I'm planning a baby shower in the DC/NOVA/MD area and am in URGENT need to solidify a location as soon as possible. There will be about 40 people in attendance and it'll be held on a Saturday during the afternoon timeframe.
I'm seeking a nice restaurant that can host 40 people on an outside patio/garden area or in a nice private dining room. It's my intent for the shower to be a tea, so I'd prefer a nice outside location with a great lunch/brunch menu (somewhere that will serve more than finger sandwiches). My budget is roughly $800.
If you've dined somewhere or held an event similiar to this one please send me the location. I've searched most of the boutique hotels and tea rooms, but I haven't found anything that can accomodate 40 people or my budget.
Any suggestions are much appreciated!!!!