Where should i have my wedding reception?

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Cape Girardeau, MO

#1 Dec 14, 2010
I heard that The Venue is really nice...thoughts?
Guest

United States

#3 Dec 14, 2010
If I wasn't already married and was planning I would use it.. Bad location but the nicest around.

Since: Dec 10

Cape Girardeau, MO

#4 Dec 14, 2010
A friend of mine was there last weekend and said that the food was AMAZING! I heard they were doing something on New Years Eve, I think I want to go so I can check it out and hopefully try some of the food.
Shelly

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#5 Dec 14, 2010
Are they preparing their own food or are caterer's bringing it in?
Cook's Catering in Jackson did our wedding reception for over 400 people.
Pork Tenderloin, Rotisserie Grilled Chicken, Au Gratin Potatoes, Green Beans, Pasta salad, both sweet and unsweetened tea for $7.25 per person.
The food was great, we had so many compliments about the food.
They set everything up buffet style and left the extra food for us at the end of the evening.
Their price was over $2.00 per person cheaper than the other 3 bids we had.
The savings nearly paid for the rental on the Bavarian Hall in Fruitland.
joe bob

Dexter, MO

#7 Dec 14, 2010
I heard Ponderosa is really nice and they could use the business...
Weight lifter

United States

#8 Dec 14, 2010
They r closed now, try ryans for a buffet.
Tom

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Dec 14, 2010
Burger King
guest

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Dec 15, 2010
Just don't go to Gordonville Grill. You'll have memories, but not good ones!
Sandy

United States

#11 Dec 15, 2010
Try Dockside. It's downtown on Spanish street.(Close to Bella Italia.) A friend of mine had her wedding reception there, and she said is was extremely cheap compared to the other venue's in the area. I've been in there, and it's pretty nice. I've never been inside The Venue, so I can't compare it to that. Good luck, and congratulations on the wedding!
Muff Daddy

Pearland, TX

#12 Dec 15, 2010
Try Pizza Hut......it's all you can eat.

Since: Dec 10

Cape Girardeau, MO

#13 Dec 15, 2010
Thanks for the help, I will check into all locations, yes, The Venue does do food there so that would be easy, I'm going to see if they have a website or FB page. I would like something a little nicer than Burger King, Ponderosa, Ryan's or Pizza Hut but thanks for throwing that out there...
GROSS

Cape Girardeau, MO

#14 Dec 15, 2010
The Venue has a site at http://www.capegirardeauvenue.com/
People have been raving about it. I guess it's nice compared to other options, but all the chandeliers in the world can't make up for a drop tile ceiling.

You might also check with Ray's in Kelso. I think they still cater for the convention center in Cape or whatever it's called now.

Celebrations used to rent out space and cater upstairs in the Marquette Hotel. I don't know if they have an agreement with the owners there anymore though.

Since: Dec 10

Cape Girardeau, MO

#15 Dec 15, 2010
I had Ray's a couple weeks ago at a catering event, it was horrible, it tasted like microwaved food, we won't be using them. I know this is just my opinion so I hope no one attacks me for it :)
Sandy

United States

#16 Dec 15, 2010
Curious..
I had the same experience. My fiancÚ and I went in there a while back, and were not impressed. The food was ridiculously expensive, horrible service, and the food was cheap tasting. It literally did taste like TV dinner food. I've has Cook's BBQ catering, and it was absolutely delicious.
Guest

United States

#17 Dec 15, 2010
Rays is GROSS, venue is worth it, u only get married once.... Or twice lol

Since: Dec 10

Cape Girardeau, MO

#18 Dec 15, 2010
I have an appointment at The Venue next month, I'm excited to see it! It looks beautiful (from the parking lot) agreed, not the best location but I have heard good things. Thanks again everyone!
Sandy

United States

#19 Dec 15, 2010
Good luck to you, Curious!!

Since: Dec 10

Cape Girardeau, MO

#20 Dec 15, 2010
Thanks, Sandy!
Sandy

United States

#21 Dec 15, 2010
You're very welcome! Also, if you don't mind, will you update what the price is and what you think of The Venue?? I'm engaged, and have wondered the same things about it.
guest

Farmington, MO

#23 Dec 16, 2010
We had catering by Ray's at the Plaza Conference Center recently...and it was wonderful! Far above and beyond what we paid for. Haven't been to the venue, so I can't compare the two.

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