I feel like I’ve talked about my wedding entirely too much on this site but would always suggest doing it in a restaurant like we did and at an off time (we chose a Sunday in late July for the hours of 5pm to 11pm).
Total was probably about $12K for dress, food, 3hrs of craft cocktails and beers, cake, and flowers. And that included tax and tip. Saved us from having to worry about decorating and things like seating charts and saved us from having to pay for any of that. And the food and drinks were AMAZING, which is all I really cared about.
We had about 85 guests and the wedding was smack in the middle of downtown Boston.