We used Elk's Lodge for our wedding reception. They let us decorate Friday at 1p.m. for our Saturday wedding. It was so nice to not have to rush, with no extra cost! I highly recommend them. Elks Lodge was pretty easy to work with but what seems like a cheaper initial cost can quickly add up, It is still plenty cheaper than any hotel by a couple grand. Rental for the hall itself is pretty cheep but just make sure you figure in the cost for all the place settings, table linens and that you figure out who is doing the clean up. You are allowed to choose your own caterer but there is an additional cost per head if you pick someone off their list. We were lucky because they liked That's Amore so much that they added them to their list, and they ended up waving the extra charge which only would have been $1.50pp.