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mere07 Feb 25, 2009 07:16 AM

We are from out of town and getting married in Austin. Looking for rehearsal dinner venues. We are not that picky so any venue outside or inside would work. Traveling would not be a problem either. There will be about 60 people attending. I know Salt Lick is already booked for our date. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

  1. Homero Sep 22, 2009 02:03 PM

    I'm resurrecting this thread because I am now in this position. We wanted to do our rehearsal dinner at Moonshine, but the most they can handle is 48 people. I need a place that can handle around 60 people and is within walking distance of downtown. Parkside is a thought, but I would love to see if any hounds have some more ideas.

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    1. re: Homero
      patriciarae Sep 22, 2009 02:52 PM

      You might check out Louie's 106 - my daughter had her rehearsal dinner there - they have a big room downstairs.

      1. re: Homero
        bookgrrl72 Sep 25, 2009 06:57 PM

        Weeeellllll .... we had our rehearsal dinner at Threadgill's, but we had a lot of Yankees who enjoyed the novelty of chicken fried steak and the like. The plus side is that it was cheap as chips. The drawback, of course, was that it was Threadgill's food.

        1. re: bookgrrl72
          Homero Sep 28, 2009 09:48 AM

          At this point, if it can handle the size of the party, it's an option. I thought about Hoovers, but they don't have a room big enough for 60 people. I will look into Threadgills. Thanks for the tip.

          1. re: Homero
            tuckspop Oct 1, 2009 03:01 PM

            Serrano's downtown has a private room. I went to a college grad party there and it was great. The fajita's were very good. As usual their margarita's are great.

            1. re: tuckspop
              Homero Oct 2, 2009 01:56 PM

              Thanks for the info, I will look into it.

            2. re: Homero
              tuckspop Oct 1, 2009 03:02 PM

              Railroad BBQ has a venue just across the street from the Salt Lick in Driftwood. I like their BBQ better anyway. Great venue, either inside or outside.

              1. re: tuckspop
                Homero Oct 2, 2009 01:57 PM

                Driftwood would be a little too far out since rehearsal is out by Manor, but I'll definitely check it out next time I am out there

                1. re: Homero
                  tuckspop Oct 4, 2009 12:14 PM

                  Well, you mentioned the Salt Lick to start with. Sorry about that. Take a look at the Ghost Town in Manor. Looks like a fun place. google "ghost town in manor". Then just have the food catered. Would be something to remember.

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          jjs21582 Feb 25, 2009 08:26 AM

          You might want to check out Green Pastures:

          Green Pastures Restaurant
          811 W Live Oak St, Austin, TX 78704

          1. amykragan Feb 25, 2009 07:45 AM

            Did you try the new North Salt Lick in Round Rock?

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              mere07 Feb 25, 2009 07:53 AM

              We have not tried that one yet. Thats a great idea. Is that one BYOB as well?

              1. re: mere07
                amykragan Feb 25, 2009 10:01 AM

                No, they have a full bar but they do take credit cards unlike the driftwood locale.

              2. re: amykragan
                austinfood Feb 25, 2009 08:03 AM

                I haven't been to the RR Salt Lick, but if it's anything like the failed location on 360, they just take bad barbecue from the Driftwood location and ship it to the other location(s). Not at all Chowhoundish.

                1. re: austinfood
                  mere07 Feb 25, 2009 08:12 AM

                  Thanks for the info austinfood. I am not a fan of bad barbecue! Do you know any other BOYB venues in the area?

                  1. re: austinfood
                    austinfood Feb 25, 2009 08:46 AM

                    I'd call Eastside Cafe and see if their garden room can handle 60. I'm not sure about their corkage policy, but they do have very reasonably priced wines on a great list and their customer service is second to none.

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                  sheroxwfood Feb 25, 2009 07:27 AM

                  Z' Tejas on 6th is nice and you can rent the little house next door for a private venue. I had my wedding reception there and had about 75 people in attenence. Lots of selection for food. Good luck.

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                  1. re: sheroxwfood
                    missmitzi Feb 25, 2009 07:40 AM

                    My company had our Christmas party at Che Zee a few years ago. You can rent a separate building for the event. The atmosphere was nice and the food was good.

                    Chez Zee
                    5406 Balcones Dr., Austin, TX 78731

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