Holiday Parties are a great way to wrap up a year of hard work and celebrate the season with co-workers and their significant others. It’s an opportunity to relax and enjoy each other’s company outside of the office. November is rapidly approaching and before we know it, here comes December! If you haven’t already booked your company holiday party NOW is absolutely the time. Most venues will have some prime Friday’s and Saturday’s still available but wait a few weeks and you are likely to end up with only a handful of Thursday’s open for an event.
A few things to keep in mind for your RFP include; Budget, Date & Time, Guest Count, Menu (would you like a casual meal with hors d’oeuvres and perhaps a carving station or do you prefer a formal plated meal?), Bar (will you have an open bar of Beer, Wine and Liquor or a Cash Bar? If having a Cash Bar will there be a bartender fee?), Décor (does the Venue provide Holiday Centerpieces and/or décor? If so, this could save you a good bit of money!), Dance Floor, In-house Music or Space for DJ/Band and lastly, Room Rate for your group if applicable. Send this list along with any other details specific to your group to your potential event venue and they should be able to provide a quick proposal to book your event as soon as possible.
By: Mallory Voorheis, IOM :: Corporate Sales Manager :: Vintage Villas Hotel & Events