First-time poster so be gentle!
Now that's it's officially 2016, it's time to get the backside in gear. We're looking into getting married in Rome in spring 2017 and are going over for a few days in March to look at a few places - but NO IDEA where to start. A lot of the posts on Rome weddings on this forum (and believe me, I've trawled it!) seem to date back a good few years, so if there's anyone who got married in Rome in recent times and can point me in the right direction, that'd be soooo helpful.
We're pretty sure that we're going for San Silvestro in terms of churches, so that's not a problem.
In terms of the reception, though, we have no idea. The whole thing is going to be low-key and it's going to be a small wedding, maybe 30-40 max. Restaurant or hotel reception? We like the idea of having a a nice meal with speeches etc. as per usual, a band coming in, a bit of dancing and then maybe moving on to a reserved area in an Irish pub til the wee hours, maybe with a DJ or Spotify playlist.
I've seen people talking about the Napoleon and the Quirinale in terms of hotels, but is there any point even going to see these places if they're crazy money? I can't get an idea of even rough prices from anywhere online.
Restaurants? Has anyone got any recommendations for a restaurant that we maybe could hire a private room in? I don't particularly like the idea of sharing a restaurant for my wedding meal!
Food is also a small issue. While our friends and siblings will be fine, both sets of parents are very traditional 'Irish' food eaters and bowls of pasta won't fly. Am I overthinking this way too much?!
That's the big thing to sort at the mo and I'd like to have some idea of where to go before we head over in March.
Can someone even start to answer my many rambling queries?!
Thanks in advance!