According to our chefs, “The love is in the details.” And whether you love them or hate them, sometimes it’s the little things that can get in the way of planning an exceptional event.
Before you request a proposal, consider the following:
- Determine your budget
- Make the guest list – this will help estimate how many guests to expect
- Pick a location
- Set the date and time of the event
Seated Meal – Works well at formal events such as weddings, galas, or where a presentation will take place.
Standing Reception – Works well for events with limited space, a short event time or where you want to encourage mingling and networking. Consider having your guests stand and place some cabaret tables around the room as places to rest drinks.
Partial Seating – Works well when your guest list includes a mixed-age group or your event may extend for a long period of time.
Dry Bar – If you have a budget-conscious event, eliminating alcohol completely will help with the expenses. To add options, consider a specialty non-alcoholic drink.
Beer and Wine – Variety is the spice of life, except when you’re waiting in line at the bar. Ordering beer and wine as the only alcoholic options is cost-e!ective and keeps the bar line moving forward so that guests have more time to enjoy your event!
Full Bar – A special day deserves the best. Events with large crowds or gatherings for an exceptional occasion may call for a bar with complete options for mixed drinks.
Food and Beverage Quantities
|Breakfast||none necessary||2 per guest|
|Lunch||1 to 4 per guest||2 per guest|
|Dinner||4 to 8 per guest||2 to 3 per guest|
|Hors D’oeuvres||Only 6 to 12 per guest||2 to 3 per guest|