I'm American and I live in London with my German fiance, and my mother now lives in SW MN. We've decided to have a small family wedding in MSP on a Thursday in July, followed by a big family party at my mother's that weekend.
The group is 20 adults and nine kids under the age of 10 (we need them accommodated wherever we go), and we're planning on staying at the new Westin opening in May.
There are two dinners in question:
Wednesday night -- dinner at a steak place (Murry's? Manny's? We thought about the Capital Grille, but their private room is too small for the kids to join)
Thursday night -- dinner somewhere beautiful and delicious (Nicollet Island Inn? The Westin? We researched rooms at Chambers and the Walker, but both were too stark for our liking)
If everything could be downtown, it would be ideal. Of course, we haven't found a church yet, so that could throw off our pedestrian plan : )
Any thoughts would be very much appreciated!