Just looking for a little bit of advice. We are getting married in Newport this August and are in the process of nailing down our rehearsal dinner location. The rehearsal dinner will be on a Thursday. The one restaurant we love can take us for dinner at 5:00 which would make the actual rehearsal at 4:00. The chef of restaurant told us that this is normal for all of Newport as summer is their busy season and they need the tables (understandable). We have flexibility on the actual rehearsal time as it is in a park and it's a smaller group of 30 people max - however, Is this too early to eat dinner? I know rehearsals are typically a little later with a 7 or 7:30 dinner time. I just don't want to inconvenience anyone in the wedding party.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!