may not be big enough to accomodate 30 people, but definitely a place to go afterward.
...there's no elevator so if you have older folks they might have trouble making it to the private room.
in Old Town is one idea.
We used the rooms upstairs and had cocktail hour in the bar and then dinner in the other room. Ours was about the same size as yours, maybe a touch larger. Food was good, the bars were well stocked, and the value for the price was good, I thought.
That was three years ago last night, as a matter of fact.
I'm sensing a trap...how was the food? I'm shocked at their pricing for that location when it comes to food and alcohol (particularly alcohol)
The food was very good, though obviously not Alinea. We had passed appetizers that we chose, salad/soup (don't remember which), entrees (choice of fish, steak, and maybe something else like chicken?), and dessert. The bar can be whatever you want it to be, so we chose a good quality assortment without being crazy, and I think said that if someone wanted something specific that we didn't have that they should go ahead and pour it. Don't remember what particular wine we served with dinner but I do recall that it was pretty good and reasonably priced. Honestly, neither my wife and I nor my folks had any complaints so far as I know...other than that my wife had to marry me the next day. Now this was three years ago, so I can't say what might be different now, but we were very pleased all around and I'd recommend it.
My daughter's future in-laws hosted the rehearsal dinner at Goose Island. Everyone had a great time; the food was good, and the bar was great. It had a game room for the kids and plenty of room to move around.