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gidget1234 Dec 29, 2011 12:00 PM

Hi Chow Hounders!

I'm looking for a venue in SF for 50+ people to celebrate our elopement!

My wish list: private, drinks, food (passed hors d'oeuvres, buffet style), possibility for dancing, awesome ambiance.

My budget: would like to spend no more than $3 - 4,000. The cheaper the better. Willing to give up on the dancing if need be.

Any thoughts in or outside of the box would be greatly appreciated!!!

Thanks everyone!

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    foodeye RE: gidget1234 Dec 29, 2011 01:20 PM

    Maybe you can get options here: http://www.opentable.com/info/banquet...

    Or here: http://www.sfpdv.com/

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      gidget1234 RE: foodeye Dec 30, 2011 08:14 PM

      Thanks! I have been spending lots of time on sfpdv.com since your post. What do you know about Tres Agaves? Do you have a favorite restaruant or event space that is listed on this site?

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        margieco RE: gidget1234 Jan 5, 2012 09:47 AM

        I've been to several parties at Tres. The back room is private, can be dressed up as you like and makes for a festive atmosphere.

    2. steve h. RE: gidget1234 Dec 29, 2011 02:21 PM

      Sens would be a safe bet. Pier 23 would be outside the box.

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        tex.s.toast RE: gidget1234 Dec 31, 2011 11:19 AM

        is that your budget for the space or for everything?

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          gidget1234 RE: tex.s.toast Dec 31, 2011 04:09 PM

          I was thinking for everything. Based on the little research I've done, it seems that restaurants charge a min food/bev for use of the private room. Do you think $3-4000 is too low? I want to be realistic. I'm also open to bars w/private rooms if anyone has any suggestions.

        2. Melanie Wong RE: gidget1234 Jan 4, 2012 11:16 PM

          In September one of my cousins hosted a 50th birthday party at a.Muse Gallery with catering by Chef Eskender of Radio Africa & Kitchen. I've attended one of Chef Eskender's pop up dinners in the past and his catering was equally good, and more varied since this was for a group of about 40 people. The party was from 2-5pm to take advantage of the great natural light in the gallery. There's a piano there and I think a guitarist and vocalist performed as well. The Brazilians samba'd and there was plenty of room for the little kids to take to the dance floor as well. It felt a little vacant with 40 people, I think 50+ would feel livelier. I especially liked that it was easy to park on the street on a Saturday afternoon.

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          a.Muse Gallery
          614 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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