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Help - Need Suggestions for Dinner Party in Orange County

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bobbarkerbilly Dec 15, 2008 09:28 PM

My fiancee and I are going to have a small wedding celebration / dinner party in a few weeks with about a dozen of our closest friends. We are strapped for cash and need to find a place that's fairly reasonable because our guests will be paying for themselves. I personally would like to find a place that has a private area for our group, seeing as we might get a little rowdy, but any suggestions would be most welcome and greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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  1. OCKevin RE: bobbarkerbilly Dec 15, 2008 09:31 PM

    If it's not booked already, you may want to inquire with the Clubhouse in Costa Mesa - they have private rooms of all sizes. Not sure what your budget is however.

    1. JAB RE: bobbarkerbilly Dec 16, 2008 05:14 AM

      You could reserve the big table at Shin Sen Gumi. It's like it's own part of the restaurant and you can get pretty rowdy in there and virtually go unnoticed.

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        lawdog262 RE: bobbarkerbilly Dec 16, 2008 10:07 AM

        Not sure that economizing and private room are ever a good fit. For the two occasions where I hosted a party in a private room I chose Antonello in South Coast Plaza Village and both were great experiences.

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          LegallyBlonde RE: bobbarkerbilly Dec 16, 2008 04:02 PM

          Eva's in Laguna Beach. Carribean food, laid-back colorful atmosphere and they will arrange a deal for a large party. No private room, but the place is small and you may be able to take it over. It's not "fancy", but it's good for a party.

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            nmw RE: LegallyBlonde Dec 16, 2008 06:06 PM

            Eva's is a great idea! I live up the hill from this place in South Laguna on PCH. You could do some beach photo opps before dinner across the road, go a little north to table rock road, there is a stairway down to the beach, nice waves splashing on rocks. good luck!

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