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16th Birthday Party - North Shore

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Where is a good place to hold a 20-30 person 16th birthday party? Not too expensive. Private room. Possibly able to play music/dance. North Shore, Route 1 area. Or maybe a suggestion for a small hall to rent and have food catered.

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  1. is this a party for family or kids? Do you want something like Bostonville Grille with video games and activities or more of a gathering with sit down meal? Fancy or casual?

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    1. re: chompie

      I'd like more of a casual gathering for 15-16 year olds. Sit down or buffet. Room for them to get together and talk. Possibly a small hall to rent and bring in food. We used to have great birthdays at Bostonville, but after age 11 they said they were too old. I think Bostonville is closed now. Good idea though!

    2. You could try the Beverly Golf and Tennis club. Not sure what the going rate is, but it's not far from Rte. 1 and I've been to a couple of functions here and they do a fabulous job. The last one had a DJ and dancing..so I know that is doable.
      Teresa's in Middleton does nice functions..but I think they may have a 30 person minimum.
      Other places on route 1 to try that have function rooms are Prince Pizza ( inexpensive), Hilltop ( which does a surprisingly good job on functions.
      The problem I think you will run into with a lot of restaurants that have function rooms is that they have a minimum..and that minimum may be 30-40. I have also been to functions at The Continental on Rte. 1 as well.
      For non restaurant options..I would look into local KofC or Elks . Usually you can get a function room for minimum cost and bring in your own food.

      1. Sylvan Street grill in Peabody has a small function room and a great menu, popular spot for a teen party and still options for adults. try the Tavern in the square in Salem.

        1. Also in Beverly, the Franco American Club at 44 Park Street has a large room they rent out and can even supply a bartender for any event. I would say it is the cheapest alternative but a very nice space. Plenty of parking across the street.

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          1. re: drewinmrblhd

            Calitris has a nice small room in the back and reasonbably priced buffet menus. dont know about music, although i have heard it from the downstairs room.. My nephew wanted all his birthdays to be at FIre and Ice, teens love it, but its in cambridge and i havent been there.. I love Ocean View in Gloucester where i got married. and the teens at my wedding loved the pool table, and the ocean and i had music, but dont know if you can have small groups. i'll keep thinking...