Restaurant Patio/Tea Suggestions
I'm planning a baby shower in the DC/NOVA/MD area and am in URGENT need to solidify a location as soon as possible. There will be about 40 people in attendance and it'll be held on a Saturday during the afternoon timeframe.
I'm seeking a nice restaurant that can host 40 people on an outside patio/garden area or in a nice private dining room. It's my intent for the shower to be a tea, so I'd prefer a nice outside location with a great lunch/brunch menu (somewhere that will serve more than finger sandwiches). My budget is roughly $800.
If you've dined somewhere or held an event similiar to this one please send me the location. I've searched most of the boutique hotels and tea rooms, but I haven't found anything that can accomodate 40 people or my budget.
Any suggestions are much appreciated!!!!
Ack, thats probably about how many people Natalia's Elegant Creations in Falls Church can hold total, but they do high tea...and maybe she can let you guys have the place for a private event. not sure.
I wrote about them on dcfud.com at some point.
You might check with the Tea Cellar (Park Hyatt, Washington, DC). I've only had tea indoors there, but they do have a large (and lovely) patio area w/ a gorgeous fountain where I've had dinner (Blue Duck Tavern Restaurant). For tea, the food selection may be limited (they do made-to-order finger sandwiches) and have a dessert bar, but maybe they can put together something special for you.
Park Hyatt Washington
24 And M Streets, Nw Washington, DC
You might check with the Tabard Inn they do lots of special events there, and it is't normally super expensive. I
f you can travel a little 2941 might accommodate you and their spaces while not outside are lovely.
I would also call Proof, they do events on their patio.
Also a tea is also pretty easy to prepare for, a lot of condo buildings have really pretty private spaces, maybe someone on the party list might suggest theirs? Just because your budget is fairly tight for that many people.