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Party venue in Richmond?

fasthorse Jan 5, 2011 06:51 AM

I need to host a bridal shower in Richmond in April- thinking an afternoon affair with small bites and wine for about 25 people. I don't live in Richmond so am somewhat clueless. Any ideas?

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    Abby0105 Jan 5, 2011 10:43 AM

    I've been to two or three showers at Feathernesters. They do a cute afternoon tea, but no wine.

    Barrel Thief, which is a wine store, serves light fare. I haven't tried The Wine Loft in Short Pump, but it seems to specialize in small bites and wine.

    For restaurants, I think Cous Cous could handle a group that size. They serve yummy small plates.

    That's what comes to mind for small bites - hope it helps!





    Barrel Thief
    5805 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23226

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      fasthorse Jan 6, 2011 05:41 PM

      Thanks for the reply! I will check into those places.

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        princsoreo Jan 7, 2011 07:38 AM

        If you haven't, look into getting a copy of Richmond Bride. It has a directory of "reception sites" in the back, but it also has a lot of restaurants with smaller capacities listed that would be good for showers. You can probably get a copy online at www.richmondmagazine.com

        Other suggestions:
        Can Can
        Chez Foushee (neat restaurant that specializes in catering/hosting special events at their restaurant
        )Tarrant's (we did a work party there w/just apps and it was really nice)
        You might check into Lemaire at The Jefferson
        Bin 22
        Also maybe Fleming's

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        szkochop Jan 7, 2011 08:02 AM

        Try the Boathouse, which is on the James River overlooking downtown Richmond. The food is OK but the location is spectacular

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          princsoreo Jan 7, 2011 08:32 AM

          Good suggestion! I think they have an upstairs room apart from the main restaurant where you can host events.

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            szkochop Jan 8, 2011 05:59 AM

            Yes, they do

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