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private restaurant space for wedding?

Thanks for all the replies! We're going with Elephant Walk :)

Mar 05, 2009
emrw in Greater Boston Area

private dinner space for 15-20 people

Hello wonderful chowhounds,
I'm looking for a restaurant that is both t-accessible and has parking (though limited/slightly costly parking is okay, as long as it exists) for a private dinner for 15-20 people on a Friday night in June. This is for a wedding rehearsal dinner, in case that matters. Nothing too fancy, but something yummy. We're looking to spend probably about $30-$60 per person (not including drinks) but will take recommendations just out of that price range as well.

We're semi-foodies, so anything delicious would be great, but we were thinking of trying to find someplace in the North End since my fiance's family is Italian. We live in the Somerville/Cambridge area and people will probably be staying in Cambridge so we don't want to go too far from there but are okay with something that's relatively close on the t.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!! Thank you in advance :)

Mar 05, 2009
emrw in Greater Boston Area

private restaurant space for wedding?

Thanks for the reply! I'm glad to hear such a positive response about Elephant Walk. I'm guessing you held it at the one in Cambridge? Obviously that's the one we're looking into as well... I've already contacted them and am waiting to hear back. If you don't mind answering a few questions about your experience there, I would greatly appreciate! I'll write them here but if you are willing to answer but would rather do so privately please let me know.

How many people did you have? How much did you end up spending (approximately) per person? Did you include wine (or any other drinks)? Did the space you use seem to have room for walking around? We'd definitely like to encourage mingling!

Thanks again!

Jan 15, 2009
emrw in Greater Boston Area

private restaurant space for wedding?

I just edited the above to say so, but we weren't factoring in the tips and drinks with the range I listed above. Around $80 would be better. We're definitely fine with (even expecting/hoping for) a limited menu, and would love a place that we could "take over." The problem is we will probably have to work with a Saturday night, which I know can be way more difficult in terms of this! Thanks for your response :)

Jan 15, 2009
emrw in Greater Boston Area

private restaurant space for wedding?

Hello -
My fiance and I are planning on getting married with just our immediate families present and then hope to have a gathering with our family and close friends soon after. We're hoping to find a restaurant in the Cambridge/Somerville/Arlington/maaybe Boston/etc area that will allow us to have a private gathering with about 100 people. Having a private space is important to us, as we hope to have a sort of re-affirmation of our vows/ceremony of sorts as well as a full dinner. We love food so somewhere that has delicious eats is important to us! We're hoping to find somewhere we could get a full dinner for about $30-60 (we'll look into a bit above that...) per person. We live in Somerville and would optimally like to stay close by--hence the Cambridge etc area. Somewhere that is decently easy to get to and has at least some parking would be ideal. So far, we're considering Elephant Walk just because we like their food... Other ideas would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!!

edit: The $30-$60 range listed above wouldn't include drinks or tips. :)

Jan 15, 2009
emrw in Greater Boston Area