To those of you with large wedding parties (50-100 people), have any of you had your reception in one of the restaurants? I'm interested in doing this as budget friendly as possible and I just want to see if this is possible? I really can't afford a private dinner reception but my fiancé and I both come from large families and it's hard to not invite all the special people in our lives!
I doubt they'd close a restaurant for you...even if you wanted to pay for it. There is only so much seating and it's on a first come first serve basis. You'll have to take your chances. You also will never get reservations at a reservation restaurant for that many people even at different times.