Your reception venue sounds exactly like mine!!! Is it by chance located on The Hill?? I had the same thoughts as you--go with a venue that is not gorgeous, but a fantastic price, or go with a fantastic venue, but we can only afford to give them a limited dinner selection and no alcohol? I went with the affordable venue. I am really glad we did. We will try to hold another event some day in our desired location--a smaller group that won't cost so much!!
I didn't find any other venue that came anywhere near matching the price that this place on The Hill did. Or if they did--it didn't include a huge rental fee!!! When I considered all that, it became a no brainer to go with the "not that great" but "pretty nice" venue. I hope you do too!
Thanks so much for your response! It's actually the reception hall attached to St. Francis Xavier on SLU's campus. I appreciate hearing from someone in the same situation, and your reception sounds like it will be great!
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