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Howard or Anne Arundel County: Chinese wedding banquet venues?

Thanks for your input! My experience has been mixed in terms of catering. Not surprisingly, the better experiences were more expensive. Since my fiance and I cannot spend a lot on this wedding, we'll likely end up having the reception meal at a Chinese restaurant, because it's the biggest bang for our buck. I will check out Asean Bistro and see, if they could do a wedding banquet well. I'll also be visiting Hunan Manor and any other restaurants reputed to have an authentic Chinese menu. I appreciate any leads any one could give me.

Howard or Anne Arundel County: Chinese wedding banquet venues?

Thanks for the suggestion! I agree. Grace Garden is very authentic and tasty, though a bit pricier than I'm used to paying for Chinese food. Next time my fiance and I are there we might ask the family, if they have ever considered catering. I'm not sure about their capacity to prepare enough food and deliver to a party of 100 people. That kitchen's pretty small and I think they have only one chef.

I still estimate that setting the reception dinner at a Chinese restaurant would be cheaper than catering. But I'm open to suggestions, if you all know any other options.

Howard or Anne Arundel County: Chinese wedding banquet venues?

Hi, fellow foodies!

My fiance and I are looking for a nice restaurant (or affordable caterer), who can make authentic Chinese cuisine at wedding banquet caliber for 100 people. We're hoping to hold the wedding ceremony in Columbia, MD and have the reception within 20 minutes, so out-of-towners won't get lost. However, growing up in DC, I know the most popular Chinese wedding banquet restaurants are in Montgomery County and DC/VA suburbs.

Anyone know some possibilities in Howard County or Anne Arundel County?

I'd be grateful for any leads!


All-you-can-eat salad buffet bar + soups/bread

Thanks, everyone, so much for your responses! Alas, I guess we'll just have to make do with Ruby Tuesday salads and home-made versions. Such as the sacrifices of moving. At least I know I'm in a friendly company of foodies! Thanks again!

All-you-can-eat salad buffet bar + soups/bread

My family just moved to Columbia, MD and we miss a restaurant called Sweet Tomatoes terribly. Sweet Tomatoes offers an extensive all-you-can-eat salad buffet with several fresh-made soups, breads, and simple desserts such as frozen yogurt, fruit, and jello -- all for about $12 in Atlanta. The restaurant is actually part of a chain based on the West Coast and along the southern part of the U.S. Another similar chain offered on the west coast is Fresh Choice.

Would anyone happen know if the Baltimore/Washington, DC area has a similar type of restaurant? We're really craving some awesome salad!


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