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Mar 20, 2012 08:28 PM

Fine Dining with Banquet Room and Grand Piano? (Eastside)

So i'm helping to plan a wedding in June. The bride's brother is a concert pianist and is going to perform at the reception. Any ideas for restaurants with a grand piano, and a reception room for 75+ guests? The ceremony will be in Kirkland, so something close by would be great. Fine dining preferred, but at this point we're looking at all options. Please help!

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  1. Here's a good site to start exploring your options, Soy.


    1. Link to an old CH thread asking the same questions:


      1. One of the wineries in nearby Woodinville might fit the bill, however you may have difficulty finding a venue during peak wedding season on such short notice. It would be worth a try. I would start with Chateau Ste. Michelle and go from there:


        1. I had the exact same issues when I got married (except I was the one getting married and the now-part-time concert pianist and was going to jam a bit with the hired orchestra during the reception). I think the closest you'll get is the Newcastle Golf Course, but the piano there is pretty sad.

          I would focus on choosing the right restaurant and the food that they offer, then rent a good piano and have it delivered for the wedding. Professional concert pianists are usually pretty picky about their instruments, and most restaurants willfully neglect their already substandard instruments.

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          1. re: HungWeiLo

            That's a great idea and a good point about the quality of most event space pianos. That will really open up so many options for us...