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NYC Bridal Shower Ideas

Looking for a nice place to hold a bridal shower for my sister . . . wanted to have it at Alice's Tea Cup, but the private room isn't available. Would liek to do a bruch or tea menu. Lady Mendel's is a bit more that I would like to speind ($50/ per person). Alice's Tea cup at $25/ person was perfect! Let me know if you have any suggestions!

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  1. Are you looking to rent out a place, or just secure a table?

    Maybe Elephant and Castle? Or Pink Tea Cup?

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    1. re: piccola

      If you love the way Alice's looks, you will adore Kings, they also have a high tea or you can have a meal. It is this quaint little carriage house converted into a restaurant In the middle of an Upper East Side Street.
      Kings' Carriage House
      251 E. 82nd Street

      I have been to Alice's a few times and to Kings, I think Kings is much nicer and in your price range does a better party. At Alice's I hate all the commotion and confusion when you enter especially when you are there to attend a party.

      Kings is not like that, it has a quieter more beautiful entrance and front room when you enter. It's filled with antiques and they have a couple of private rooms upstairs for small parties. Or a room on the main floor in the back garden. It looks like the Ralph Lauren store with all the antiques and fresh flowers everywhere and the little rooms are beautifully decorated with antique dining tables.

      I had my birthday party there and I was so happy with the place!

    2. would like to have a private room somewhere -- there will probably be 20 people

      1. did a nice one for my friend at Cornelia Street Cafe. brunch was good and not expensive. they gave us back room, private. everyone seemed to love it.

        1. I attended a really nice baby shower brunch at Supper. There were about 15 people there, but definitely room for up to to 10-15 more. It's a private room--pretty and set up nicely. We were able to choose from the entire menu and they served a first course of salad and second course of lemon spaghetti before the main dish.

          1. The Pasanella wine shop on Front Street has a lovely private room. Not sure what your budget is or their rates are. (I really like Cornelia Street Cafe mentioned in another post and they have a downstairs you can rent if there are no cabaret performances. Plus the back room with the fireplace is really nice too).

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            1. re: financialdistrictresident

              Danal is quaint and charming. I haven't been there in awhile, how is it these days?

            2. Danal has a lovely upstairs parlor in the back and the food is terrific.

              1. Just found this site, with a list of all tea houses by location, check out the ones with private rooms or that you can rent out entirely. I think there are a bunch of options that have tea services for $30 or less, Arium for instance. http://www.teamap.com

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                1. re: jsgjewels

                  I would recommend Franchia on Park and 34th for something delicious and different. It is an excellent Asian vegetarian tea spot. I've seen a lot of bridal showers there.

                  1. re: jackieparis

                    Call AnnaLia, new owner at the Country Cafe. Lovely, small and she is wonderful.
                    Country Cafe
                    69 Thompson St
                    New York, NY 10012-4368View Map
                    (212) 966-5417
                    Directions: C, E at Spring St.