Private Events


The Wine Cellar reflects Balena’s Tuscan-rustic atmosphere in an intimate, private setting. The reception area features a dedicated oaken private bar, uniquely back-lit by a tapestry of vintage wines set into the wall and accentuated with an antique cast-iron safe (origin circa 1900). The fully-functional dining room offers a distinctive view into Balena’s Italian wine-closet, and is framed by distressed brick archways. The Wine Cellar accommodates up to 35 guests for a seated dinner or 60 guests for a standing reception. It’s an elegant space for any holiday party, pharmaceutical dinner program, wedding rehearsal dinner, corporate event, birthday party, wine dinner, or any special event.

Balena’s private dining menus boast a seasonal selection of locally-sourced ingredients in Italian-inspired dishes from Chef Chris Pandel. We tailor our event menus to the individual client. Private dining menus vary from passed hors d’oeuvres and plattered appetizers during cocktail receptions, to multi-course family-style dinners that feature a variety of entrees and desserts. Compliment your event with a hand-crafted cocktail from our Italian mixology program – each cocktail showcases a different Italian bitter. Or explore a region of Italy through our extensive wine list.

A/V is available — Three built-in LCD televisions offer easy A/V programming. Craft your event’s playlist onto your smartphone or listening device and air your music through our house speakers.

Skyler Harrah, Private Events Manager, is available to assist with requests for additional A/V requirements, floral arrangements, and other décor.