McKellar's lodge was an excellent choice to hold a reception. The lodge can be rented on Saturday or Sunday (but no weddings are conducted on Ft. Bragg on Sunday). You have the venue for 4 hours, which is the average time you will get at any reception site. If you choose to use their caterer - buffet style- and order more than $700 worth of food, you do not have to pay the $700 fee to rent the room. The chairs also give it a rustic feel.
This location was perfect for the size of my wedding. The bathroom for the Hodge Room upstairs leaves A LOT to be desired. Also, handicap access was a bit of a challenge for our older, or otherwise less mobile guests.
The china and silverware are not very pretty, but they will do. The chairs are AWFUL. I refused to use them and rented some instead.
The food was quite good, and again, you can't beat the price (believe me, I tried). The staff was very attentive during the event (although, not as much as I would have liked during the planning).
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