When SoDel Concepts' 10th restaurant, the new Bluecoast Seafood Grill, opens this summer on Route 1 near Fresh Market, it will feature an 800-square-foot private dining room that will seat 50. But event organizers and celebrants needn't wait until then to book a banquet space in a SoDel Concepts restaurant. Four of the company's restaurants have rooms suitable for private parties.
Now is an ideal time to book a function. "For locals and off-season visitors, this is the perfect time of year to get together with friends, whether you're celebrating a birthday or anniversary, holding a rehearsal dinner or organizing a bridal or baby shower," says Scott Kammerer, SoDel Concepts president. "It's also wise to call now for spring, summer and fall events, since many of these spaces become booked very quickly. Businesses, nonprofits and networking groups hold functions in our restaurants all year long."
Guests may have already visited these rooms during the many wine and beer dinners that the restaurants hold in the off-season. The multicourse meals, typically priced at under $50 per person, including the featured wine, beer or spirit, are considered good values. For notifications about these events, sign up at www.sodelconcepts.com.
Many guests have attended social and business functions in the largest event space, which is in Fish On in the Villages of Five Points in Lewes. The restaurant's dedicated banquet room can hold 75 people.
The dining room at Papa Grande's Coastal Taqueria in Rehoboth Beach holds up to 45 for special occasions, while the Fenwick Island Papa Grande's has the Tequila Room, which accommodates 30. At Catch 54, located in Fenwick next to Papa Grande's, a second-story space holds 65. With its views of the water and its dedicated bar, this is the perfect spot for rehearsal dinners, showers and office parties.