Hosting a celebration can be a lot of work. Between planning the logistics of the party space, the itinerary for the event and the menu for food and drinks, you may feel like there is too much to do in too little time.
Below you will find a list of key things to consider when you begin planning your event.
The Party Space
Choosing the right party space is the first step to a successful event. You cannot host 100 people in a small conference room and, on the flip-side, you don’t want an entire restaurant for a small party of 20 leaving your event feeling empty. Be sure to speak with professionals at the space you plan to use to discuss capacity suggestions to help ensure you choose a place that will most comfortably fit the entire group.
Depending on your celebration, you may have more or fewer events that you need to fit into your event’s schedule. Common times you may need to schedule are meal times and speeches or awards. For informal events, consider scheduling the meal to begin first and then begin the speeches or awards shortly thereafter. Using this schedule will allow for more time to socialize before/after the meal.
If your party space does not include food and beverage options, you will need to find alternative catering Newburyport MA for your event. The most important thing to consider when choosing a caterer is whether you need them to simply drop off the food or whether you need catering staff to remain at the party to assist in serving and cleaning up as well.
Finally, the most important tip for planning a celebration is to start planning early. The earlier you begin planning, the more likely you will get your first choice of venues and caterers, which will help keep the party-planning stress.