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Jan 4, 2011 01:53 PM

Need BRIDAL SHOWER Venue Ideas!!!

I'm looking for an elegant but affordable bridal shower venue for about 45-50 people in the DC area for brunch or tea. Having a real issue with budget! Want it to be nice but need to keep it well under $30 a person. Please help!!!! I'm out of town and need ideas!

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  1. If you don't mind a more Asian tea, perhaps check out Ching Ching Cha. They have special events menus on the website that might fit the budget. Other than that I can't think of anything within your budget.

    Ching Ching Cha
    1063 Wisconsin Ave NW Ste B, Washington, DC 20007

    1. I wonder if ACKC chocolate on 14th could do something? They do fun events, so may be willing to do private events, and hot cocoa plus chocolate nibbles might be affordable.

      1. La Bergerie in Old Town Alexandria might be able to do something for you. They have a nice room that will accomodate the group and will work with you on the menu. I know their website shows a lprivate event unch menu for $26/person, so for a brunch or tea, you might be able to arrange something less expensive. It's a bit old-fashioned but still a consistent, pleasant spot.

        La Bergerie
        218 N. Lee Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

        1. Most of the high tea places in DC are, unfortunately, not well under that $30 mark. Cafe Promenade does a fine tea for $28 per person. But, with gratuity added for you large group, it would be over your budget. Places like the tearoom at the Willard Continental and the Mandarin Oriental tip into the over $30 a person mark even before gratuity.

          Something that might be fun is Coco Sala, a dessert restaurant specializing in chocolate. They offer private dining and might be willing to work out some sort of prix fixe menu for your group. Another option might be Bistro Francais in Georgetown. I once went to a bridal shower here, somewhat feminine and (obviously) French vibe and the prices are reasonable.

          Good luck!

          Cafe Promenade
          5225 Pooks Hill Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814

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          1. re: dckw

            Where in DC - and does it need to be Metro accessible, near airports or someone's home, etc.?

          2. I would call around and see if places can do anything special for a group that large---that's a really big group for a normal restaurant. Maybe Darlington House or Cafe Dupont (they have a private room that is nice where I've actually seen bridal showers being held around brunch time).

            Darlington House
            Washington, DC, Washington, DC

            Cafe Dupont
            1343 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036