I'm getting married next year, and I've been looking high and low trying to find a place that will allow self catering or at the very least an outside caterer!
I'm hoping to have a small intimate brunch/high tea reception, and I have no interest in feeding 50 people meatloaf and salmon at 11 am, but I'm struggling to find a place that will allow such a thing. No one in our families has a big enough back yard or house, so we're trying to look for a venue. (Our families are also interfaith so a church basement or lawn is out)
(I have seen a lot of people saying to try public parks, I have looked and Chicago has not only extreamly high price ranges for weddings, but also has the same limited catering options saying you may only choose X, Y, and Z caterers)
Please help!! It's my dream to have a High Tea Wedding!!