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Jan 9, 2008 11:10 AM

Need venue for South Bay wedding reception

Any one here have any good suggestions recommendations for a place to hold an afternoon late lunch reception for 100-150 guests in the South Bay area? We are getting married in Palos Verdes and looking for restaurant/venue with a classy ambiance and good food.

Looks like a lot of hotels, country clubs have a 10am to 3pm time slot which doesn't work so well for us since we have a noon wedding.
Thanks chowhounders!

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  1. Try picking up a copy of "here comes the guide" for southern CA. You will get a lot of ideas there at different price points. Suggestions (not knowing your price range); Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, Marcello's Tuscany Room in SP, Palos Verdes Golf Club, the library at Veterans Park in Redondo Beach, Los Verdes Golf Club, Zazou in Redondo Beach. There are actually just too many to mention. They pretty much all have tasting events or private tastings so you can decide on the food. The book should really help.

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    1. re: Rizza

      Thanks, I'm looking at the online version... it's really helpful.

    2. Kind of different, but my cousin had her reception at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach and it was really cool. We had the place (and exhibits) to ourselves, but I think you have to bring in your own catering, which can be a good thing.

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          1. The Marmalade Cafe in Palos Verdes has an outdoor patio that is really beautiful. It is enclosed by a wall and has a separate entrance. I think there are two fireplaces, and I think it's very quaint. The food isn't out of this world, but it is very approachable, which is good for larger events. The price point is very attractive too, around $25-$30 for 2/3 course lunch, $35-$45 for dinner. The only draw back is that it's located in an outdoor mall, but once you are on the patio, I think it's worth it.