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Wedding Buffet Reception or "Real" restaurant?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by dcrawf, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. dcrawf

    dcrawf Low-Roller

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    We will be having the wedding sometime between 10 AM and Noon. The reception would be either around 1 or around 3 so as to allow time for additional photos at wedding site and family meandering, etc

    If we do the "real" restaurant I would have no problem with leaving the afternoon open for our guests and having it at 5 or 6 instead. Anybody done something so semi-untraditional?

    Budget would be roughly $30/person if buffet and perhaps $50/person if we go dinner route. This pretty much leaves it open to any property not named Wynn or Caesars. Prefer to keep it to Mid or South Strop as wedding site (still TBD) will be one of these.
    I would be more than happy to hear suggestions. We are talking probably 25 people max and maybe as few as 8-10. If the latter the dinner option becomes much more reasonable.
     
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    We had an early wedding at Mandalay Bay, followed but buffet reception at Luxor with gap in between for photos. After the reception, we took a strip photo tour. Then, later that evening, we invited everyone to Fremont Street. It was fun for all to come and go as they pleased.

    You could do something like Grand Lux or Maggiano's if you wanted a restaurant without the hefty dinner prices.
     
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    I went to a wedding inside Paris, then afterwards they had reserved a room off the side of the buffet there. There were about 30 of us and fit nicely in that room. You have to prepay for your group, but we found it to be quite enjoyable, especially when we found out they had paid for wine to be served!
     
  4. C0usineddie

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    It seems like it would be hard to get everyone on board for the real restauranr. you know what will happen. some couples will get side tracked and show up at the wrong time or order like its thier last meal. just too much hassle to think about for the wedding day. the buffet will let people know what the times are and they have a choice of what to eat, no hassles.
     
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    Bootlegger Bistro just a few miles south on the boulevard might be the ticket.
     
  6. dcrawf

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    I was thinking along the same lines. We will likely have at least one couple who are vegans which would likely rule several places out. At a buffet everybody gets what they want
     
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    You've got too many variables to make a recommendation. A restaurant is easy with eight people than 25 because there are fewer tastes to satisfy. And you haven't mentioned if you want a private room or just want to be seated together, if there are kids and even what would make you and your spouse happy on your day. Start drilling things down on your guest list and that may make your decision for you.
     
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