The holidays are months away, right? Plenty of time to plan, right? If you’re in charge of planning the corporate shindig, you need to know time is running out to book for the holidays.
The good news: It’s not too late! Check our top three tips for holiday party success, and get moving, so you get your first-choice date.
Work with a Venue’s Event Planner
A great venue will have an experienced professional to handle the details. It’s your party, after all, so the planning should be stress-free. At The Gables at Chadds Ford, we create personalized events of all sizes, including holiday parties. We’ll work with your budget to deliver a memorable time in our rustic-chic private banquet room that your co-workers will rave about for months.
Use Your Budget Wisely
Consider a weekday party for the very best rates, and make sure the room fee covers the basics: table linens, napkins, china, flatware, tea light candles, setup and cleanup. At The Gables, we pride ourselves on serving up a gorgeous and reasonably priced venue plus the same great cuisine you enjoy in our restaurant. Our chef and his talented kitchen staff have dreamed up tantalizing party menus but are delighted to customize and accommodate food sensitivities and preferences.
Make It a Mix of Work and Play
You company is footing the bill for holiday merriment, but that doesn’t mean it has to be an agenda-driven (or stuffy!) affair. Determine if alcohol is appropriate, and if so whether you’ll cover some or all of the drinks or go with a cash bar. At The Gables, we can accommodate either request. Next, create a seamless flow from start to finish. Kick off the event with mingling, move into either a buffet or plated meal, leave room for brief remarks and any recognition, and end with dessert, coffee and tea. The farewell is a great time for gifts, too. Is your institution charity-minded? Consider a raffle or 50/50 and donate the proceeds.
We love parties! And we’re pretty good at throwing them (if we do say so ourselves). There are still great dates left, so make it a Gables at Chadds Ford holiday this year. Give us a call at (610) 388-7700, and let’s get started.
The Gables at Chadds Ford is nestled in the heart of the historic Brandywine Valley. Our combination of fresh seasonal cuisine, rustic yet elegant charm and enchanting outdoor dining will keep you coming back time and time again. The Gables is also the perfect venue to host your next special event, whether you are planning a wedding, rehearsal dinner, baby shower or corporate event.
Wine glasses and centerpiece photo, Ed Williams