(Closed) Restaraunt reception in Southern CA? Please help!

posted 12 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
8 posts

What about the Summit House?  They are kinda pricey for food but they have a cute separate building for events and I’ve seen weddings there before. It seems like most restaurants (at least in Chicago) just give you a minimum food and beverage cost and so you skip the whole venue fee.  So maybe it would end up being cheaper.  Plus their food is yummy!

Post # 5
1449 posts
Bumble bee

How about the Orange Hill Restaurant?  Or The Reef on the Water – they have banquet rooms but they also have smaller private rooms in the restaurant.

Post # 6
2385 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

If you could give any more details (like what part of SoCal, beach/city/mountains/etc…) that would be helpful. I looked into receptions at Roccoco (part of Cafe Santorini in Pasadena) and Duke’s Malibu at various points, and they were both pretty reasonable (Duke’s a bit pricier, alcohol is a total pain there and there are lots of add-on fees, but still not totally outrageous) and Roccoco was awesome but only had space for 130 people and a dance floor (I have 165 on the guestlist).

Post # 7
1387 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yes, more info please.  I’ve been to a couple weddings at the Odyssey in Granada Hills which were nice.  Also, there are many "banquet halls" in the Glendale/Burbank area… I most recently went to one at the Ambrosia Restaurant, which was very "Armenian-centric", but very pretty and nice.  Also, as marigold mentioned, there is the Rococo room at Cafe Santorini in Pasadena.  I went to a wedding there, and it’s more intimate, but still a very cute space.  Also, check out the Castaway restaurant in Burbank.  I’ve never been to a wedding there, but I’ve heard good things about it.  What exactly are you looking for?  There are TONS of Chinese banquet halls/restaurants if you’re wanting a traditional 10-course Chinese banquet. 

Post # 8
3358 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Cicada in Downtown LA

The Odessy in Granada Hills

The Castway in Burbank

Shanghi Red’s in Marina Del Rey

Duke’s in Malibu

Sunset in Malibu

 really there are tons.

Post # 10
8375 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Sambi’s in Downey is AMAZING. They have private tables near the fountain in the middle depending on how many people you’re having. They have a live piano player too. This restaurant has some yummy food! Mostly japanese though, but the atmosphere is way elegant. I think it’s called Sambi’s of Tokyo

Post # 12
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I second Cicada in Downtown LA.

I think Pinot downtown does the food for their weddings near the library.

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