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May 7, 2009 08:26 AM

Private Party for 120 near Pelican Hill, Please help


I have am planning a private party for about 100-120 for a corporate event at Pelican Hill. We need to do a seated dinner in the area (not at the resort) one of the nights. Does anyone have any suggestions? Restaurants, Country Clubs, or other hotels that are about a 15 min. drive or less from the resort?

Thank You!!!

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  1. Turnip Rose Catering has an event site nearby. Location is slightly weird (across the street from Triangle square at the end of the 55) but is easily accessible with plentiful parking. I've used them a few times before, and while not exactly cheap, I think their prices were reasonable for the level of service and quality they provide.

    Turnip Rose - Grand Newport Plaza
    1901 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA

    1. Depending on your budget, but if you want to really impress with bling-bling, a nearby choice might be Mastro's Ocean Club, at the Crystal Cove shopping area on PCH. I have no idea if they have a private room but a guaranteed booking of 120 they'd probably be happy to accomodate you one way or the other.

      1. Try The Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach.

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        1. re: Philly

          Agree! The Balboa Bay Club setting is wonderful. Food at the First Cabin restaurant is excellent, so I would guess that a catered event would also be very good.

          Another thought! Bistango Restaurant in Irvine serves excellent food in a very pretty atmosphere. Due to their atrium location, thay can do parties of virtually any size. Their steaks, chops...and pretty much all, is very good!

          Mastro's Ocean Club is really expensive, and I don't think worth it!

          1. re: josephnl

            Third for the BBC. Was just at a fundraiser Sunday night and the food and service were really amazing considering they were serving such a large group.