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Planning an event is one of the most exciting and stressful events of a person’s life. Whether you are planning a wedding, retirement party, birthday celebration, or other event, your goal is to entertain your guests in a comfortable environment and hopefully have the opportunity to enjoy the event yourself.

To achieve your goal, you first need to find the perfect event venue. You have a number of options, so it is important to evaluate the needs of your event. Ask yourself a few important questions concerning your event:

  • How many people are attending and how much space do you need?
  • Do you prefer onsite catering or do you want the option of hiring an outside caterer?
  • How many hours do you need for you event?
  • Do you need pre-event access to the space?
  • Do you want the venue staff to handle set-up and clean-up?
  • What is your budget?

The answers to these questions help you choose the perfect space for your event. Before speaking to potential event facilities, have the answers to these questions prepared. It will make the interview process much more efficient.

Once you choose your event space, begin making decisions about other aspects of your event. This varies based on the nature of your event, but common responsibilities include:

  • Hiring a caterer, if necessary
  • Sampling food and choosing a menu
  • Determining the best type of beverage service
  • Hiring a DJ or other entertainment provider
  • Creating a seating arrangement

The venue of your event plays a major role in every decision you make about your event. Some venues are all-inclusive, so you have less to plan. However, some people enjoy customized events, so be sure to speak with your potential event location to ensure the option you prefer is available.

If you are planning a wedding, it is especially important to know what services are offered in addition to the event space. For instance, your event space might include catering, a champagne toast, cake cutting, seated service, or linens with the space rental. This can be a convenient option for brides and grooms, but it can also limit your choices. If you prefer to personalize your event with outside services or materials, clear it with the venue ahead of time.

Event planning is a great deal of fun, but it can also be stressful. When choosing a venue, find a place that offers the support you need for your special event. The experienced event planning staff at the Eastonian will help you plan the event of your dreams.