(Closed) Where are you having your rehersal dinner?

posted 8 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

Mine won’t be for another 15 months, but I’m already stressing about it. I’m trying to keep it as cheap as possible, without sacrificing fun and style. I’d love to have a rustic BBQ or picnic style rehearsal, but I’m not sure where to have it (a drawback of living in the city – no backyards).

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m thinking about Versailles in Manhattan Beach. Anywhere with a banquet room would probably work but my mom hates spicy food so we have to avoid Mexican. Something that’s pretty hard to do in Southern California.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We had ours at the fanciest Chinese buffet in town and everyone LOVED it!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have so many people coming to my rehersal dinner.  My family, each of our wedding party (7bm & 7gm) and their significant others and the people from out of town (we have a lot of people coming from Europe)

So we decided to have it at my parents house.  They have a lovely back yard, I can have it catered by my favorite mexican place and we can hire a bar tender.  All way less than going out to dinner!  I am actually really excited!!!!!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We are going with Miceli’s in Universal City.  They have a family style menu for large parties.  They range from $20 to $26 per person, and that already includes taxes and gratuity. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ours isn’t as large as yours (we have so many Out of Town guests that inviting them to the Rehearsal Dinner would really just be having the wedding twice): about 20 ppl.  The Rehearsal Dinner is the only thing either set of parents is paying for (we’re having two ceremonies, so two RDs, so each set of ‘rents hosts one), so they got to choose where they wanted to host it.  My parents are hosting the 1st Rehearsal Dinner at King’s Hawaiian in Torrance (we’re from Hawaii, so it seemed appropriate).  FI’s parents will host theirs at the Disneyland Resort, restaurant TBD (2nd ceremony is at Disneyland Hotel, so the whole Wedding Party will be at the resort for the rehearsal). 

Maybe you could narrow down the area for us?  LA is rather large & I’ve got a bunch of suggestions, but I don’t know which area you’d prefer…

Edit: forgot to mention the cost of King’s: it’ll be under $20/person for entree, dessert, & non-alcoholic drink.  My parents will have a separate bill for alcohol; it was a restaurant thing with the deal. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Where is your wedding?  What city are you guests staying in?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@ms.pascua:  King’s?  Where is that?  That price is pretty good! 🙂

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@keladry – how many people?  I am not in LA, but we had ours at Mimi’s – it was fun and affordable, and they started in Anaheim. =D

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

In the Pasadena area, check out La Orange Grande Cafe, Cafe Bizou and Elements Cafe.  The owner at Elements actually approached me while I was meeting with my photographer and said he would love to host a rehearsal dinner at the new location (next to Pasadena Playhouse).  Good luck! 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@keladry:  i love their appetizers, actually 🙂 and their caprese salad! 🙂

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