Restaurants make awesome venues for smaller wedding receptions. They have great ambiance, delicious food, and are perfect for the couple that wants something a little more low key. The bonus is that they require little to no decor, and they include all the service staff and rentals you might need at a more traditional venue. The following restaurants would be great for a less formal reception, a brunch reception following a morning ceremony, or even just a rehearsal dinner.
Baur’s Ristorante Excellent ambiance, and the food presentation is top notch.
Firenze a Tavola A smaller venue, this restaurant is best suited for smaller parties or rehearsal dinners.
Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House Hardwood floors, a starlight ceiling, and a gorgeous bar. This place also has space for a small ceremony.
Maggianos While this restaurant is a chain, most locations offer excellent private spaces for receptions or rehearsal dinners.
Prima Ristorante Another Kevin Taylor restaurant. This restaurant has an Italian Opera theme, and dual levels that would make for a great reception space.
Wine Loft If you’re looking for a swank, loungy party, this is your place. Excellent wine menu, of course.
Zengo Delicious food in a fantastic setting. Ideal for a cocktail style reception.