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South Jersey/Philly Baby Shower Brunch

julin07 Aug 1, 2012 10:41 AM

I am looking for a place to host a baby shower. I want something cute and quaint. Like a place that would have high tea and is super girly. I don't want to do tea because that is what they did for my shower but something along those lines would be perfect.

Any suggestions are most appreciated. I don't live in Jersey or Philly anymore so I don't know anywhere!

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    urbanfabric RE: julin07 Aug 1, 2012 12:55 PM

    How many ladies will you have? Do you have a budget? In case you reconsider your tea position, I helped to host a fabulous tea for a baby shower at the Rittenhouse Hotel, there were a few other showers going on at the same time, although we just had a group of 10-12. It's just a matter of making a reservation to their standing afternoon tea.
    It's also a lovely hotel with spectacular food if your budget allows planning a brunch there. They host private events in the Mary Cassatt Tea Room (where they also serve tea in the afternoons).

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      julin07 RE: urbanfabric Aug 1, 2012 01:16 PM

      Thanks for replying. We have about 40 people so I think the Rittenhouse Hotel would be too expensive. I think my sister wants more quaint than swank. Think Beau Monde but without the crepes (she hates crepes!)!

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        urbanfabric RE: julin07 Aug 1, 2012 02:12 PM

        Ha! I had thought of Beau Monde, but it seems tough to get a private space there. I went to a great shower at Rouget in Newtown, but after some googling, seems like that is now closed.

        In South Jersey, you might try Robin's Nest in Mount Holly.

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          julin07 RE: urbanfabric Aug 1, 2012 02:42 PM

          My mom had suggested that. It gets good reviews but the rooms kind of look frumpy. We will probably end up there or somewhere in the city. There are so many cute places out by me but it is just too far.

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            urbanfabric RE: julin07 Aug 2, 2012 06:10 AM

            Not as "quaint," a little more modern, there is a nice Italian restaurant in Woodbury, Marlene's, that does private parties.

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            cwdonald RE: urbanfabric Aug 1, 2012 03:15 PM

            Brian closed Rouget in Newtown and opened up a BYO in Lambertville callde Brian's.Bit far given the OP's preferences.

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              julin07 RE: cwdonald Aug 1, 2012 03:55 PM

              Little too far for us. But thanks!

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          lagreen RE: urbanfabric Jan 2, 2014 09:32 AM

          I'm coming to this thread over a year late, but I was wondering if you could share the approximate cost for your event at the Mary Cassatt Tea Room. I'm considering something similar (also a baby shower for 10-20 ppl), but am not sure if I'd be priced out of the Rittenhouse. Thanks, if you happen to see this!

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            Buckethead RE: lagreen Jan 2, 2014 12:50 PM

            You could just call the Rittenhouse...

        3. sockii RE: julin07 Aug 2, 2012 03:03 PM

          Its not cute or quaint, but we've actually had a number of family functions of anywhere from 20-50 people at Riverwinds in Deptford NJ. It's easy to get to for folks from 295, they have private rooms, and for group menus it's actually both affordable *and* good food (really, no rubber chicken and dried out fish.) Plus, those that may need a drink to get through a baby shower can go hit the bar if need be :)

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            alex1018 RE: julin07 Jan 2, 2014 10:58 AM

            Maybe Talula's Daily would be willing to do something for you?

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              crazyspice RE: alex1018 Jan 2, 2014 03:11 PM

              The baby has probably celebrated a birthday at this point.........

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                alex1018 RE: crazyspice Jan 3, 2014 05:08 AM

                Good joke! Except that's Talula's Table that you're talking about.

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              shoeman RE: julin07 Jan 2, 2014 12:00 PM

              I might suggest Bradocks Tavern on Main st in Medford.

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