Anyone have any experiences with these two venues? Right now they are our top two contenders. Both offer a similarly lavish menu within our budget ($110 pp inclusive, 100 ppl min for Ravello's; $116 pp inclusive, 110 ppl min for Primavera). We're having a hard time deciding because they each meet our basic requirements (good "bang for your buck", one-event-at-a-time, separate cocktail space with plenty of seating, nice outdoor area for pictures, valet parking, open bar, handicapped accessible.) Ravello's has nicer grounds, two levels which I like, seafood station included, a ridiculous dessert buffet, and a choice of 2 bakeries for the cake (cake is v. important for FI!). Primavera is closer to the church (much less Friday-rush-hour impact), has a baby grand piano (we're both musicians so this is nice), 2 bars which open 30 mins early and stay open all night (and have 6 beers on tap! including my fave Blue Moon), and the option of a food tasting before committing.
We've seen 11 venues so far and I'm so ready to choose and move on! Any feedback is greatly appreciated. :-) Thanks!