Rehearsal Dinner – DC/DMV

posted 2 years ago in Washington, D.C.
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

NYE2014:  Yes, the rehearsal dinner is generally held after the rehearsal. It is to thank the wedding party for their time and support. Often the guest list also includes parents, grandparents, siblings and their SO’s,and  SO’s of weddiing party. Some couples go so far as to invite all the OOT’s also but that is not necessry.

It need not be a formal dinner. I have attended RD’s that ranged from pizza and bowling to a black tie dinner.

If you are looking for suggestions of venues and don’t get what you are looking for here, look on your local Chowhounds Board.

 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

We are grappling with this too! Following this thread to see if anyone has advice!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

NYE2014:  I’m from that area but I moved away (single tear). If I were to have a rehearsal dinner up there, I would pick Mrs. K’s Toll house on colesville road in silver spring. The ambiance is nice, the food is delicious, it’s close to the highway for easy accessibility, and the entire place is very photogenic. The outdoor garden is also very beautiful. It’s so quaint and cozy. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

NYE2014:  +1 to what julies1949 posted.

We just booked ours yesterday at Cafe Deluxe.  I’m not sure where you’re looking to have dinner, but they do have a few locations around the area.

https://www.cafedeluxe.com/locations.htm

We chose them since it’s walking distance from our hotel venue, they serve really good food, and they’re able to host private parties with set menus.  There isn’t a fee to reserve the room but you have to spend a food and beverage minimum of $1000, which shouldn’t be a problem with your large party.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

vip0802:  Oh – I never even thought of Cafe Deluxe! Which location are you doing yours at?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Monk6552:  We’re doing ours at the Gaithersburg location.  It’s the only one I’ve been to, but I hear the other locations are really nice as well.  It just so happened that the space we’re reserving was already set up for a private funcation when we booked them, so I snapped a quick photo.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Belmont Manor

I’m struggling with this same issue….I am getting married in Elkridge, MD right outside of Baltimore. I have no idea where to start looking for a rehearsal dinner.

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