Kelsey Grammer celebrated his upcoming nuptials to Kayte Walsh on Thursday night with a pre-wedding dinner at New York’s hip steakhouse, Abe & Arthur’s in the Meatpacking District and OK! has all the details!
The couple arrived around 10 p.m. with around 40 of their closest friends and family, including Kelsey’s daughter Greer, his daughter with hair and makeup stylist Barrie Buckner.
“It was booked just Thursday afternoon and ended up being an informal impromptu rehearsal dinner,” a source tells OK! exclusively. “They took over the upstairs bar area. The whole thing was very informal.”
The happy couple left the menu open to the top chefs at the restaurant, who brought out around 20 appetizers for the party.
“The only specific request was to make sure there were vegetarian items,” the source adds. “Kayte is a vegetarian and Kelsey’s biggest concern was that she had vegetarian items to eat.”
As she was preparing for her big Broadway wedding today, Kayte kept away from the alcohol.
Kelsey and Kayte’s wedding ceremony is at a theater on Broadway (set to start in an hour), fitting for the actor who stars in La Cage Aux Folles, and the couple will marry in front of a reported 150 guests. The reception will be held at the legendary Plaza Hotel and the ballroom was reportedly booked for $100,000.
“Kayte didn’t drink at all,” the insider concludes. “The whole vibe was very mellow and relaxed. Kelsey and Kayte mingled with everyone and never really separated. They were very affectionate with each other and seemed very happy.”