Post Wedding Brunch in Napa
My fiancé and I are getting married at The Carneros Inn in Napa on 5/24 and are looking for a place where we can host a casual brunch for 50 or so people on the following day. I've been turned down by Gott's Roadside in Downtown Napa (I could arguably try the St. Helena location but most of our guests are staying downtown and I think it's too far) as well as a slew of wineries that are either already booked, or too small for our party. I don't want to host it in a windowless hotel banquet room and we can't really spend more than $2500 as we are already way over budget, which excludes us from hosting again at Carneros where it would clock in at about $4k. Does anyone have any other ideas? Much appreciated.
Your biggest problem is that it is Memorial Weekend which is HUGE for restaurant business in the valley.
I would call Kitchen Door at Oxbow and see if they can help. I have catered events there but not a brunch and they were able to provide pizza, pasta, and salad for about $40 a person all-in. Fillippi's Pizza Grotto is across the street and they could definitely fit all you in for about $25/$30 a person, but I'm not sure that is what you have in mind for a brunch.
Lastly, I would call Grace's Table. They do an amazing brunch but it might involve a buy-out for a big weekend like that and I don't know what they would charge or if they would do it...