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looking for luncheon venue - wester 'burbs - 25-30 people

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jujuthomas Jun 7, 2012 06:41 AM

Hey All!
A non-profit to which I belong is looking for a new venue for our annual meeting and luncheon in November. This past year we went to Peppers in King of Prussia, the year before was Seasons 52. We thought we'd just go back to Peppers, but due to recent management changes and a decline in the food quality we are rethinking that idea. (We've been having monthly board meetings there since January, and after last night we're looking for a new venue for those as well!)

What we usually do is start with coffee/tea/nibbles, have a meeting, have a speaker, have lunch.

We are looking for something in the western 'burbs...
nothing too "exotic"... Italian or American would be good, Indian or Chinese probably not so much.
we will need a room to accomodate approximately 25-30.
preferrably no room charge for banquet.
we'd be fine with a limited menu (ie: 3 or so entree choices)
approx $15 pp.
room to ourselves without outside noise
MUST be available for us to arrive at 9:30 am.
Preferably provide coffee/tea beginning at 9:30.
room for speaker and her stuff.
free parking, easy access, etc.

we came up with a number of ideas last night with good (read, acceptable to the group) food, but the private room is the big blocker... what do you think?

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  1. PattiCakes RE: jujuthomas Jun 7, 2012 10:00 AM

    What about a hotel that also offers food? They usually have meeting rooms available. I'm thinking something along the lines of the Ft. Washington Hilton Garden. That might expand your options rather than just limiting yourself to restaurants.

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      jujuthomas RE: PattiCakes Jun 7, 2012 10:02 AM

      Patti, someone mentioned that last night. its definately a possibility. :)

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        cwdonald RE: jujuthomas Jun 7, 2012 10:55 AM

        There are beaucoup hotels that could accomodate. I have used the Crowne in KoP as well as the Marriott in Conshohocken.

        Michaels Deli near Peppers has a private room that would accomodate. It would be pretty basic...

        If you want to go higher end, I believe all of the steakhouses in the area (Capitol Grille, Ruth Chris Mortons and Sullivans) all have private rooms. Only question I would have with them is their opening at 9:30.

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          PattiCakes RE: jujuthomas Jun 7, 2012 12:07 PM

          Juju: are you my DS's friend?

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            jujuthomas RE: PattiCakes Jun 7, 2012 06:24 PM

            yes I am, Patti. :) I haven't chatted w/ her in forever, how's she doin?

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              PattiCakes RE: jujuthomas Jun 8, 2012 08:24 AM

              look on my profile & send me an email. She's fine.

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