It's called R-Place and has been a staple around Morris for ages. It's just off I-80, and I highly recommend it if you're ever traveling that part of the highway.
This is the back room of the restaurant that we'll all be in for the night. You can catch just a small glimpse of what the rest of the place looks like. I wish I had taken pictures of the rest of the decorations, because it really is awesome. It's overflowing with things from way back when. You could spend hours in there looking at it all and still find something new the next time you go back.
The guy in charge of events will be setting up the tables in two long rows on each side with the middle area being clear and the front of the room as well. Where you see the computer screen in the last picture, he'll set up a bar with beer and liqour of our choice. We've decided to do the menu banquet style, and that will be lined up just outside of the room.
Iceberg lettuce with various dressings
Tortellini pasta salad
Assorted fruit tray
All non alcoholic drinks are included. We're getting all of this for just $14.95 per person and that includes tax. They leave the gratuity up to us, dependent on the service.
Now that the place is settled I can start working up mock invites for the rehearsal and the dinner. I'm also thinking some cute signage for the buffet to let everyone know what they're eating.
How did you guys decide on your rehearsal dinner spot; is it a local favorite?
p.s. Born to be Mrs. Beever is hosting her first giveaway on her blog. Go check it out!