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Feb 25, 2009 07:16 AM

Rehearsal dinner recs

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!

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  1. 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

      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

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

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      1. re: amykragan

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

        1. re: mere07

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

        2. re: amykragan

          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

            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

              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.

          2. You might want to check out Green Pastures:

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

            1. 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

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

                1. re: Homero

                  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

                    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

                      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

                        Thanks for the info, I will look into it.

                      2. re: Homero

                        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

                          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

                            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.