Our top tips for planning your next event.
22 Apr 2021 15:54:41
Events & culture
Planning a big event or occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or family celebration, can be incredibly stressful. The worry of booking the perfect venue, catering and decorations con often weigh on the minds of the organiser.
Our team of experts at The Elvetham are here to help ease your burden and assist in planning your next occasion, with over 20 years of experience in delivering high quality events. Take a look at our ‘top tips’ for you to consider when planning your next event:
Choosing a date
It can be difficult to pick a date for your big celebration, but this is often dictated by the event you are celebrating (birthday or anniversary). Ideally, look to get plans in place in advance and invites out to your guests around 8-12 weeks before the event to make sure the majority can make it!
Choosing a venue
Hosting an event at home can seem like a good idea but can often become stressful. It is important that you (the organiser) are also able to relax and enjoy the celebration too, so selecting a venue away from home is a good way to ensure this. Choosing a venue who regularly host similar events also gives you reassurance that you and your guests will be well looked after!
The Elvetham has a range of private rooms suitable for a variety of events and group sizes including rooms for private dining, discos and drinks receptions. Not only do the multiple event spaces give you the flexibility to choose the best room for your event, but with the added benefit of bedrooms in the Main House, it means your guests can choose to stay the night and simply retire to their comfortable bedroom following an evening full of celebrations!
Choosing your food and drink
After the venue, this is arguably the most important part of any good party. Make sure you think about the type of event you are hosting and choose food accordingly – is it going to be formal or informal, inside or outside?
At The Elvetham, we can tailor the catering to fit perfectly fit the style of your event, with our experienced team of chefs, delicious food and fine wine are guaranteed at any occasion. From canapés to fork buffets, four course private dinners to a sumptuous barbecue, our catering will impress all of your guests.
Choosing your entertainment
Dependent on the type of event you are hosting, it is important to consider entertainment. You can either do this yourself with a few simple family games or ‘push the boat out’ with some professional entertainment. From a DJ to a caricaturist there are so many options to make your next event that bit more memorable. Here at The Elvetham, we collaborate with a whole range of companies to provide entertainment, click here to enquire with us today.
Don’t forget to take pictures at your event, so get yourself a photographer (or budding attendee) to take some photos from the event so that you can relive the celebrations for years to come.