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seeking southern NH facility for holiday party

dfrostnh Nov 9, 2009 02:00 AM

Help! We're looking for a small hall to hold a club holiday party (25-50 people) on a Sat night in January preferably in the Manchester NH area but Nashua to Concord considered. Due to travel distance, some members need to rent a hotel room for the night so a hotel facility or a nearby hotel is necessary. For the past few years the party has been held in a private room at a billiards bar in Nashua. Members enjoyed cash bar but food was expensive and mediocre. We need a facility that allows alcohol to be brought in or can provide a cash bar. Food preferences are fairly basic - good grub, reasonably priced. Members are more the casual bbq and pizza type.

I have a lead on a facility in Manchester so I need recommendations for a caterer.Thanks!

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  1. whs Nov 9, 2009 03:05 PM

    They used to cater for the Currier--the Chateau:

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      PutneySwope Nov 9, 2009 05:53 PM

      Try CR Sparks in Bedford. They have private rooms and different menus. There is a very nice Hampton Inn nearby and they can help arrange transportation to the restaurant.

      The price might be out of your range, but give them a call.

      We had a wonderful private party there.

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        hummingbird Nov 10, 2009 06:24 PM

        I've never been to a function here, but this may be something to look into.

        It is the Crowne Plaza in Nashua:


        Crowne Plaza
        RR 372, Cromwell, CT 06416

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          MichellePC Nov 30, 2009 04:03 PM

          Hey DFrost - I'm actually working on an article regarding local people who are holding a budget-friendly holiday party. Would you be interested in answering a few questions on the side for the story? Thanks!

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            dfrostnh Dec 1, 2009 04:49 AM

            I might not be any help. My son requested my help in finding a new location. He is about to become president of his mostly guys but family friendly motor vehicle club. At this point, I'm not sure they are even going to have a party in early 2010. They tend to be last minute planners. I've saved the above leads and made more inquiries because they will probably decide at their January meeting that 'oh yeah, when are we having our party?". I was willing to help because the menu at the last holiday party was pitiful.
            I also belong to a small club, part of an international organization. We usually do a potluck at a member's home. That, I can answer questions on, but basically, it's a traditional pot luck with a twist on the traditional Yankee swap. (limit $10)

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