I am turning the big 3-0 in exactly a month and am looking to throw a cocktail party in mid-October for about 60 (give or take) of my nearest and dearest.
Ideally I would like to hold it at a bar/lounge ( or restaurant that includes a bar/lounge) and be able to maybe section off an area or make some type of arrangement with management to be given a particular area to hang out in and have waitresses designated to my area. I will not be serving food and it will not be an open bar. Most likely I will buy a few bottles of champagne and then everyone else can order what they want on their own.
I would loooove to be able to find a place that will not charge me extra for a room or space. But if they do it shouldn't be more than $200.
In terms of vibe I'm looking for a place that doesn't have super crazy loud music, isn't pretentious etc. This is a 30th birthday party after all...not a 20th.Some place where people can hear each other talk and just have a fun time.
I'm looking at Watershed because I love there outdoor area (which I realize is a bit of a risk in mid-October). But I'm not 100% sure it will work.
Any other ideas?
Thanks a million!