Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: Picking a Rehearsal Dinner

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

I have been doing a lot of planning for the wedding, it's so exciting!
This past Sunday we met with a caterer and have a food tasting tomorrow (yum!) so I'd like to share this next week once we do our tasting. Today I'd like to talk a little bit about choosing a rehearsal dinner. 

For me, I want something that is close to our venue and close to the hotel where guests will be staying. Luckily where I'm having my venue, there is a ton of good dinner spots. We are going to be having close to 30 people at the rehearsal dinner so we definitely need a room. We decided that we are going to be trying a bunch of different places before we decide on one since we have this month to pick a place. 

This past Sunday we tried our first one.

Unfortunately, the food isn't that great, but the upstairs room is perfect for what we need. It overlooks the city and it has it's own bar for our use, and upstairs bathrooms so none of the guests would have to leave the room to go into the restaurant. It's the perfect set up for what I need although I would like if it was a bit nicer inside. 

This place brews it own beer!

On the left is the bar that our party can utilize while there, and on the right there are windows overlooking the city. 

I am not a fan of the tables and chairs but with some linens I think it would look a little better. 

Downstairs where we ate they have huge "tanks" making beer. I liked that a lot. 

I'm still undecided on how I want the place to be. I guess I am trying to lean towards what the guests would want, but I'm not really sure. I also don't know if it's a good idea to have an open bar the night before the wedding. I really really don't want people drunk or hung over on the day of our wedding.

This place is an option but I don't know if I'll go with it.

This weekend my brother is coming to visit so we will be trying another place to eat. Wish me luck! 

Have a great night!


Schnelle said...

So exciting! I've been so bad at keeping up with my blogs and I must've missed your venue post. I had no ide that you picked your venue! Where is it?!

Holly said...

It's such a hard choice to make! But I totally agree about the open bar... Haha :)