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Suggestions for informal rehearsal dinner in Santa Rosa or Headlsburg

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Mholtgrefe Dec 7, 2010 08:19 PM

Hello!! I'm from Oklahoma, getting married at the vintners inn, looking for a casual restaurant/winery to meet an greet guests with light apps to serve as informal rehearsal dinner. Up to 30 people but really want the Cali vibe, ambiance. Any suggestions please!! It would be for a Thursday evening.

  1. Melanie Wong Dec 7, 2010 08:35 PM

    If it's a time of year that you can serve outside, I'd pick Bovolo and spill out onto the patio. More info by clicking on the link.

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    Bovolo
    106 Matheson St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

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      Mholtgrefe Dec 8, 2010 06:58 PM

      It will be end of February. Just want fun low key but for the guests to feel the wine vibe and on their dime so they can come and go...

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        celeryroot Dec 9, 2010 03:35 AM

        do like Bovolo but I wouldnt suggest it for a rehersal dinner......it doesnt have much vibe. Inside is a counter and outside ok but not particularly inviting. You might contact a tasting room which cqrries numerous brqnds and arrange for apps ....they usually close early so a special closed party is possible. Also contact http://www.oakvillegrocery.com/stores... they have a great covered patio , heat lamps and fire place and very nice large choice of apps. Ive been to private parties there, in winter , and they did a very nice job and the vibe is great and its on the plaza. Also Spoon Bar would be a nice choice.

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        Bovolo
        106 Matheson St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

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      tom246 Dec 9, 2010 05:44 AM

      Barndiva in Healdsburg has a cool indoor and outdoor vibe and the food is delicious.
      http://www.barndiva.com/

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      Barndiva
      231 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

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        celeryroot Dec 9, 2010 06:33 AM

        Agreed

      2. tara Dec 10, 2010 08:05 PM

        How about Diavola, in Geyserville? It's casual yet spiffy enough for a rehearsal dinner. Great pizza and pasta.

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        Diavola
        21021 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville, CA 95441

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