Rehearsal Dinner

A party before the party?! Yes, it's your rehearsal dinner!

We spotlight great restaurants for your event and tell you how to rethink the traditional rehearsal. Don’t forget you can use our location search tool to select your rehearsal dinner venue, too.



5 DMV Rehearsal Dinner Locations Serving Up Delectable Eats!

5 DMV Rehearsal Dinner Locations Serving Up Delectable Eats!

Planning a rehearsal dinner in the DC Metro Area? The DMV provides a wealth of venue options! Want to dine amidst historic surroundings? In an elegant hotel? On the water? These venues offer some intriguing choices for special occasion private dining--from Bridal Showers to Day-After Brunches!


Rehearsal Dinners at Home

Rehearsal Dinners at Home

Make your rehearsal dinner guests really feel at home. Hosting your rehearsal dinner at home (yours or that of a very nice relative or friend!) can be a great option if you’re on a tight budget or simply want a warm, intimate environment where your nearest and dearest can connect with each other.


6 Great Places for Your San Francisco Rehearsal Dinner

6 Great Places for Your San Francisco Rehearsal Dinner

San Francisco is a veritable smorgasbord of world-class cuisine, encompassing virtually every culture, culinary delight, and price point. But a rehearsal dinner is no mere meal—it's the introduction to your all-important wedding festivities. So we've put together a list of dining options with a combination of great food, cool style, and pretty fabulous views that will inspire you to make reservations.


My Big Fat Multicultural Wedding

My Big Fat Multicultural Wedding

My father is Middle Eastern, my mother hails from Louisiana’s Cajun country, and I’m proud to say that both cultures have always been an integral part of who I am. We’re also Texans, so that means we all can whip up a mean barbecue, too. When I became engaged to Jon, who has Nordic and German roots, we just sprinkled a few more ingredients into our family’s melting pot.


Rethinking Rehearsal Dinners

Rethinking Rehearsal Dinners

Instead of making it an extension of the wedding, consider the rehearsal dinner a chance to host an event that's fresh and unexpected. Here are 9 ways to make your rehearsal dinner an epic event in its own right.


Good Eats, Good Ambiance: Chicago's Best Rehearsal Dinner Locations

Good Eats, Good Ambiance: Chicago's Best Rehearsal Dinner Locations

Chicago is a diner’s paradise, offering some of the best places to eat in the country. This is great news if you’re planning a rehearsal dinner because you’ll have plenty of choices. Here’s an enticing selection of the city’s restaurants—some are casual and some are more upscale, but all are happy to host your special event.


Your Out-of-Town Wedding Guests

Your Out-of-Town Wedding Guests

One of the most endearing aspects of your wedding is how loved ones come together from the four corners of the world to celebrate. By adding a few thoughtful details to your wedding festivities, you can return the favor and make your out-of-towners feel like VIPs.


Rehearsal Dinner Etiquette

Rehearsal Dinner Etiquette

Ahhh, the party before the party. Sure, you'll need to do a walk-through of your ceremony, but the real fun happens at dinner! Wondering what the details are? We answer 6 of the top rehearsal dinner questions.


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