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Monday, November 23, 2009

Rehearsal Dinner Venues

When I set a goal of booking the rehearsal dinner venue by November that seemed so far away.. Can't believe it's now, and it's almost past now. Guess we need to get in gear on this!

So I'm thinking.. even though I'd really like to do a dinner in Arlington, it probably makes the most sense to do something semi-near the venue. We'll probably have 30 guests - just wedding party and their dates, our parents, some other important types.. So yeah 25 or 30.

Right now we're looking at these spots: Villa Mozart, Courtside Thai, and Bollywood Bistro. I've actually talked to Villa Mozart and Courtside Thai and they would definitely host our dinner, have never been to or talked with anyone at Bollywood Bistro - I just found it on yelp, it has good reviews and it's right in downtown Fairfax.

We are still debating whether we want something more formal (like Mozart) or less formal/maybe more exotic than Italian (like Thai or Indian).

I still think a lobster feed at Foster's Clambake would be amazing, it would bring in my Maine heritage, but it seems prohibitively complicated to either get everyone there (National Harbor) or find a venue to have them come and cater.. Also I just checked their yelp review, doesn't look good - I've been to their location in Maine and it was awesome, it's too bad they can't make it work better in DC... It is just one review, maybe they had a bad day.. Still probably too complicated to even worry about.

Anyone been to any of these places? Anyone know of any other great places right in downtown that could host 30 people? I'd like to avoid the nearby strip malls if at all possible.

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2 Comments:

OpenID Jetobx said...

I have been to Bollywood Bistro for their lunch Buffet several times and I LOVE it! I like the vibe inside the venue as well. My only caution to you is that it is Indian food so Im not sure if everyone in your party enjoys Indian food (its a bit spicy!)

Monday, November 23, 2009 4:22:00 PM  
Blogger Miss Fairfax said...

yeah that's what we're deliberating over too.. most of my friends/family actually do like Indian food, and usually there are options that aren't too spicy.. but there are at least a handful I'm not sure of, and at least one person I know isn't a fan (mr. fairfax's gramps). soo yeah we don't want to alienate anyone or make anyone go hungry! but at the same time we don't want to go super boring.. but thanks for the feedback, good to know you had a good experience there! :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 9:11:00 AM  

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