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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Ask Dan! - I am Looking for a Place that Could Accommodate up to 100 People for Cocktails and Heavy Appetizers

Dan,

Hello, I am a bride to be in August and I am interested in a lake side rehearsal dinner option in Wayzata. I talked to Sunset's and I was told they do not take large party reservations, so I wanted to see if you had another suggestion? I am looking for a place that could accommodate up to 100 people for cocktails and heavy appetizers. I look forward to your suggestions!

Keri Cowan

Keri,

Thanks for the note! The suggestions Elisha (my wife) and I discussed are as follows:

Try Northcoast first, as they are in Wayzata. You could ask if they would be willing to rent out the top deck on the second floor that overlooks Wayzata Bay on Lake Minnetonka. If you Google NorthCoast Wayzata Reviews the word is they get about 3.5 out of 5 stars. I agree with that, as the couple of times I have been, it took forever to get served, forever to get the food delivered to the table, and they were indifferent. Lots of people rave about it, so don't base your decision for a large party on my sandwich being late.

The second option is Bayside Event Center in Excelsior. I used to work there and they regularly had receptions and weddings lake side. Good food, good ambiance, Bayside also gets 3.5 stars when you search for a review. A third option which is not lake side is the Wayzata Legion, although it would be a strictly blue collar affair. The Conservatory at Carlson Towers will also accommodate a very nice event.

Let me know if you have success, and Elisha and I wish you all the best with your wedding.

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