Post # 1
I was wondering if anyone has suggestions for a rehersal dinner location in Boston, or very close to Boston. We are looking for a place that has either a parking lot or very easy street parking for our guests (about 30-40 people).
I originally thought of Amherin’s in Southie, but they charge you $3000 if you have less than 75 people.
I’d very much appreciate any suggestions!
Post # 3
What kind of food are you looking for and what day of the week?
Post # 4
Thanks so much for your response. It would be a Friday night (around 6:00). We are pretty open to food types–but would probably like something relatively main stream (American, Italian, French, etc.).
Thanks so much!
Post # 5
If you went somewhere close to the Commons, people could park under the Commons. You could look into good hotel restaurants that have valet. If you did the waterfront, there is ample parking there. I honestly am drawing a blank for parking in town. It would really be easier to have people take the T to Boston proper. Even Central/Harvard/Coolide Corner are nightmares for cars and all have amazing restaurants. I’d say Coolidge would be easiest for parking out of all of those.
Post # 6
I don’t eat very often in the city because its so expensive-but I second the suggestion of the Commons. Also, there is a huge parking garage in fanueill hall although I havent eaten many places there. However, its within walking distance to the north end which has about 80282983 restaurants.
Venezia is on the Dorchester/Quincy line but they do have a parking lot and very yummy (italian) food. Its also right on the water so its beaufitul.
Post # 7
I recommend the North End. There aren’t parking garages but there is a parking lot on Cooper Street. Also any parking garages for Government Center or Faneuil Hall would be in walking distance as well. Your guests are going to have to pay to park, but honestly, I don’t think there is anywhere you can go in Boston proper that you’re going to avoid that. Most street parking is for residents only, so that’s not really an option. The food in the North End literally cannot be beat, either. My personal faves are Pagliuca’s, 5 North Square, and Artu’s.
Post # 8
I do not recommend the North End. Parking is a nightmare. Look into Cambrige. Some of the hotels have restaurants and side rooms and can offer discounted parking. Try the Asgard at the Meridien MIT hotel. Hotel Marlowe might be an option as well. Good luck!
Post # 9
Are you looking for free parking? If you are, I would recommend the Venezia in Dorchester.
If you don’t mind paying or having guests pay, what about Maggiano’s in the Theatre District?
Post # 10
Here is a tip for North End parking, the parking garage on Sudbury St. (right behind the Haymarket) you can validate the ticket at Adam’s Corner Store (right were they have the open market). Up to 3 hours is $3. All you have to do is buy gum and they will stamp your ticket.
Post # 11
Interesting bit about the Sudbury garage and the gum! Love it!
Post # 12
The Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge hosts events and has free valet if you do a wedding with them, they might offer the same for a rehearsal dinner. It’s a fun, funky spot and was a top contender for us as a venue. The restaurant seems to have a pretty big capacity.