(Closed) Vows, dinner, and drinks at a restaurant?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t live in LA, but your idea sounds really nice. We’re looking into a restaurant reception (and ceremony outside the resto) kind of thing. Good luck!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I love this idea. My only suggestion would be to do vows before the speeches and dinner. I like the idea of starting with the main purpose of the evening.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@winerygirl: I agree with your suggestion – makes more sense to me that way too.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re doing this (not in LA of course). We’re doing our vows and reception at the restaurant. 

I’m not sure if it’s the same everywhere but restaurants here do a buy-out. Basically it’s what you have to spend on food and drinks to cover using the whole restaurant. For most it’s what they would make in one night (so a big expensive restaurant typically does 30k on a Saturday night and that’s their buyout). You will have to contact specific restaurants to get their capacity, the ones I contacted here ranged from 45 guests to 350!

Typically restaurants also have private rooms so if you have a smaller number of guests you can rent that out.

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