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a cheap place to have wedding reception that allows alcohol

Oct 18th, 2011, 11:24 AM
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a cheap place to have wedding reception that allows alcohol

Im getting married on 3-3-2012 and im getting married in a small church but the church im getting married in does not allow alcohol in reception area obviously,,,soo im looking for a place to have a reception that will hold about 150 people and that is no more than 650$ and has a bar possibly and must have is a kitchen,i have called almost everywhere in pensacola florida and most places are booked on that date or ,are too expensive,,i really dont want to have my wedding outside dont want to take chance of getting rained on!! so i really need some ideas ,my family can cook and decorate venue just looking for a nice place in pensacola florida that allows alcohol or that has a bar,,
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Oct 18th, 2011, 04:57 PM
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I think that there are very few places that will just rent out and not ask that you buy their food and alcohol.

You might try contacting the tourist office - they may know of venues that allow this. Also you could google for all of the usual organizations (Elks, VFW etc - to see if any of them have what you are looking for).
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Oct 18th, 2011, 06:13 PM
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Have you heard of the magazine "the knot"? They host message boards, both nationally and locally...go to www.theknot.com and then to "Community," then "City." You can read what others in your area have posted. If nobody else has asked what you need to know, then register (it's free and no they don't inundate you with tons of emails) for an account and ask the question yourself. Good luck!
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Oct 18th, 2011, 06:18 PM
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Check to see if the Women's Club has a building they rent.
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Oct 18th, 2011, 06:20 PM
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Don't know about VFW's in Pensacola, but I got married in one in NJ (cost $150, but this was in 1995) and it had both a kitchen and a bar, and there was no problem with alcohol. We had to use their bartender ($5 a head including mixers), but we were allowed to supply our own wine, beer, and liquor. I think the bar package might even have included draft beer.
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Oct 19th, 2011, 05:06 PM
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thanks ((persimmondeb)) but the vfw in my are looks horrible the building looks runned down!!
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Oct 19th, 2011, 05:10 PM
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Well - for a very low budget you might not have a lot of choices. Have you googled a list of organizations in your immediate area?
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Oct 19th, 2011, 05:10 PM
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$600 for 6 hours
http://www.gregorystreet.com/
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Oct 19th, 2011, 05:34 PM
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Starrs idea of the women's club is good. I looked it up but couldn't get too far. We went to a reception in the "fireman's hall" up in PA. And as is said, you may not have too much choice. Our police have a social hall where we have had gatherings for a group.
And NYtraveler, in other parts of the country, it really IS possible to rent and bring your own stuff.
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Oct 20th, 2011, 02:11 AM
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Bribe the manager of the neighborhood Publix.
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Oct 20th, 2011, 07:13 AM
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Our VFW was kind of run down, but it did the trick, and certainly beat the back yard in January, which would probably have been the other option.
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Oct 20th, 2011, 08:15 AM
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Do you know anyone who lives in a condominium community or similar with a clubhouse? I rented mine for $50 plus cleanup and evidence of liability insurance. Can't remember exactly but I think my insurance agent arranged this quite cheaply or I was already covered by my homeowner's.

Our association was flexible and would also rent to friends of owners.
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Oct 20th, 2011, 05:18 PM
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thanks STARRS butim ahead of you i already called and their booked on that day (gregory street )

i have a appt to look at a banquet hall used to be named kamalot its 450 for 24 HOURS
but i havent seen the inside yet she said it has a bar and kitchen and it;s 3000 sq feet

wish me luck!!!
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Oct 20th, 2011, 05:20 PM
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sorry i meant to say 650$$ still not bad!!
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Oct 22nd, 2011, 05:41 PM
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ok the place for 650 was horrible also ive raised my budget to 1000$!!
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