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Raleigh: Where to host a small, quiet bridal shower

Aravisea Jan 3, 2013 08:49 AM

I'm planning a bridal shower for a friend who lives in Raleigh. I'm looking for a nice place to have it since I don't live locally and can't host it myself. Does anyone have recs for a nice restaurant for a quiet afternoon shower? Or are there any tea houses in the area that might be good? Our group won't be larger than 10 (and will very likely be smaller).

Any thoughts on appropriate venues much appreciated! Thanks in advance. :)

  1. Aravisea Jan 8, 2013 07:01 AM

    Thanks very much for the suggestions everyone! Will report back on where we end up and how it was.

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    1. re: Aravisea
      Aravisea Mar 3, 2013 02:01 PM

      Coquette worked very well for our group. They have a private dining room that can be reserved for private events, but as that room seats 60 and our group was under 10, we had a table in the main dining room instead. The food was good, although I wasn't wowed by anything we had. For our event, though, it worked well.

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        meatn3 Mar 3, 2013 03:56 PM

        Glad it worked out. How was the noise level? It usually doesn't fall into "quiet" in my visits.

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          Aravisea Mar 4, 2013 03:33 AM

          Moderate noise. It wasn't quiet, but neither was it so loud that we had trouble hearing each other.

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          mpjmph Mar 4, 2013 09:41 AM

          It just occurred to me that I was invited to this shower, but couldn't make it :( Glad to hear it went well, and see you at the wedding!

          1. re: mpjmph
            Aravisea Mar 11, 2013 02:19 PM

            Haha!! This made my afternoon. :) It's a small (digital) world? See you there!

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        lboeckx Jan 5, 2013 07:31 PM

        Last time I was in Coquette's in Raleigh, they were hosting a bridal shower in the back. It looked like everyone was having a good time.
        http://www.coquetteraleigh.com

        1. meatn3 Jan 4, 2013 10:09 PM

          I have heard positive things about Old English Tea Room but I have not tried them myself.

          Their website indicates that showers, etc. are welcome and the menu offers a number of options.

          This is in Wake Forest, just a short distance north of Raleigh.

          http://oldeenglishtearoom.com/index.php

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            chazzer Jan 3, 2013 10:35 AM

            18 Seaboard has a private dinning room that would work great for you. My wife hosted my 50th birthday there for about 10 and it was quite comfortable.

            http://www.18seaboard.com/guest_priva...

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