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D.C. Post Wedding Dinner With No Food & Beverage Minimum

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My fiance and I are getting married on March 9th, and are looking to go somewhere after the ceremony with our guests to eat and have drinks. The restaurant in D.C. doesn't have to be formal and fancy. The number in attendance will be around 35-40. We are looking for a place that can accommodate us, without a food and beverage minimum or money up front. We don't even have to be in a "private" dinning room. Just somewhere that can accommodate our party. Help!

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  1. Congrats on your upcoming wedding!

    Could you specify a few things? Otherwise you may get responses that you're not too keen on.

    For example...

    -What is the specific price per person that you're hoping for? Dollar amount is best.
    - Is there any area in DC that you'd prefer?
    - Is it important that the restaurant is Metro-accessible? Will your guests have cars?
    - Any preference in types of cuisine?
    - How important is it that there's no food/beverage minimum or no requirement to pay up front? From my experience rehearsal-dinner shopping in DC, this may severely limit your options.

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    1. re: ineemeeny

      my first question is 'where' in DC? and the second is wondering what place will say "SURE!" for 30-40 people w/o some guarantee on profit?

      unless you just want to crash a place (which can be fun).

    2. Grapeseed in Bethesda has a private room (like a wine cellar, very cool) not sure of the capacity and not in DC but think you'd like it. They may require a minimum for the room however. I think anyplace you might go would want that, for a party of that size.