I finally know where i am having my rehersal dinner. My in laws have basically left it up to me and FI to plan. We were going to rent a local restaurant here in town -- but they kept raising their prices literally it went from 20 a person (foodonly) to 35 a person (and are impossible to work with -- never responding -- I have not told them that I am not hosting there and they really dont care).
Anyway -- we changed and now booking at a BYOB here in town -- with room for 70. I am so thrilled -- it may be tight, but it will be tasty and since we can bring our own booze it will be literally $1500 cheaper. The other place was $28 minimum per person for drinks -- and I am sure that went up too.
I am so releaved just need to make the $200 deposit!