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{Austin} Rehearsal Dinner Suggestions?


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#1 Richard Kilgore

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 02:48 PM

A friend ask me for suggestions for a location for a rehearsal dinner in Austin in July this year. I do not know Austin well enough anymore to be helpful, but I offered to ask you all.

He is looking for a "semi-formal" setting (as opposed to a casual or formal one). He is aiming for $35 - $40 per person for 40 people.

Can you eGulleters help this fellow out?

#2 thirtyoneknots

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 05:02 AM

Does that number need to include wine/beer/gratuity?
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#3 Richard Kilgore

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 04:02 PM

Good question. I have a call in to him.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:57 PM

does Green Pastures still exist in Austin?

#5 Richard Kilgore

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 08:19 AM

Does that number need to include wine/beer/gratuity?


He says food,wine, tax and gratuity, all for $35 - $40/head for about 25 people. He may have dawdled on this for securing a rehearsal dinner location for the 4th of July weekend in Austin, and will appreciate any and all suggestions.

Can anyone help my friend?

#6 Mark Muller

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 10:04 AM

Fonda San Miguel is nice for this sort of thing.

#7 Richard Kilgore

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 10:34 AM

Thanks, Mark. I love San Miguel, but there are already two Mexican food events during the wedding weekend, so he has ruled out BBQ and Mexican.

Any other suggestions for a "semi-formal" rehearsal dinner in Austin?

#8 MissAmy

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 09:01 AM

Yes, Green Pastures is still open and would probably be a very good choice. Don't know if they could do his price range with wine, though. Call up there, I have several friends who work there and they are all really helpful friendly types.

I know he doesn't want Mexican, but my sister did her rehearsal dinner at Z-Tejas and it was really nice. We all paid for our own booze and it worked out well.
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#9 thirtyoneknots

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 11:34 AM

Well with the full disclosure that I work there, I'll throw out Jeffrey's as a possibility--there is an on-site event facility that afaik can hold that many. Including drinks in that budget may or may not be an issue. Closed on the 4th itself but open the weekend.
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#10 Richard Kilgore

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 04:53 PM

Thanks MissAmy and thirtyoneknots. I have passed your suggestions on to my friend.

Anyone else have suggestions for a rehearsal dinner location (considering my friend's requirements noted up-topic)?