I believe that we looked at ski areas this year and found they wanted $500 for a room rental to start, then pay as you go for food, beer, wine. or ask for so much per head for a sit down dinner.
It’s hard to find a place that can hold that many people and be centrally located, especially if the event grows.
We arrived a little after 6 and by the time we had made the rounds saying hellow to people a table was ready for us to sit and eat.
One thought I have as an option would be to find a campground that would like to host the event with alarge tent in case of bad weather, and do up burgers, dogs, ribs, etc…
The Twin Mountain Chamber of Commerce might be a good place to start asking for ideas on how too improve things for next year.