be. Thanks.