Rehearsal dinner near Columbus, OH airport
I'm looking for a site for a rehearsal dinner near the Columbus airport. The challenges are:
1) About 50 people
2) Not too exotic (prefer Italian, American, etc.) (I would have loved the Indian Oven, but that was deemed "too adventurous")
3) It's on a Saturday night in late June (the same weekend as Comfest & Pride weekend)
4) Around $20/person
5) Not buffet. Family-style serving would be good.
6) Preferably not a chain
7) Near Easton would be ideal
8) Wonderful food
Is this possible? Thanks for any suggestions.
I have been looking for the same thing, however in September...It is really hard to find a place to seat over 40...We have 65+ people and I have called EVERY restaurant in Columbus..Literally!!! So here are some that I called, that were not available date wise...Brio in Easton, Bexley Monk, G Michaels, Lindeys(really fun) in German Village, Mitchells Steakhouse, Columbus fish market, River Club at Confluence park, Barcelona, Gorden & Beirsch, Hyde Park Steakhouse(pricey), Clarmont(old style steakhouse). I will get my list out and send you the rest...I know all of these have private dining and I have spoken to all of them...Dates go quickly, as I am having a hard time finding a place for September...I hope this helps..Also they are all willing, if they don't have availability to give you suggestions...
Thank you! We wanted Brio, but they have a $2000 or $2500 minimum for their 45 person room. Totally understandable, but a little out of our range. :( Right now, the only strong contender was the restaurant at the Easton Hilton. I've been there for conventions & the food was decent, but I'd rather something zippier. The transportation issue for lots of out-of-town guests is part of the complication; the hotel will shuttle folks to Easton.
Good luck with your search. If you think Indian food might work, the Indian Oven is going to be have a party room soon & I think the owner said it would fit 65. Great food, plenty of parking, friendly owner...