Restaurant receptions

07-12-10.jpgCourtesy of Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

To guarantee that your guests have a memorable dining experience, I love the idea of booking your celebration at a restaurant whose cuisine you know and love. While researching a story about restaurant wedding receptions, I stumbled upon the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse. In the late '80s, more than 40 artisans from Tajikistan created the decorative elements of the teahouse, including its hand-carved and -painted ceiling, tables, stools, columns, and exterior ceramic panels. It's like a little oasis of exoticism in downtown Boulder—the perfect spot for a wedding if you're looking to break out of the "rustic mountain wedding" mold. The maximum interior capacity is 110; outside on the creekside patio it's 100. Food and beverage minimums start at $3,500; per person prices start from $30. Visit for more information. —Lauren Matthews, editor, Brides Colorado

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