Light reception for 100, near Mt. Auburn
I am helping to plan a reception after a memorial service for around 100 people. The service is at Mr. Auburn Cemetary. I have talked to some caterers, and a few venues; @ mt. auburn (expensive to rent) and the new VFW in Cambridge (unfortunately booked).
We are open to restaurants, halls or other ideas. We would like to stay around $2000 if possible for a light luncheon (sandwiches, salad, cookies and non-alcoholic drinks).
Any ideas would be wonderful.
Thanks so much!
Not much that big around there. Conley's Pub. Donohue's pub also. Stellina.
47 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472
164 Belmont St, Watertown, MA 02472
maybe try the MIT faculty club. nice views of the river and Boston, depending on the date/time, might be easy to park along memorial dirve
Your day of week and time of day are critical needed info to help you best! Most rental places do not have tables and are expensive but Habitat in Belmont is a lovely spot and may be affordable for just this short type of event. They have a list of caterers but might also be willing to allow drop off of sandwiches w/ minimum staff. maybe. worth calling them.
otherwise, call a good sandwich place like dave's pasta in somerville or strip T's in watertown; they may know of a city park nearby w/ picnic tables and chairs.
some less expensive spots for catering: the National Heritage Museum in Lexington has tables and chairs and AC; The Griffin Museum in winchester is v. nice and fairly cheap (but has no tables).Another cheap one, The Concord Scout House, is in concord.The Camb. Boat House is also nearby. Sometimes Unitarian churches are possible (center of Harv Sq; watertown square)
Lastly, if it's a day or time of day when the right size restnt is normally closed, maybe that could work out.