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Like Oleana, but not Oleana


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Like Oleana, but not Oleana

cpingenot | | May 26, 2011 08:25 AM

Looking for a spot for a celebratory dinner for 20. Technically, it's a wedding, but we want it to be more like a dinner for 20 than a "WEDDING" if that makes any sense- no cake, no dancing, no great uncle Walter. Just immediate family and 2 or 3 close friends, good food, good wine (although we're not wine snobs) and an elegantly relaxed time to celebrate together.

The garden at Oleanna would be pretty perfect, and the cost/ time constraints/ location are fine. I especially like the indoor-outdoor quality of the space, such that we could have a backup if the weather turns ugly. To me it has the "garden in your villa in Tuscany feeling" relaxed but sophisticated. Unfortunately my future husband goes to Oleanna a lot for work entertaining, and so it doesn't exactly feel like a celebratory place for him.

Any suggestions chow hounders for somewhere with that ambiance? Prefer in the central boston/ Cambridge area. Would be happy to do it late afternoon such that we don't interfere with dinner service.

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