Restaurants/hotels/etc. in downtown St. Pete for 14 person "reception"?
Hi everyone! I am having a TON of trouble trying to find a place to hang out after my ceremony. I know someone just posted with a similar question, but mine is a little different. I already know that our ceremony will be in Vinoy park (which is public) in the evening, probably around 7 or so due to the extreme heat around here in summertime (it will be sometime between July and September). We have our guest list complete: my parents, his mom and date with their respective SOs, and three close friends with their dates...so 14 including us. I want to do something after, like dinner or even just drinks and appetizers. But, it is important to me that we don't just go out and reserve a table for 14...I want a place where we could rent out a room in a restaurant or a space in a hotel or something...but for only 14 people. Everything I have looked at, they want like 30+ people. My original idea was Ferg's, which, if you aren't familiar, is a big sports bar right across from Tropicana Field (TB Rays) and also the site of our first date. I love the place...it's not classy at all, it's a junky sports bar, but it's our type of place. The issue there is, there is one upstairs area that could potentially be rented out, but it's going be look a little odd having just the 14 of us there since it can probably accommodate 100+ people. I DO NOT want to invite more people just to fill up space...I want it t be small and intimate, and only the most important people will be there, so that's one area I won't budge. I would like something in walking distance of the park (anywhere in the main downtown area would be fine) but I'm also willing to go farther away if I find what I want. So, does anyone know of a restaurant that has a room for around that many that we could rent out? Or a hotel that might have a super small room to rent? Or anything like this, somewhere in St. Pete? Thanks for your help!
Oh yeah, budget...I'd really like to stay under $1000. I mean, all I really want is a little get-together for food and drinks for a couple hours...but my budget is flexible if I find something perfect!