Need a GREAT venue for a 40th birthday bash in Fairfield County
And I don't have much time!!! Planning on having it on July 17th. Would love a venue with a nice view...maybe something close to Long Island Sound or on a lake. Not sure if I should go with a hall or a restaurant. The venue needs to be able to accommodate 65 people for dinner and dancing. I can have it anywhere between Stamford and New Haven, but would prefer somewhere between Norwalk and Milford. Any suggestions?
Metrogirl_nyc - I would recommend http://www.bankstreetevents.com/ in Stamford. Very close to 95 - extremely elegant and the food is slammin'! If that is what you're looking for. You are kind of cuttin' it close so they might already be booked - in which case I have no backup..... Good luck though!
Splash (Westport) may meet your "nice view" needs.
I've never eaten there but there are many threads that discuss them - - - verdict seems to be that some food is great and other dishes are just OK - - - but the views are what make it.
Inn at Longshore looks great.
Inn at Longshore @ 260 Compo Road S., Westport, CT 203 - 226 - 3316.
The Waters Edge at Giovanni's @ 2748 Post Road, Darien, Connecticut 203 - 325 - 9979.
What about North Haven. CT's premier wedding site.
Fantasia @ 404 Washington Ave., Route 5 N., North Haven CT 203 - 239 - 6652.
2748 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820
Be careful of the restaurant route if you are targeting a Sat night.
A recent poster in Fairfield County was searching some restaurants for a bday and beause a party can sometimes infringe on "regular" dinner seats (figure 2 - 3 seatings per table) the cost per person can be very high - - like $250 - $300 + to cover the cost of the lost seating.