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Wedding rehearsal dinner in Conshy area

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idia Nov 18, 2007 01:48 PM

Besides Viggiano's, can you name an Italian place nearby that has a private room for 35(not a BYOB) or should I just stick with Viggiano's??

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    Major504 Nov 18, 2007 03:49 PM

    Gettin' hitched?? If so....Congrats.

    I must admit....I had my rehearsal dinner at Maggiano's in KOP. Yes...I bowed to the big ol' chain. Here's the good news. It's a reheasal....so you may people from all over who may or may not be 'hounds. This place will satisfy virtually everyone. Prices are more than reasonable. Bar service has numerous well priced options. They have 4 private rooms which can fit your party, and are more than comfortable. They'll play your own music if you ask and provide. My dinner was for 38 adults...and we had way too much food, drank heavily (open bar option), and brought it in under $1800.00. Service was very good, and when I asked for discretion involving numerous issues...they handled it perfectly.

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      idia Nov 18, 2007 05:53 PM

      Thanks Major, but the family needs to be right in Conshohocken and no, it isn't my wedding, but thanks for the good wishes.

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        OlderPhiladelphian Nov 18, 2007 08:19 PM

        Well, if your family needs to be right in Conshohocken then you have no other choice but Viggiano's. If, however, you are willing to go outside even only a mile then I might have some recommendations for you, but right now your requirements are impossible.

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      becky315 Nov 19, 2007 06:49 AM

      We had our rehearsal dinner @ Viggianos, and were happy with everything. However, this was 5 years ago, before all of the changes/construction/etc. My husband's company is having a Christmas dinner there for about 25 people in early Dec, so I'll be able to re-evaluate everything then. But here's what I would say based on our experience:
      The folks at Viggianos were very accomocating to us, as we had to have our rehearsal very early (3:30) so dinner was at 5pm on a Friday. They let us drop off our wine ahead of time, so the white was chilled when we arrived. We also had place cards (due to very bitterly divorced parents in the same room) and they had no problems setting up the tables to accommodate my wishes. As far as the food goes, I believe we had 2 entree choices, with 1 side dish. We got the lasagna and Chicken Marsala as our entress, and both were a hit with everyone there (no vegetarians in our group luckily). And I think we got just a plain pasta as our side dish. The bruchetta appetiser was a huge hit as well. As Major504 mentioned about Maggianos, you can also get the "crowd-pleasing" dishes here, which is what we did. There are some more interesting choices as well though - I believe their website has a list of all of the options. We had also considered Maggianos in KOP, but found that their minimum head-count for a dinner was more than we had, so it would have turned out to be much more expensive if we had gone to Maggianos. Overall, we were very pleased w/ our rehearsal dinner. Hope this is helpful!

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        idia Nov 19, 2007 06:58 AM

        Becky:
        You have been extremely helpful.
        Our hands are tied, unfortunately and Viggiano's seemed like the best on a list that didn't please me.
        The bride is insistent that it be in Conshohocken right near her church.
        Viggiano's seems to best fit that requirement.

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          becky315 Nov 19, 2007 11:11 AM

          Well, I know how some brides can be, so good luck - I hope they haven't changed too much! It's probably been over a year since we've even had dinner there, so I hope things are good (although I've read some posts to the contrary). But I am definitely anxious to see how things go for us at our holiday dinner... I'll definitely follow up w/ another post then!

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            idia Nov 19, 2007 11:38 AM

            Thanks. I am grateful to you.

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