John ("Carpetbagger" to you guys) and I are getting married at the Hotel Monaco in October 2004. About 75% of our guests will be in from out of town and staying at the hotel, which is located on St. Charles in the CBD. I need some advice for a fabulous rehearsal dinner. These are the criteria:
1) Must be able to accomodate 50+ guests in a semi-private way (not mixed in with other patrons)
2) Must be reasonably priced (I'm thinking in the $40 - $45 per head range, including house wine and beer, but not hard liquor)
3) Must be within short walking distance of hotel (elderly relatives) or within short walking distance of streetcar line (I did some research and we can rent a streetcar for a very reasonable amount and the out-of-town guests will love it!)
So, bearing in mind my three criteria, does anyone have any suggestions???