My fiance and I are getting married on Friday April 19th, 2013 and would like a hotel based reception to avoid drunken driver and to also accomodate our large group of out of town travelers. We need about 30 rooms total and are planning on about 160 guests. We are very budget conscious and have a total budget of $6-8k and are planning on about $3-4k for the reception and food. To assist with keeping the costs down, we are going to have a dessert only reception starting at about 8PM. We are thinking small two-bite sized type of desserts and a sundae bar. Having a reasonably priced bar (with maybe an hour or so open) would be nice as well.
So far we have ruled out the Carol and the Carlisle Hotel, but are still considering the DoubleTree on 72nd (haven't had detailed food prices yet though).
We would really appreciate any suggestions, ideas, reviews or anything of the sort...
Thank you for any and all help!