I just got engaged, and now that the immediate (and all-too-brief) celebratory period is over my fiancée and I are left with the ugly realities of planning a wedding.
We want to actually enjoy this wedding, and what we enjoy is eating and drinking well. We've decided to skip the dancing (which neither of us care much about) in favor of getting a venue where we can have the best damn wedding dinner ever.
Our only constraint is location: we've decided for a variety of reasons to have the ceremony in Bethesda, so we'd like the reception to be there as well. We're looking for a place that does fine dining that would be appropriate for a wedding reception of ~50 people and is Chowhound-approved.
We're willing to expand our search out a few miles (e.g., Rockville, DC Palisades) but we'd have to think long and hard about anyplace in Downtown DC.
So where are we going to have our wedding?