I've never posted but I've been silently stalking the boards for the past month trying to determine reception venues. One of our strong considerations is the Aviary. I've emailed and called them this week and haven't had a call back. I'm trying to determine pricing (is it really cheaper than the zoo? - if so by how much? The Zoo garden tent at the cheapest is $65/ plate. Also we are having a reception with 200 people. The language on the website mentions 150 but then 450 for cocktail... are we able to fit 200 for seated?
Thanks for all or any help that can be provided. I've been racking my brain for unique wedding venues that will host 200 people and won't completely bankrupt us. I'm also not that fussy and my fiance wants it to be w/in the city limits. Right now we're waiting to hear from the Opera on if a date will ever be available in 2014, visiting the Zoo, and trying to reach the Aviary?
Wedding planning is tough - I'm basically paralyzed by the stress of it!!