Post # 1
Trying to plan the rehearsal dinner and struggling to find something FH’s parents can afford. It needs to be less than $1k for 30 people… the closer to downtown (stay at the Hampton Inn Downtown), the better.
Post # 3
I moved this to your local board. Hopefully you’ll get a better response there!
Post # 4
Nope. No luck. Not sure anyone really looks here.
Post # 5
I’d give it a bit more time. Whenever I post on my local boards, it takes a couple days to get a response!
Post # 6
Downtown can be tricky… I’d recommend checking out Winking Lizard or Harry Buffalo. I have heard they are reasonably priced.
Possibly also Massimo de Milano or Great Lakes Brewing by West 25th.
Post # 7
Here are some places that might be fun to have a rehearsal dinner and stay within your budget.
Market Garden, in Ohio City right over the West Superior bridge to downtown Cleveland. http://marketgardenbrewery.com/private-parties-events/
If you think this is close enought, check out Barcento and Bier Markt aswell.
Flannery’s Pub, this is on east 4th street, which would be very close to the hotel, they have private party prices that seem to be very reasonable. http://www.flannerys.com/diningMenu.php?id=3
The Chocolate Bar, they have good food, good drinks and desserts, they also have a private party menu. http://www.originalchocolatebar.com/cleveland/party.php
Greenhouse Tavern, on east 4th, I know they have private party areas, I’m not sure if there prices might be too high, but it might be worth checking them out. http://thegreenhousetavern.com/reservations/
I hope this helps.
Post # 8
You’re all staying at a hotel? Do they have a conference room? You could see if you could rent that for the night, decorate it nicely, and self-cater, or pick up catered food to go. That’d probably be the easiest way to keep it in budget. I’m sorry, I’m from Cleveland, but don’t know of anywhere downtown that will be under $1K for 30 people, unless, like PP noted, you do it somewhere informal like Winking Lizard.
Post # 9
The Lakewood Winking Lizard has a banquet room upstairs, so you can have a private party. Here’s the menu: http://winkinglizard.com/media/menus/2011-2nd-half-menus/lkwd-banquet-10-2011.pdf
Post # 10
I totally agree with the Winking Lizard – although i’m somewhat biased as my partner and I LOVE it and do the beer tour every year. I think it’s a fun atmosphere and the menu has something for almost everyone (if you have really bad celiac, I wouldn’t go here b/c they don’t have separate plates that are only for the gluten free). Also, I love the food. You can’t beat the beer selection. I took friends here after I moved and it was really reasonably priced. I went to a wedding at the Lizard in Lakewood (has a bowling alley!) and they had the food set up buffet style and it was good – and I am critical of buffet food.
Post # 11
@rayro211: Never heard of Harry Buffalo… must research
Post # 12
Conference room in the hotel will only hold 20 people after their renovation. This was our original location, but that’s too small now.
Winking Lizard location may be too far from the Hampton Inn where we are staying.
Post # 13
There is the Winking Lizard on Prospect and 9th- I don’t know if they have a private banquet room like the one in Lakewood, but they have a few different sections, and i think they would close the one off for a private party.
Also look into the Clevelander- my brother had his after party in the upstairs- they didn’t charge for the rental, and then you can spend your money bringing in a caterer or something.
Post # 14
I had my entire reception for 80+ people at Massimos for about 1800. I’m positive they could get you under 1 grand for 30 people!
Post # 15
We’re having our rehearsal dinner in a little barn house near Cleveland Clinic. We’re anticipating about 70-80 people (invited all the out of town guests). Costing us less than $1k (that’s including our own catering cost and beverages)!
Post # 16
@haddlecake: Wow, what a great venue. Do you have anymore information on this barn? is there a website or do you have some contact information?