Small (10-20) wedding reception and/or ceremony in an excellent restaurant
I've found a few posts regarding this topic, but they all seem to be about a year old. Does anyone have any personal experience with a wedding ceremony and/or reception in a private room of a restaurant? So far on my list are Les Zygomates, Upstairs on the Square, Mistral, L'Espalier, No. 9 Park, Oleana and Umbria. Any tips or advice would be much appreciated!
$100pp is just fine, and I would consider a decent amount more - there really won't be many (if any) other expenses than the food, as the food and the ceremony itself are all that really matter to me!
I don't feel the need to regulate the menu, but maybe having the option to have one special dish or something might be nice. Also, I loathe fondant so places with a really good dessert track record are a plus...
i think you really want a special atmosphere for this occasion and on that quality alone, i think NO for oleana.
i would steer you towards a small place that might take your group on their normally closed day. for a comfortable and attractive room and wonderful food and friendly staff that will welcome you and make you feel special, i think immed'ly of EVOO and Gargoyles, both in Somerville.