Hoping someone can help me out here. I am working with a skeptic organization to organize an event and we are having difficulty finding an appropriate venue.
We need a free or cheap space for roughly 30 -40 people in Chicago or the near 'burbs. Part of the event is a demonstration involving food that is from a very specialized menu so we want to bring in our own food. We'd like to have alcohol available as well.
Most of the places I've found have a room charge of $500 or more OR require that we purchase from their menu or contracted caterer which is not really an option.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, all!