I will be married in Portland next June. We are planning a small rehearsal dinner for the immediate family but then want to find a place to go with all the out of town guests, which could be about 60-80 people. We want something casual, where people can drop in as they arrive in town, or leave when they are ready for bed. Maybe appetizers or dessert. Some people will want a drink but we are not a huge drinking crowd.
It will be a Friday night so I don't know if many restaurants will want to give up their private room for appetizers and drinks.
I thought it would be fun to make a dessert buffet where we could get sweets from a lot of places but don't know where we could host this.
We looked at the "private" room at the Sebago Brewery in South Portland but it was just an alcove off of the waiting area. I am going to look into a cruise but worry that that prevents the drop-in, leave whenever people. I even thought about renting Silly's (where we would have more than just apps). Does anyone know if they have ever done that?
As you can see, we are open to lots of ideas, but haven't found one that has clicked. Any ideas would be SOOO greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!