Attractive yet inexpensive reception location within/near Dane County, WI? (BYO Caterer)?

Planning a wedding reception for next summer/fall. Would like to stay within or near Dane County. Looking for a very attractive, yet affordable indoor reception location. Needs to accommodate approximately 250-300 guests. We would like to bring our own caterer.

We'd greatly appreciate you help!

Thank you!

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  • 9 years ago
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    " inexpensive" is such a loaded word. it is always better to be specific when you post requests like this. instead of saying "inexpensive" say " i have 2000 dollars to spend" or "something around 1000 dollars"...becase we all have different ideas of what inexpensive is.

    looking for a place large enough to fit your crowd but still pretty and one that would allow your to bring your own catering was a real challenge...but i found a few places for you to consider.

    the chandelier ballroom in hartford is large enough and they allow your byoc....http://www.chandelierballroom.com/rental.html

    the ballroom at the riviera at lake geneva is really nice. http://lakegenevariviera.com/information.aspx

    heritage hill park in greenbay has a number of venues you can check out. http://www.heritagehillgb.org/weddings/ you can put up a tent if their indoor venues are not large enough.

    there are a few places to check out with madison city parks as well. they have some nice buildings for rent at very reasonable prices and all are briny your own catering. http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/weddings5.html most of the parks allow rental tents for a small fee.

    the dekoven center in racine only has space for up to 200 but if you should end up with a smaller guest list, you could check them out. http://www.dekovencenter.org/weddings-and-events

    the east side club in madison has their own catering but you can ask them if you can byo if you pay a per head outside caterer price. http://www.esbma.com/

  • 9 years ago

    I don't live in Wisconsin (upper Michigan), but I can tell you that (at least from what I know), about the only places that will allow you to bring in your own food/beverages are community centers, Elks Clubs, Lions Clubs, VFW Halls...those types of buildings/facilities.

    Obviously, you cannot bring in your own caterer at a regular type of venue such as a hotel, golf club, banquet hall. Look into the types of clubs/organizations that I mentioned. I have been to a number of receptions as our local Elks Club and it's really nice.

    Now, another thing.....that is a LOT of guests. The Elks Club near me would only be able to accommodate about 175-200 (tops!)

    Good luck in your search!

  • 3 years ago

    Sorry yet I stay in South Orange County and not something is way less costly right here. attempt Newport coastline yacht weddings, they have finished applications which would be extra fee-effective then lodges. stable success!!!

  • hyon
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    3 years ago

    Thanks for the answers!

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