We are looking at potential wedding locations in Savannah and Charleston. One idea is to have a quick, small wedding in one of the great parks in Savannah and have a reception at a nearby restaurant. I know there are tons of great restaurants in the Historic district, but I'm having a bit of a hard time figuring out which ones could handle a private party of 40-50 people. Ideally, the restaurant would be in walking distance of the park, but we haven't really gotten far along enough to decide which park we'd like (we are planning a reconnaissance trip next week). The bride and groom are quasi-foodies, and full blown booze hounds (we want excellent beer/wine/cocktail options). Several family/friends are vegetarian/vegan, so it would be good to find somewhere that is going to handle that well. We don't have any particular type of cuisine in mind, but we want something creative and good. We are also thinking about appetizers/tapas rather than a formal sit down meal. We'd like the decor to be interesting, and an outside roof deck or patio area would be a huge plus.
Any suggestions, tips, comments, etc.. would be very appreciated.
Thanks in advance