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#1 pinktoque

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    Posted 19 May 2008 - 01:10 PM

    So we're having a very casual wedding in Vegas and our original plan was just to all decide to meet at x buffet after the ceremony for dinner in lieu of a reception. We realized yesterday as we started counting the rsvp notes that we're going to have between 25 and 30 people there, and perhaps this isn't the best way to approach dinner.

    Does anyone know of casual places or buffets along the strip or at one of the casinos (not too expensive) that take reservations for parties of 25-30? I'd like to call a few places and see if we can make sure there'd be room for all of us together somewhere, but I just don't know where to begin. We're sure that there's room for 25-30 at some of the buffets, but we want to be sure we can all sit together so we're thinking of trying to set up a reservation now. We're not doing a formal reception or anything, but we would like to be in a large group at dinner instead of spread out!

    Thanks for any suggestions!!

    #2 Jen5372

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      Posted 27 May 2008 - 08:54 PM

      I would suggest Firefly, off the strip, excellent TAPAS restaurant. We go all the time, we might go there after our reception. HUge pitchers ofr sangria-all homemade. They are on the vegas websites and google search!

      #3 pinktoque

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        Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:33 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Jen5372
        I would suggest Firefly, off the strip, excellent TAPAS restaurant. We go all the time, we might go there after our reception. HUge pitchers ofr sangria-all homemade. They are on the vegas websites and google search!
        Oooh what a great suggestion -- thanks!! We'll totally look into them :)

        #4 Jen5372

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          Posted 04 June 2008 - 09:21 AM

          I see your wedding is fast approaching. I hope you found a place to go after for eating and drinking :)
          Good luck!!!

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          Posted 04 June 2008 - 09:36 AM

          I'm a big fan of Maggianos! They have large, family-style portions of really yummy Italian food, and they are quite affordable.

          I know there's one in Vegas, although I've never been to the Vegas restaurant. Every one of their restaurants I've been to has a private dining room.

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          #6 pinktoque

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            Posted 04 June 2008 - 09:54 AM

            Thanks for the well wishes, Jen :)

            and good suggestion, becks! I really like the idea of the tapas place that Jen mentioned, Firefly, but we'll have to see. My parents are getting in a day before us, so they're going to help "scout it out" and see if it's doable and see what else is around for options just in case.

            Thanks for all of your help! I have places to add to my parents' list to check into for me before we get there :)

            #7 Christine

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            Posted 04 June 2008 - 10:05 AM

            just off the strip is a great little rest. called Cozymel's. Its on the same street at the MGM Grand I think. Its going towards the airport. They have a small room that can be set aside for you. I have seen small wedding receptions there and the food is awesome! We love the table side guacamole, I miss it so much.
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            #8 Jen5372

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              Posted 05 June 2008 - 08:39 AM

              Christine-thanks for the Cozmel's suggestion, I wonder about going there also!! I amde reservations at Firefly already ( just to save a place, at least) but mexican is my FAV!!!

              Good luck on the baby-I see you are 38 weeks-I bet you are READY!!!!!! COngrats :)

              #9 Christine

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              Posted 05 June 2008 - 01:35 PM

              if you get a chance check out Cozymel's-you will love it!
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              #10 pinktoque

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                Posted 13 June 2008 - 02:24 PM

                Congratulations, Christine -- you're due in 4 days I see! Thanks for the suggestion for Cozymels. I'll definitely check it out.

                Now that we're a week away, I'm cutting it kind of close. I looked into Maggiano's, but they didn't have any openings for our date and time. My fault for waiting so long! I did find a great site, US Menu Guide: Las Vegas Restaurants and it shows all kinds of restaurants in Las Vegas, for example (Though if you go to just www.usmenuguide.com you can search by other U.S. cities, too) and you can search the restaurants by lots of different filters... such as if they have private rooms, type of food, etc. This is where I found Fellini's -- a place I think that we are going to look into and decide on seriously. They have a private room and the space on our date and at the time we want.

                Fellini's is Italian food, and for their private rooms they have special occasion menus; three different setups to choose from, varying in price from $19.95/person to $28.95/person. The more expensive, the more entree options you have to choose between. All meals come with a house salad or soup to start, and then a choice of entree. The chapel we are getting married at provides us with a cake, so we'll bring our own, but the manager did ask me if we wanted to add a wedding cake onto our "package" as well, so if you needed a cake, this would be perfect. You can add a soft drink package to the dinners for $3.00/person, which is unlimited soft drinks and tea/coffee as well. You can have it set where guests get their own alcoholic beverages from their bar (and as such, are responsible for paying for them if you choose) and for our very casual dinner after the ceremony this seems really reasonable for us! The great part is that they have 3 locations -- the one on the casino floor level of the Stratosphere Hotel specializes in themed private rooms for special occasions, so that's where we are thinking of going. I went ahead and reserved the date and time while we check out a few other places last minute first. But we'll probably end up there!

                Thanks for all of your help and suggestions everyone!




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