Post # 1
Can anyone recommend an affordable restaurant in the South Bay for a wedding rehearsal dinner? I’m expecting about a party of 40 (yah, I know lots of people, but the majority of my wedding party will be coming from out of town or live very, very far away. I’ll have to include their +1s in the rehearsal dinner. OH, and some have kids, too!).
My fiance and I are paying for the wedding on our own, so we’d like to keep it under $1000, if we could — which includes tax and tip. Most of the restaurants are charging at least $27/person (I’ve even told them its a bday dinner.. nothing to do with a wedding, to see if the prices varies! LOL).
Unfortunately, my close friends don’t live near San Jose nor does my family (or his) — so having it at someone’s home is out of the question.
Any suggestions you may have is greatly appreciated! Thank you sooo much!
Post # 3
What kind of restaurants have you checked? I would think any restaurant’s menu would be OK to charge just for what the individual people are ordering. I’m from the SF Bay Area but less familiar with San Jose (more Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco).
In my experience, family style restaurants: Indian (especially in the South Bay), Thai, Chinese, etc are pretty good pricewise.
Post # 4
@CARA1978: Unfortunately, due to the large number in my party, almost all restaurants require me to pick from a pre fixe menu. Which makes sense, but thats when the prices sky rocket! Sigh..
I’ve checked Buca Di Peppo, which is about the same price ($26.95/pop!), and I plan to try some other Chinese restaurants.
Post # 5
@roseyposey: IDK if you’ve looked into Maggiano’s Little Italy in Santana Row yet, but I know a couple that had their rehersal dinner (huge party) and loved it… idk what thier budget was thought :/
Post # 6
@adeharo210: That’s what I was going to suggest! Maggianos is a great place for this.
@roseyposey: Definitely call up Maggianos. I think you can do it for under $1000!
Post # 7
I’m incredibly curious too! If we tried to have all family and out of town guests, it would be over 100 people! We’re trying to figure out if it’s feasible to do this in the San Jose area.
(My fiance is threatening to go with Chuck E Cheese to make it affordable…)
Post # 8
@roseyposey: Does it have to be a restaurant? You could rent a cool house and have it catered, and you can control the decor and music that way too. Plus you’d have accommodations for some people if you wanted that as well.