HELP! We are getting married in a civil ceremony and don't want the hassle or expense of a reception. What we'd hoped to do is find a restaurant with a cutting edge feel that accepts large group reservations (~20 people) where our guests can order off the regular menu. Ideally we'd like to be in the Alexandria-Old Town area, but at this point anything in the Metro area would suffice. We've been scouting and so far all the restaurants we've explored either don't have the sort of festive atmosphere we'd like or insist that we book an event (and thus all the expense that goes with it). Any recommendations you have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!