Rehearsal Dinner Space for 40-60 People
We are looking for a rehearsal dinner venue for 50ish people in Manhattan. All in, we would love to be able to keep it under $100 a person. We do not need a full open bar but would like to offer our guests wine and beer. If you have any suggestions please let us know!
Ive been looking for something similar - while a group that size will limit your options somewhat (many places are just too small to accommodate groups that big) it would probably help people if you placed a few more limitations - type of food and neighborhood or at least some section of the city. That said you may want to check out Public, im not sure what the privacy-level is at that size (you may have a side of the room, but not a private space if that matters).
210 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012
We are actually very open and flexible regarding food type/location. I think Asian is out and anything with a really low quality atmosphere. We live in the high 20's and prefer something south of 59th street but we are not particularly choosy and if someone had a great option in the 70's or 80's we would definitely check it out.
Our budget is/was lower than yours, and we werent at all opposed to more down-home atmosphere, which is how we ended up in chinatown.
other options we considered - rayauela/macondo, public, tacombi (they required a full buy-out, but we wanted a saturday, even still this may be above your price point). My SO is indian so we also considered some indian options but couldnt find a place that had acceptable quality food with enough space for our group (and was available for the date we needed). i think saxon+parole may be in your price range as well.
Saxon + Parole
316 Bowery, New York, NY 10012