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Rehearsal Dinner Venue

Hi!

So we're looking into a rehearsal dinner venue. We're doing a whole weekend wedding thing so we've decided to just invite everyone to the dinner (150+ people).

We're looking for a unique place and possibly where we can bring in catering (BWW, Famous Daves, etc). Any thoughts? I know there was a previous post about it, but I'm  just curious to see if anyone has any other ideas??

Thanks!

Re: Rehearsal Dinner Venue

  • hkieslinghkiesling member
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    edited December 2011
    What part of town?  We had pizza and bowling at PINZ in Oakdale, and I would recommend them.  Great service, fun, casual, and affordable.  They also have an arcade and laser tag area.  Full review in bio.
  • KittE7KittE7 member
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    edited December 2011
    Elsie's bowling in NE is cool, not sure about the food-bring-in-catering options.
    The Eagan Community Center is nice for that group size, big windows, used for a lot of weddings.

    How about a park?  You'll need a rain location, I guess, but reserve a park space with a pavillion, and then you can have it catered, have people play bocce, croquet, etc.  (That's what I wanted, but the park next to our home doesn't have any tables, so we'd be responsible for lugging the tables/chairs in & back again - not what I want to be doing the night before our wedding.)
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  • edited December 2011
    *going off to check PINZ for my rehearsal*
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  • hkieslinghkiesling member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_minnesota-minneapolis-st-paul_rehearsal-dinner-venue-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:81Discussion:a1235cd6-ae3b-41b9-8cdf-112d69767a89Post:07d20a37-0786-4248-b260-bbb706e3a256">Re: Rehearsal Dinner Venue</a>:
    [QUOTE]*going off to check PINZ for my rehearsal*
    Posted by Liberty27[/QUOTE]

    I'm happy to answer any questions you have about my experience with them.
  • edited December 2011
    We had our RD at Broadway Pizza in Blaine and had a great experience.  Full review in Bio.
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  • schmoodschmood member
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    edited December 2011
    Does anyone in the WP or family live in an apt/condo complex that has a party room?  I was at a rehearsal where the groom's grandparents reserved their party room (I believe for free) and they were able to have the dinner catered in and could bring their own beverages, etc.
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