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Location for Rehearsal Dinner?

July 24, 2017 6:16:02 pm

Posted in Coral Gables, FL, USA
Emptyprofileicon Jenny Firth

I am the mother of the groom and we are all coming to Miami/Coral Gables (home of the bride) for a wedding in July 2010. I am looking for a location around Coral Gales or Coconut Grove for the rehearsal dinner.

Our wedding party is young and very informal. Their parents are older :0, and more formal. So we need to find a happy medium.

Any suggestions?

Thank you so much!

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115920 Sheree and Raphael Lopez Wedding date: September 27, 2009

March 06, 2010 11:54:55 am

We had our Rehearsal dinner at Benihana's. They had a seperate banquet style room upstairs. It was very nice and private. We had about 35 people so since it is Hibachi style, we all couldn't sit at one long table. :( Either way it was about $15 each & it is all cooked infront of you. :) Very entertaining and fun for everyone! Let me know if you need any other info.
Good Luck & Best Wishes!!!

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88446 Ryan and Jennifer Wedding date: November 08, 2009

March 06, 2010 3:39:23 pm

Hi! We had our rehearsal dinner at Villagio in Coral Gables. The food (Italian) was excellent!!! We were inside and it was a little noisy for toasts and the like but also had our dinner on a Saturday night! They do have an outdoor area which would probably be quieter. It came to around $20-25 a person, the menu was narrowed down a bit but for that price we had choice of soup or salad, soda or iced tea included, a vegetable, choice of 4 entrees (which they allowed us to substitute one of their choices with one of our own), and included dessert! Wine was extra. Everyone at the dinner (35 people) enjoyed the meal thoroughly and the portions were more than enough!! They even had options for kids under 12. We also were able to sit at one table in a U-shape which was good for conversation since we had out of town people who got to know the local family members/friends. If you need any other info (church, photographer, florists, DJ) let us know, we have friends/family in the industry so we had the best of the best! Good luck & best wishes!

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135704 Ivan Apfel Miami, FL, USA

March 08, 2010 12:16:50 pm

How large is your rehearsal party going to be. There are some very charming Coral Gables staple locations that have great private room dining for partys of 20 and less. If this is your party, let me know and I can attach a list.

Best Regards,
Ivan Apfel

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Emptyprofileicon Teresa and Timothy Wedding date: October 19, 2007

March 08, 2010 2:00:57 pm

We had our rehearsal dinner in Key Biscayne at a restaurant called "Archie's Pizza" it's a gourmet pizzeria with outside dinning which is where our party sat, it was great, casual, but not TOO casual. It was definitely memorable! Hope you find the perfect place :)

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Emptyprofileicon Shannon and Alfonso Wedding date: January 03, 2009 Coral Gables, FL

March 08, 2010 3:14:45 pm

Hello. We had our rehearsal dinner at Villagio Italian Restaurant, in Merrick Park. We had a set menu and our extra long table, outside under the stars. We had delicious food. We eat there frequently. It is consistent with quality food and good service. Try it. The prices were reasonable. Have fun with everything. Try and do a tour of The Biltmore Hotel.

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Emptyprofileicon Jackie guevara Wedding date: July 17, 2010

June 17, 2010 5:02:51 pm

I am looking for a hairstlyes and make-up artist for my wedding in the Miami area. As well as florist, mine just canceled last minute. My wedding is mid-July. I would love to see photos. please let me know if you have any info. Thanks!

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Emptyprofileicon Jackie guevara Wedding date: July 17, 2010

June 17, 2010 5:04:35 pm

I would like to know what places you recommend for the rehearsal dinner my party is 20

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Emptyprofileicon Shannon and Alfonso Wedding date: January 03, 2009 Coral Gables, FL

June 18, 2010 7:38:51 am

David Jaffee-Florist #954-418-0608, did mine. He was extremely reasonable. Please call him. He comes to Miami and he did an excellent job! Also, miracle worker, Karla Lola did my makeup and hair. Her # 305-803-8900. She is a sweetheart, as well. Good luck and many blessings for a beautiful wedding!

Shannon

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Emptyprofileicon Shannon and Alfonso Wedding date: January 03, 2009 Coral Gables, FL

June 18, 2010 7:43:19 am

There are many places in the Gables that can accomodate your party. Try Villagio, for a great dinner with set menu. Also, if you would like, there is a Japanese Steakhouse on Miracle Mile that would be exciting. Gaetano's Italian Restaurant at the St Michelle hotel, seems worthy. And one more place, would be a small, but fantastic place---Charlotte Bistro on Miracle Mile!!! Awesome food and the chef makes a memorable evening everytime. Good luck and God bless!
Shannon

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Emptyprofileicon Shannon and Alfonso Wedding date: January 03, 2009 Coral Gables, FL

June 18, 2010 7:47:50 am

Karlalola.com is the website for hairstyles. I called her and told her I referred you to her.
Shannon

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Emptyprofileicon Shannon and Alfonso Wedding date: January 03, 2009 Coral Gables, FL

June 18, 2010 7:49:09 am

Karlalola.com is the website for hairstyles. I called her and told her I referred you to her.
Shannon

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88446 Ryan and Jennifer Wedding date: November 08, 2009

June 18, 2010 7:18:36 pm

Our florist was Vivian's Petals...and she was AMAZING!!!! She was able to capture exactly what my bride wanted when all the other florists tried to give her what was "expected". Vivian was on top of things both before the wedding and the day off as far as organization. Her phone number is 305-753-2492. Tell her Ryan & Jennifer Llera sent you :)

http://roylleraphotographers.com/2010/03/03/gables-congregational-hyatt-wedding-photography/

There are pictures and a slide show there that you can see boquets, tables, etc. Vivian is awesome and can create anything you want!

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