I am having a huge problem a finding an affordable reception venue. We are looking to host about 75-80 people and were thinking of hosting a cocktail reception. I have looked at halls and I am thinking now that a restaurant might be a better way to go. In addition to not having a venue I'm not sure how I should execute my plan for hosting a cocktail reception.
We were thinking that it would also be much easier for our guests if the ceremony and reception were at the same place.
Any suggestions on how I can successfully pull off a cocktail reception without breaking the bank. (budget is about $2000)