(Closed) chinese wedding reception places in southern cali

posted 10 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2007

We’re having our reception catered by Furiwa Restaurant (they cater to approx 10 hotels in Orange County). It ends up being about $800-900 per table with service charge and taxes. The restaurants I considered were Capitol Seafood in Monterey park (it’s pretty new) and Prince Seafood (Cerritos).

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Capital Seafood in Monterey Park is by far the least chinese looking.  Check out their website to look at their settings, it is really nice (too bad their parking isn’t comparable).  Furiwa catered to the Villa (I think they are owned by the same peopel), which is georgeous too and much cheaper than the hotel and is comparable to the hotel ballroom.  I love those two places, unfortunately for us, neither of these places have our date available.  Good luck

http://www.lifetimewedding.com/

http://www.capitalseafoodrestaurant.com/private_parties.cfm 

Post # 6
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Newbee

I had my rehearsal dinner at mission 261 in San Gabriel. It’s right across the street from the mission. It was beautiful and delicious — about $300 / table. They have a bunch of different rooms (different sizes too) and it was a pretty great deal.  Would highly recommend working with them.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2007

Lifetime Weddings is a bridal shop/photographer/floral+decor shop. It’s a one-stop-shop. The Villa is a building on the other side of Lifetime’s shop. I think the Villa only uses Furiwa for Chinese catering. Furiwa’s food is good for catered food – my main complaint would be the portions are significantly smaller than at most restaurants.  You also only get 6-7 courses at dinner.  I’ve never been to a wedding at Capital Seafood but I’ve had dim sum there and it’s pretty good.   

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

have you tried theknot.com (see TALK then Los Angeles boards) or projectwedding.com?

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2007 - An historic estate

also try triumphal palace in alhambra.  their decor is more modern.  i was a bridesmaid in a wedding with about 150 guests, and we rented the whole place out minus one, smaller private room which another group had at the same time.

have you tried the hotels that have a chinese catering department?  there is the san gabriel hilton and universal city hilton.  i’ve been to weddings at both, and the food and service were both better at the universal city location.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

i just went to prince seafood and the one aspect that is particularly nice is that they have very high ceilings and windows. their banquet prices are very reasonable too. i think someone mentioned it up above: http://www.princeseafood.com/ 

furiwa is a good option too; however, they are on the higher price end of chinese food catering. they are pretty professional though and have a lot of experience with hotel catering.  

seafood world restaurant food is pretty good; however, locale is not great.  i hear the best chinese food is in san gabriel though, but i can’t remember the one restaurant that we attended. but you might want to check out that area too. 

there’s a new banquet hall in westminster called "the grand" on bolsa ave. i havent tried the food there, and the place seems a bit smaller…maybe for 100-200 people max. but it has nice decor if you want to check it out.

there’s also grand garden, which doesn’t look great on the outside but has perks like floral decor all ready for you. good luck!

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

oh, and capital seafood does have pretty good food. i love their walnut shrimp!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have been to a wedding at Capital Seafood almost two years ago when it first opened after the renovation, the food is comparable to other good chinese restaurant.  My cousins all had their wedding receptions at The Grand Garden and they do have great floral decorations (they costs the restaurant thousands, so very lovely!).  The food at the Grand Garden is really good too.  I’ve only done a walk through of the Villa, and I love the place, the food does come from Furiwa, but I can’t comment.  There is also the Hilton in San Gabriel which have the chinese banquet style, but the price is pretty steep starting around $100/person, I might still have their proposal if you’re interested. 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

The food at Triumphal Palace is very good.  The decor at Mission 261 is reportedly really nice but I haven’t eaten there.

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Does anyone have any thoughts about Grace Catering vs. Furiwa for on-site chinese banquet wedding catering?  Any advice greatly appreciated!

Post # 16
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Newbee

I like one-site Chinese banquet wedding catering better for it can save you much time and additional energy to prepare something more important.

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