A non-profit to which I belong is looking for a new venue for our annual meeting and luncheon in November. This past year we went to Peppers in King of Prussia, the year before was Seasons 52. We thought we'd just go back to Peppers, but due to recent management changes and a decline in the food quality we are rethinking that idea. (We've been having monthly board meetings there since January, and after last night we're looking for a new venue for those as well!)
What we usually do is start with coffee/tea/nibbles, have a meeting, have a speaker, have lunch.
We are looking for something in the western 'burbs...
nothing too "exotic"... Italian or American would be good, Indian or Chinese probably not so much.
we will need a room to accomodate approximately 25-30.
preferrably no room charge for banquet.
we'd be fine with a limited menu (ie: 3 or so entree choices)
approx $15 pp.
room to ourselves without outside noise
MUST be available for us to arrive at 9:30 am.
Preferably provide coffee/tea beginning at 9:30.
room for speaker and her stuff.
free parking, easy access, etc.
we came up with a number of ideas last night with good (read, acceptable to the group) food, but the private room is the big blocker... what do you think?