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Seeking a venue for a birthday party with 30 people on a budget, pref. westside

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Seeking a venue for a birthday party with 30 people on a budget, pref. westside

sostrich | Aug 24, 2012 10:09 PM

This is my first post. I have searched old ones but thought I'd try putting in my parameters.

Seeking a space for a birthday party of approx. 30 people, for drinks and a light buffet dinner.

I'd like to spend less than $30 per person, including drinks. Please tell me if that's just crazy! So many of the posts I read had suggestions for really high end restaurants that are just not an option for me, which is why I am doing my own post. I would really appreciate any advice regarding venues and regarding what is realistic.

Location: westside up to malibu, down to LAX, and east to downtown though hoping not to go that far.

Food: prefer Italian, but can do more American or just Continental for the right setting.

I'm looking for a private or semi-private space. My ideal setting would be a patio or courtyard, but I could do a private room if it's a nice space. Renting an event space and having separate catering is an option, but it seems that those places are usually too large and the ones I found were either really hip or really corporate.

We want to have a buffet rather than a formal sit-down banquet, something where people can mill around and talk, but not a loud bar atmosphere.

I think that covers the basics. Thank you!

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