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12 person post wedding dinner

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We are throwing a tiny guerrilla wedding on the Highline on 12/13/14 in the mid afternoon. Proximity to Highline would be best so we can all walk and only park cars once. However, since everyone will be car pooling, the right space in Brooklyn or Queens is not entirely out of the question.

Sit down dinner, 2.5 hours in the space at minimum, would not need more than 3.5 hours. Budget is max $130pp all inclusive. Basic beverages would need to be included, but alcohol is not at all important. We would prefer to bring in a few bottles of champagne and just pay a cork fee. Also need to bring in our own cake and have that served.

Atmosphere is really important to us. Looking for a diy, not too modern, warm, elegant space that will make us feel special. Haven's Kitchen would be perfect, but it is out of our price range. Private room strongly preferred. Want to add a few paper garlands, very minimal flowers, and some tealights to the room.

Food wise we have two vegetarians (including me) and the rest are meat loving fools. Asian would be our first choice, but we can't seem to find a restaurant that comes even close to our vibe. Italian just feels too traditional. Not lovers of Indian. A large table that we can all sit around is vital to us all enjoying ourselves. Family style dining is fine.

Guest list could bump to either 10 or 14 if necessary to score the right place.

Any ideas are welcome!! Thank you!

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  1. For Brooklyn or Queens, you should post a separate query on the Outer boroughs board.

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    1. You seem to have something very specific in mind - but I'm thinking its just possible that Aux Epices - a tiny southeast asian-French Restaurant on Baxter might fill the bill (not parking wise, though) if you could take over the restaurant for your function. The food is delicate and very tasty, highlighting seafood, and the service is warm and a bit quirky

      http://www.auxepicesnyc.com/

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      1. re: jen kalb

        What an interesting and pitch perfect suggestion - thank you so much! We are definitely putting this place on the visit list. If anything similar comes to mind, please come back and share.

      2. Check out Radiance in Midtown East.
        http://www.radiancenyc.com/

        It's not close to the Highline, but it otherwise fits all your other requirements.

        Congrats on the wedding, by the way.