This summer I had to arrange a wedding rehearsal dinner for 20, something I had not done before. I began by looking at restaurants in the vicinity of the wedding venue for convenience. I chose four and emailed the details to each place. I heard back from one, Pomodoro. They seemed set up for this kind of event with a special menu of five pasta dishes. The price was $35 per guest with a dinner of Caesar Salad, pasta dish and Tiramisu for dessert. Servings were generous and there was a special menu with the names of the wedding couple. I worked closely with the chef with whom it was quite easy to negotiate. We had half the restaurant with the other half serving unrelated customers. The space was comfortable and like with all large groups, you only hear the conversation right around you.
There is parking under the building after office hours are over, so it was easy to come and go. And best of all, the food was good. I had the linguine alla Puttanesca and I was glad to take home a box of leftovers for the next day.
The College Club’s wedding venue is also nice. The celebrated couple is married under an arbor at the end of a pier on Lake Union with boatloads of strangers going by, clapping and shouting their congratulations! It made it seem as though all of Seattle was celebrating this union of two young and happy persons! The reception room is bright and sunny with views of the lake.
2366 Eastlake Ave. E, 206-324-3160
Tues–Thurs: 5:30–11pm; Fri–Sat: 5:30–12pm;
Sunday: 5:30–10pm, closed Mondays