Where in Austin can I serve cake to 75 people on the cheap?
November 4, 2012 8:39 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for a place to have a wedding reception on an extremely tight budget. We're serving cake and punch (champagne if we can swing it) to about 75 people, and would like a place near downtown Austin, TX for under $300. Any ideas?
My wedding will be in May at the Cathedral on 10th and San Jacinto. We can rent the church hall for $300, but then we're required to have liability insurance for serving food, and if we decide to serve champagne we'll need a TABC server, more liability insurance and a permit.
I'm wondering if there's any alternative. I'd like to stay near the Cathedral as I would feel bad having people drive a distance just to get a piece of cake and something to drink.
Do you know of a restaurant that would reserve space for a group that large? A business that lets the public use a conference space? A hotel that would throw in a space if I buy their cake and beverages?