How To Choose A Banquet Hall For Your Event
Posted: Jul 08, 2015
Trenton is the capital city of New Jersey, home to more than 84,000 residents. The city has a rich history from the time it was established by Quakers in 1679 until George Washington achieved his first victory of the Revolutionary War. During the 1900s, Trenton became established as a manufacturing district where ceramics, steel and other items were made. Today, Trenton is marked by numerous museums and other historic landmarks where visitors and residents alike can learn more about the city’s past. The city is family-oriented and has a large number of businesses, leading to a large demand for a hall rental that is as appropriate for weddings as it is for large-scale corporate events.
- Maximum Capacity – Nothing will put a damper on your event more than having too little space. Before you get started with your event plans, consider the number of attendees you will have and aim for a hall rental that is a little larger than you think you need. Waiting for RSVPs to make your reservation could result in your losing the banquet hall that you really want. Instead, plan for the number of invitations sent and then decorate to cover any empty space that you may end up with. The Rose Garden (
- Create the Right Atmosphere – Matching the event to the atmosphere will make guests more comfortable regardless of whether you are having a wedding reception or a business dinner. Think about what you want to accomplish. Do you want a casual atmosphere that encourages friendly conversation or one that is more elegant which reflects the seriousness of the event?
- Consider the Equipment You Will Need – For a business conference, you will probably require an audio/video system, projectors and WIFI. Find out how well the hall rental is equipped for your electrical devices.
- Visit in Person – The photos you see of a banquet hall will likely be in full decor. Visit in person and see firsthand what guests will experience from the time they arrive until the event is over. Start by checking the parking and its proximity to the building. If any of your guests are disabled and/or require assistance, find out what options are available. Also, look at the restrooms to make sure they are adequate for the number of guests you will be having.
- Look at the Menu – The broader the selection of foods available, the more likely you will be able to work with the banquet hall to create the menu you want to serve your guests. Talk to them about accommodating guests with special needs and providing vegetarian alternatives for those who do not eat meat.
If there are any special needs that pertain to the event itself, you should ask about them before reserving the banquet hall. Ask exactly what is included in the hall rental and what they charge extra for or what you will have to supply for yourself. The more they can provide the less work it will be for you to prepare for your event.
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