I visited Charleston in January of this year for my bachelorette and the whole time I said to myself "my husband would like this, my husband would like that" and so we are now going for NYE! We need some help for plans on the actual NYE evening.
There are a lot of parties to choose from and I am not sure which ones would be our speed
Many seem to have a bar but not very much food (or from how they word it, it concerns us) and for the price tag 150-185 that is a bit pricy for not having dinner, even if it is open bar.
There are a lot of pre-fixe dinners which seems nice, but doesn't seem to include the "fun" part of the evening. Music, or some entertainment, or a new years toast!
So when we were out in LA for New Years eve ahead of the Oregon/FSU game we found a restaurant, that had a pre-fixe, a little stage burlesque show(super tame but added to the romance and festivities), live music, and a festive atmosphere. It was a french restaurant in between Beverly hills and west hollywood called the little door. It just hit the right note. It was nice to have some great champagne, know the pre-fixe price, have some music, and things not be too crazy but still romantic and fun.
My husband isn't a dance all night kinda guy(but does like to have fun!) and since we don't know society (or anyone) in Charleston those big parties might be a bit random feeling for us, but just doing dinner and going back to the hotel room sounds a little underwhelming.
I am wondering if anywhere in Charleston does something similar to what I described, kinda in between those two extremes? I have been researching but I am having no luck.
-We would prefer dinner and a party all in one place
-Black Tie is fine, my husband has his tux and I'm packing both a long and short evening dress
-With dinner and party/fun plus alcohol (its doesn't have to be open bar, we could get some champagne bottles instead, but open bar is fun too!) we would like to be in the $300/couple or around 150/pp
-we are 34 and 44. We drink and have fun but we aren't party all night in the club people.
-We are genial, we can make friends or mix and mingle very well.
-If you know of a party that has a good amount of food but not full dinner please let us know about that, what has us concerned is the word "lite" in front of any mention of food at some parties