So many factors go into creating a perfect event. Whether you’re hiring a catering company or planning it yourself you’ll need delicious food, helpful staff, complimentary decor, and last but definitely not least, a comfortable space. An event that would be perfect can be uprooted by the wrong location: all the aspects of your party need to align so that guests are at ease.
Here are some tips to finding the perfect location for your event:
Consider Atmosphere: Make sure that the location will allow your event to embody the mood you hope to achieve. If want an elegant, relaxed, summer-brunch affair, choose a location that offers plenty of natural light, open space, and enough room for guests to feel comfortable mingling, even allowing for a bit of breeze. On the other hand, if you want an intimate, cozy event, consider a space that will not allow your guests to separate too much.
Remember the Food: make sure that your location will accommodate the food you have planned. If you envision a large buffet, be sure to keep in mind the amount of space this takes up, so that you don’t have guests bumping into the buffet tables or catching their sleeves in sauce. If you want to have trays of passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails circulating throughout, look at a space that allows for open footpaths, one that doesn’t force a crowd into a single, central area, blocking your guests from enjoying the deliciousness you’re offering them.
Finally, trust yourself! Don’t host an event in a space that doesn’t please your eye and your aesthetic. Your event reflects upon you, so it’s very important to find a location you love. Your guests will appreciate your event all the more if you are happy and having a good time yourself: make sure you want to spend time in the location for your party.
Choosing a location for your event can be the foundation for the other planning