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Aug 11, 2010 04:38 PM

Rehearsal Dinner in Mobile Alabama Area

Our son is getting married in Mobile AL next spring and the rehearsal dinner is on us. I know I am a bit ahead of the curve but better now than a week before the wedding! I am looking for a nice hall or preferably a restaurant that can accommodate 30 - 40 people and if I am paying I guess I get to choose the menu and that would be (1) classic southern (2) local seafood or (3) italian
Please let me know your thoughts - Thanks

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  1. The Pillars is outstanding. Good luck.

    The Pillars @ 1757 Government St., Mobile, AL 251 - 471 - 3411.

    Thank you for considering The Pillars for your special occasion!

    The Pillars has set the standard in Fine Dining in Mobile for over 30 years, using only the freshest ingredients. In addition to offering lunch and dinner six days a week, we also cater weddings and private parties. Our owners Regina and Matt Shipp have owned restaurants in Mobile for over 13 years.

    The Pillars is centrally located in Midtown Mobile in a beautifully refurbished house, originally built in 1904. With over 7,000 square feet of dining space, as well as an outside courtyard that sits under the draping oaks on historic Government Street, The Pillars is the perfect setting for exquisite and elegant events as well as casual and relaxed parties.

    The Pillars offers catering at any location in Mobile or Baldwin counties. Please contact a member of our management staff to set up an appointment to plan your party or catering needs. Private rooms are available for any size group; the entire restaurant can be reserved for groups of 150 or more. Unlike most facilities, there is never a rental or set-up fee at The Pillars.

    Give us a call! Our friendly staff is ready to help  with your special event and welcome you for dinner.

    With 7,000 square feet of elegance and outdoor dining,
    The Pillars has the perfect setting for your special event.
    Private rooms are available for gatherings from 2 to 50 guests. Larger parties may reserve the entire first or second floor. We accomodate up to 300 for seated dinners and 450 for standing receptions.

    Email or call Regina Shipp
    251.471.3411 | 251.751.6164  |  251.604.7478

    4 Replies
    1. re: Littleman

      Not exactly getting run over with ideas or options for this event, thanks for your reply. We will be going back out in a few weeks and see what we can find and may come by and check out The Pillars

      1. re: bigbob

        I like The Pillars too. I have a good friend from Mobile who should be well-versed on this subject as she's a lovely social butterfly - I'll ask her and get back with you.

        1. re: deepfriedkudzu

          Another friend tells me that The Pillars has closed.

          1. re: deepfriedkudzu

            Okay - The Pillars has indeed closed.

            Here's what my lovely-lovely friend offered:

            "Felix's on the causeway - they are owned by the same people as Ruths Chris.

            Ruths Chris would be another option.

            Alot of people have theirs catered at the Ezell House. it has a nice outside and inside area. Would not work for a sit down rehearsal dinner, but a friend of mine had hers there and it was really fun.

            The Battlehouse hotel has a restaurant called the Terrace. I have never been there, but I'm sure it is good.

            I've also heard of people catering them at the Mobile Museum of Art."

            She is wonderful and I would take any advice she gives. I know for a fact (as I've been there) that Felix's and Ruth's Chris are great. BigBob, I hope this helps!

    2. A friend I trust said to look into Cafe 615. It's a nice restaurant that also caters weddings. Good luck.

      Cafe 615 @ 615 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 251 - 432 - 8434.

      Cafe 615
      615 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602

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      1. re: Littleman

        I really appreciate the responses and will look into all of your suggestions. Someone also mentioned the Original Oyster House on the causeway as an option. It is rated very well but not sure if it would work for a rehearsal dinner, any thoughts on that place?

        Original Oyster House
        3733A Battleship Pkwy, Spanish Fort, AL 36527

        1. re: bigbob

          Original Oyster House has the newer and nicest facilites. Felix's has a great atmosphere but the facilites are not comparable with OOH. The food is probably best at Felix's. The private dining rooms at OOH overlook Mobile Bay. I trust Kudzu but my choice would be OOH. Either one would be fine. You just have to make a choice. Good luck.

          Original Oyster House @ 3733 Battleship Pkwy., Mobile, AL 251 - 626 - 2188.

          Original Oyster House
          3733A Battleship Pkwy, Spanish Fort, AL 36527

      2. Try Noja! It's great, and can be reserved for private parties.

        6 1/2 1/2 Jackson St N, Mobile, AL 36602