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Bridal Shower, scenic Boston (lots of out of town guests)

villager21 Apr 27, 2011 06:38 AM

Hey everyone,

I'm planning a bridal shower where a lot of the guests are coming from out of town so we want to pick somewhere that is scenic Boston and in a fun area for tourists to walk around and enjoy the city (Faneuil Hall, etc)...

We're expecting between 30-40 people for brunch/lunch so we'll need a private room at a restaurant or a hotel.

Trick is, we want to keep the price per head to $30 or less.

Any advice?


  1. gini Apr 27, 2011 07:35 AM

    Does Sam's do private events? The food is average-ish and the view is gorgeous.

    1. Bob Dobalina Apr 27, 2011 07:14 AM

      Advice is that you are probably going to have to compromise on one or more of these conditions.

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      1. re: Bob Dobalina
        Blumie Apr 27, 2011 07:21 AM

        Actually, Mistral -- one of the priciest places around -- will do a brunch buffet in the Salon Room for $40/head (before drinks, tax and tip), so it might be possible to find a place that'll do it in the OP's price range. I'd try calling one of the seaport-area hotels. Maybe even Sel de la Terre. Maybe the Marriott Long Wharf, where I wouldn't expect the food to be Mistral quality, but which otherwise might satisfy the OP's requirements.

        1. re: Blumie
          Bob Dobalina Apr 27, 2011 07:32 AM

          That's a great suggestion, and exactly what I was thinking - you're going to pretty much have to pay at least $40/pp for any sort of function in the Boston area that's "nice" with a private room.

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