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venue rec's for South Bay buffet luncheon for 30-40 in July?

Susan | Feb 26, 200601:31 PM

Hello Chowhounds! :)

I'm in need of recommendations for a restaurant venue to host a simple, but updcale bridal shower in July for approx. 30-40 ladies of all ages in the South Bay (bride lives in Campbell, but anywhere in South Bay you can recommend would be much appreciated).

I want to keep price point low, but beautiful surroundings and great food are important!

I'm envisioning a mid-afternoon "garden party" with light (but yummy) buffet at a restaurant courtyard, patio or garden area...

Menu ideas: I'm thinking of keeping the price down by keeping the menu simple, like only 4 items, but having really delicious and creative offerings like a couple of creative salads, quiche dish or pasta, bread and cheese, punch and iced tea...? Menu will depend on the restaurant but that's kinda what I have in mind.

I am open to all ideas, the menu and venue ideas are just what I have as a starting point. The guest list may grow beyond 40 so I want to keep the per-person price in the "great deal" arena.

Alternatively, do you have any recommendations for an outdoor or garden venue with caterer? I'm assuming this might be more costly, but who knows.

Thanks so much!

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