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Rehearsal dinner in downtown Seattle

lisaf Nov 27, 2011 07:42 PM

My friend is planning her wedding from out of state and asked me for suggestions for her rehearsal dinner. The ceremony is at the new Four Seasons hotel, so ideally they'd like a place nearby for the out of town guests. Looking for a private room that can seat 60-70 people. They prefer something casual and are "open to anything from a brewery to an Italian restaurant."

My first thoughts were Gordon Biersch or Rock Bottom, not sure if either can accommodate a group that large. Maybe Il Fornaio? I personally love Il Terrazzo Carmine and Tulio, but again am not sure if either is casual enough or can handle a group that size.

Anything obvious that I'm forgetting, or something new that would fit the bill? Thanks for your suggestions.

The wedding is in July, so outdoor patios and decks would be a pleasant bonus.

Il Terrazzo Carmine
411 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

1100 5th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

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    akq Nov 29, 2011 02:58 PM

    You might check out Harborside - McCormick & Schmicks on Lake Union. They just did a big remodel and Chef Peter Birk (formerly of Ray's) is now there. I haven't been there since the changes, but I look forward to trying it out sometime.

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      Leper Nov 29, 2011 02:30 PM

      The Palace Ballroom (a Tom Douglas catering facility) should offer you a good venue with Chow-worthy food.

      1. gingershelley Nov 29, 2011 10:32 AM

        You might check in with The Red Lion hotel DT on 5th; not sure if they would have very chowhoundy menu options, but they have a HUGE deck - kind of a secret - which might make for a nice al-fresco evening, and right smak nearby

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          cocktailhour Nov 28, 2011 06:40 PM

          The Pink Door. Sommething along the Waterfront at least would be local as compared to Gordon Biersch or Rock Bottom. How about Ivars?

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