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advice on chinese restuarants for a wedding reception

Thank you everybody for your responses. We were very excited when we got all these suggestions. We went to the Mission 261 right away. We love the surrounding area and the restaurant. But to find out that they are closed beginnig January for 2 years to remodel.
:( We would appreciate any other suggestions you all could give us. Thanks again for your help!

Oct 12, 2008
carolinehwu in Los Angeles Area

advice on chinese restuarants for a wedding reception

Dear Chowhounds,

My fiancee and I are looking for a place for our wedding reception. We have about 70 to 80 guests. We were recently asked if we had considered having it at a restaurant... and we really hadn't.. We are wondering if anyone knows of a nice Chinese restaurant that is not too tacky and offer good foods for our reception in the san gabriel, alhambra, pasadena areas. We would also really like to hear opinions on this, and about any experiences people may have had with this kind of reception.

Thanks,
Caroline & Ryan

Oct 11, 2008
carolinehwu in Los Angeles Area

Advice with chinese/western wedding cuisine please

We are not having semi-authentic/fusion Chinese food. We want to have a traditional Chinese style banquet but add or subsitute a couple of Western dishes to the meal so that both Chinese and non-Chinese families and friends can enjoy.

Aug 25, 2008
carolinehwu in Los Angeles Area

Advice with chinese/western wedding cuisine please

Thank you again and congrats and good lucky on your special day.

Aug 25, 2008
carolinehwu in Los Angeles Area

Advice with chinese/western wedding cuisine please

Thank you so much everyone for your inputs. We really appreciate all your responses. We will reconsider the Universal Hilton. We are also looking into the Marriot & the Westin in Los Angeles. Does anyone know anything about these 2 hotels? Thank you again.

Aug 22, 2008
carolinehwu in Los Angeles Area

Advice with chinese/western wedding cuisine please

Thanks for your suggestions justagthing. We would love to have our wedding at the Arboretum but they require $ 1 million insurance and you have to hire a guard for every 50-75 quests. So we are still looking for a wedding venue that will accommodate both a ceremony and a reception in the Los Angeles area.

Aug 22, 2008
carolinehwu in Los Angeles Area

Advice with chinese/western wedding cuisine please

Hi Justagthing,

Thanks for your suggestions. We would love to have our wedding at the Arboretum but they require that you have $1 million insurance and you have to hire a guard for every 50 quests. So we are still looking for a wedding venue in the Los Angeles area.

Aug 22, 2008
carolinehwu in Los Angeles Area

Advice with chinese/western wedding cuisine please

Hi everyone, my fiance and I are having troubles in finding someplace that will accommodate both types of food for us. She is chinese and I am a whitey with my parents in pennsylvania (making it tougher to plan around their travel preferences than it should be).

We were looking at the Hilton in San Gabriel and had our hearts *almost*.. set on the place when the hilton representative we were talking to seemed to change their prices.. to the tune of 200% of what she originally told us we could have a ceremony on the roof and then a reception in one of the ballrooms for. We need to clarify why the pricing is soo different, but it's pushed us to try and look for other places to have our shindig.

Then we were also looking at the Universal City Hilton, which seems ok, and the pricing also seems reasonable, but then read another post on this board talking about how it's a nice place, but it can also be very hectic with parking and people getting there, since it's so close to universal city/walk.

Anyways, caroline and I were hoping that you learned and kind people could give us some advice and share some of your experiences in planning a wedding somewhere that caters to both chinese and western tastes.

Thanks for all your time and consideration,

Ryan and Caroline

Aug 21, 2008
carolinehwu in Los Angeles Area