Post # 1
While I went to college in Milwaukee, I never had the cash for anything more than pizza delivery… Now that I’m living in Chicago and planning my wedding there, I’m a little stuck on ideas for the rehearsal dinner.
I’m looking for a place that’s not too pricey and pretty casual. Any ideas? (Not pizza– had enough of it when I lived there!)
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2011 - Milwaukee, WI
I can give you lots of great suggestions. I live in Milwaukee and go out to eat a LOT! Have been to several rehersal dinners for friends. What type of food do you like? Italian? American traditional? How many people? How much do you want to spend?
I am looking at Swig in the Third Ward near downtown for our rehearsal dinner. They have a very unique party room upstairs and the food and service are amazing. However, they are on the upper end of pricing. Not terribly expensive (Dinner plate there is $15-$20 per plate)
I guess location is also important. If you’re talking Downtown or burbs. There’s a great Italian place in Hales Corners called That’s Amore. Very inexpensive and great traditional Italian food. There’s also Joey Buonas near the Ward which is also Italian (family style) and they have larger banquet spaces.
Let me know what you’re looking for an I can narrow down some ideas!!
Post # 4
Thats Amore and Joey Buonas are both good choices. I am not familiar with the other. We recently had dinner at Mia Famiiglia at 10049 W Forest Home Ave in
Hales Corners … it was FANTASTIC!!!!! They have a banquet room, too.
Where in the city are you looking?
Post # 5
Thanks for the responses! We’re looking at downtown Milwaukee– not the suburbs. And dinner for about 40 people… for under $50 a person. I’m open to any type of food.
I like the idea of Swig! Any other thoughts?
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony: Catholic Church, Reception: Hotel Ballroom
What about Mi*Keys on Cathedral Square? Or The Palms in the Third Ward? If you want to go even more casual, you could have it at Botana’s/La Fuente — that could be really fun!
Post # 8
We are doing ours at Swig, and they have been great! We’re having about 50 people and are doing family style dining. They were very helpful in determining how much food to order and offerring suggestions. I’m very happy with them so far!