My daddy was getting ready to retire from the Navy, but would still have access to all the base functions/accommodations. He suggested we check out the Officer's Club on base. I had been there in the past for military balls that my parents took us to and I knew the basic layout. I had also had their catered food and knew it was delicious. With the average cost of weddings being so outrageously high, I knew it couldn't hurt to check it out.
We went over and looked at it and one of the rooms was already booked for March 13th!! EEEK! If we were going to take this place, we had to move FAST! For a very minimal fee, we could have the room for 5 hours -- minimal being $525. This included tables, chairs, basic colored linens, bar, gift tables, cake tables, dinnerware/china!!