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Location for Rehearsal Dinner?

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jenny1th

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!

Posted in Coral Gables, FL, USA
Written on Mar. 06, 2010

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sbrl28@yahoo.com
Wedding Date: Sep, 2009
Coral Gables, FL, USA
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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!!!

Written on Mar. 06, 2010
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rml_dvm2006@hotmail.com
Wedding Date: Nov, 2009
Coral Gables, FL
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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!

Written on Mar. 06, 2010
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Ivan Apfel Photography
Miami, FL, USA

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

Written on Mar. 08, 2010
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etherealbrite
Wedding Date: Oct, 2007
Coral Gables, FL, USA
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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 :)

Written on Mar. 08, 2010
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shannong704
Wedding Date: Jan, 2009
Coral Gables, FL
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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.

Written on Mar. 08, 2010
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kiekie48
Wedding Date: Jul, 2010
Miami, FL, USA
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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!

Written on Jun. 17, 2010
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kiekie48
Wedding Date: Jul, 2010
Miami, FL, USA
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I would like to know what places you recommend for the rehearsal dinner my party is 20

Written on Jun. 17, 2010
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shannong704
Wedding Date: Jan, 2009
Coral Gables, FL
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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

Written on Jun. 18, 2010
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shannong704
Wedding Date: Jan, 2009
Coral Gables, FL
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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

Written on Jun. 18, 2010
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shannong704
Wedding Date: Jan, 2009
Coral Gables, FL
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Karlalola.com is the website for hairstyles. I called her and told her I referred you to her.
Shannon

Written on Jun. 18, 2010
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