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october2007 Jan 9, 2007 11:12 PM

I'm trying very hard to find a venue for a rehearsal dinner for around 65 people IN the district. Would like to be close to downtown. We've checked with OEG and Chef Geoff's Downtown - they don't have a space the right size with a private room, which is what we want. Also looked into Clyde's and SeaCatch - both get pretty pricy for that many people. Looked into M&S, but my fiance is not crazy about that idea. We are going with an Irish theme, so we are trying to avoid ethnic foods - indian, mediterranean, mexican, italian. Would LOVE some suggestions!

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    MrsWheatie Jan 11, 2007 07:26 PM

    When planning our wedding I found that the DC area board on "The Knot" website was very helpful. You should try posting there, the posters are very helpful.

    http://talk.theknot.com/BOARDS/ShowFo...

    We had our RD at Austin Grill in Bethesda.

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      unicorn633 Jan 11, 2007 05:39 PM

      Why not try a hall with a private caterer. Something like the Reagan Building or DAR(Daughters of the American Revolution). An art Museum like the Phillips Collection might also do something.

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        chiefwino Jan 11, 2007 04:52 AM

        Yikes! I agree that this might be tough to find a private space big enough for your needs....most private rooms these days in newer spots seem to hold max 30-40 people and prix fixe menus generally start at least $50 for just the food.

        check out this website, it might help you find a space big enough at least

        www.where-events.com

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          GregJ Jan 10, 2007 02:56 PM

          How about the Irish pub-type place on 7th Street just north of Chinatown?

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          1. re: GregJ
            jpschust Jan 11, 2007 01:38 PM

            You're thinking of Fado

          2. jpschust Jan 10, 2007 01:11 PM

            I'd contact Dean at Dino to see if they could do something for you for the evening. I know they've done things like that before.

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              october2007 Jan 10, 2007 01:09 PM

              Clydes is going to add up to around $8,000 for 65 people...I think we could do better than that!

              1. DanielK Jan 10, 2007 12:30 AM

                If Clyde's is too pricy, I don't think you're going to find what you're looking for. That's about the LEAST expensive restaurant in the downtown area that's big enough for your needs.

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