Bay Area Reception
My fiancee and I are looking for a good restaurant for about 200 guests. It seems like most people are looking for something smaller in the 100 range. We found some venues for Chinese Banquets but they don't have enough parking to accomodate us. But we're open to anything! Please help!
btw, as anyone tried East Ocean in Emeryville for a banquet lately? I remember going there ages ago and it was forgettable...
If you go with one of the places in Chinatown (Great Eastern, R&G Lounge) your guests can park in the Portsmouth Square garage. Otherwise, I think you'll need to go out to the burbs.
Did I read your post correctly that you don't necessarily want a Chinese banquet, just a restaurant that can handle 200 guests?
While helping a friend shop venues for a (much smaller) wedding a while back, I came upon this website: http://www.sfpdv.com/
It is a list of several San Francisco restaurants that do buyouts or private dining (not comprehensive -- e.g. missing Yank Sing), and as you'll see, some are more touristy/corporate spots, but it's worth a look as it might stimulate some ideas at least.
Other idea, although costly, would be to look at a venue like the Academy of Sciences which has a great restaurant (Moss Room) that offers catering and can seat a huge number of people.
Try Retsaurant Peony -- parking garage below
Banquet menus on their website (I think)
388 9th St Ste 288, Oakland, CA 94607