Hi ladies! I'm new to this board. We just got engaged on the 18th and have decided to have a Las Vegas wedding in November. In doing my initial research, it seems that Maggiano's is very popular for receptions; however, are they really that great of a deal? Yes, the F&B minimums are reasonable but when I got my e-mail back from their banquet manager, it stated that the 20% fee is entirely retained by Maggiano's and that tip would be extra. That makes the "service fee" and tax almost 50%!! I just think that seems deceptive....other places also charge an 18-20% fee but it's for tip.
I guess I just want opinions as to whether other places may be better or more reasonable? We want to feed 35(ish) people for approximately $3500 if possible, including alcohol...I'm not opposed to brunch but I haven't found a great place yet.