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esseb Apr 12, 2013 01:47 PM

I am looking for a venue to have my parents' surprise 40th wedding anniversary. We expect about 35 people to attend. The space should facilitate mingling--I don't want everyone to just sit down and eat. I'm also looking for somewhere that is reasonably priced. Any ideas? Thank you!

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    catsmeow Apr 12, 2013 02:10 PM

    Any particular area? Price range?

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      esseb Apr 13, 2013 07:30 AM

      Anywhere in Boston or Cambridge. I'd like to keep it to $100 per person. Is that unreasonable?

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        ButterBuddha Apr 13, 2013 03:36 PM

        Based on my wedding experiences its going to cost more than 100 for a hotel.

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      jajjguy Apr 13, 2013 12:28 PM

      The Commonwealth hotel, probably various other hotels could do a good job. Also good for accessibility for older folks.

      1. Science Chick Apr 13, 2013 04:38 PM

        I would look into Les Zygomates. They have several rooms with movable partitions that can be configured to accomodate various party types. More of a "mingly" place, IMO. Not sure about the $100/pp if you are including liquor.

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          hotoynoodle Apr 14, 2013 10:53 AM

          you can easily do les zyg for under $100 pp.

          might want to look into davio's also. the space that faces arlington st. is nice for a group this size and you can talk with their planner about how to arrange tables and seating.

          could also make arrangements for that front space at upstairs on the square.

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