Post # 1
Has anyone had or attended a rehearsal dinner at the 20th and Walnut St. Irish Pub?
I’ve been to the bar plenty of times, but never attended a private event there.
Apparently they’ve recently renovated their private party space, but I haven’t been able to find any info or pics online (…relegated to the net because I’m a Philly bride currently living in Atlanta).
How was the food? Service? Value?
Post # 3
You may want to check out Mrs. Turkey’s blog posts. She had her reception at the Rittenhouse.
Post # 5
@phillybride61513: Where did you decide to do your rehersal dinner? I’m 4 months behind you in planning and would love to learn from your experience!
Post # 6
@Andyisgreat: We were home in Philly over Christmas as visited the Irish Pub, but it really wasn’t ideal. There’s a private space downstairs and a large dining room on the main floor to choose from. The private space was way too skinny…it’s was the most oddly shaped room. The main dining room upstairs is a nice size and shape, but it’s very open…and the Irish Pub at 6 on a Friday is so crowded and loud, so that wasn’t an option.
We ended up going with McGillin’s. This was our first pick, but originally they said they couldn’t/wouldn’t do private events on Fridays in the summer. Welp, we went to lunch there over Christmas and the manager Chris was really nice and was able to work it our for us. McGillin’s space is ideal–private room upstairs with it’s own full bar, near restrooms.
We spent a ton of time there before we dated (as friends) and once we began dating. It was less than 2 blocks from our apartment when we lived in Philly, and holds a ton of sentimental value for us. We’re going with a more relaxed pub-feel for the rehearsal dinner because the wedding itself is very fancy-pants (and we’re both from Irish families so that’s another reason).
Post # 7
phillybride61513 Awesome! I’ve been to 2 rehearsal dinners there, and they were both great! MUCH better with The Irish Pub. I love the pub, but as you said, not good for a nice event at all. Also, the way they call their chicken fingers “chicken thumbs” freaks me out 🙂 So glad you got a great, historic venue for your RD!
Post # 8
@BrooklynWife: Thanks, I’m pretty pumped about it!
Have fun planning!