Wedding venue

Book a banquet hall for big occasions

This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.

From birthdays to weddings, to all the family functions before and after, having a suitable venue to host your events is crucial. Of course, there are plenty of venues to choose from, depending on your preferences. Some love the great outdoors or even the lawn of their residence, while others prefer a restaurant or a more closed environment for a private feel. But going ahead with many venues requires additional preparations such as decor, catering, and more. Outdoor venues also add additional uncertainty with the weather, plus extra preparations to set up accommodations and take food outside.

Banquet halls are your best bet. Why? They save you the extra expenses and efforts as they provide all their services under one roof! Banquet halls are also very popular today because not everyone seems to enjoy events out in open or at home.

Here are some of the wonderful advantages of booking a banquet hall for any occasion:

Great banquet hall service

1. Quality Service and Staff

All customers demand good service today. Most people are educated and have higher expectations than ever before. Banquet halls consist of highly-professional individuals that include managers, coordinates, waiters, chefs, and sweepers.

They are highly-trained and have years of experience. And they know how to attend to all their guests. They manage to efficiently run your event. And in case anything goes wrong, they always have a plan B to execute your event as desired without giving you a chance to complain.

2. Reliable In-House Catering

A banquet hall also offers catering services so that you don’t have to spend time on looking for caterers on your own. You can also choose the menu yourself and customize it the way you like it. Usually, banquet halls charge per head according to the chosen menu so you can easily calculate the total amount. They also hire professional cooks and trained waiters so that you can completely rely on their catering services.

Accomodate a crows at a banquet

3. Accommodates a Large Group

A banquet hall has the capacity to host anywhere from 15-1,000 guests or more. Imagine if you wanted to celebrate your child’s first birthday with all your extended family and friends. Would you be able to accommodate all your guests at home? Maybe not. A banquet hall easily accommodates all your guests with ease, without suffocating everyone.  This is especially true with weddings, which typically involve 100 people or more.

Booking a banquet hall will give you and your guests plenty of space to dance and you can decide how loud you want the music. What’s more? Large spaces are easier to decorate in a grand manner. So no matter what the occasion, there’s ample space for everyone to move around.

Impressive decor at banquet thall

4. Impressive Decor

A banquet hall has in-house event designers who decorate the venue as per your preferences and budget. Whether it’s little details like flowers, ribbons, lights, and table linens, they can personalize every detail. Even if it’s a decoration for a specific theme, you can let them know so that they can put their creativity to use.

5. Cleanliness and Maintenance

Imagine your wedding is going on and you see a filthy stain on one of the table cloths. That can happen if you get services from a random vendor. But when it comes to a banquet hall, their cleanliness and maintenance is unquestionable. From dishes to floors, and table cloths to curtains, everything glitters beautifully.

beautiful lighting & backdrop options

6.  Lights and Photography Settings

Good lighting and exceptional photography is what everyone desires today. Banquet halls have a knack for delivering the backdrop and lighting you want for ambiance and great pictures and videos. No matter what your event theme may be, the team behind your magical night makes every moment count.

Most well-known banquet halls team up with experienced photographers that get really creative to take the most breathtaking shots. Let’s not forget the addition of impressive lights which bring a ton of glam and shimmer to any event! This lethal combination can make your event pretty memorable!

7. Cost Effective

Booking a banquet hall is cost-effective. How? Spending separately on venue, decoration, catering, and even coordinators can be expensive while a banquet hall provides all these facilities at an affordable price.

Beautiful decor at a banquet hall

Organizing an event is no big deal when you have a banquet hall that takes care of all major concerns when planning an event. It’s an ideal choice for most events today. Hoteliers have gotten creative, bringing the outdoors to the indoors! So make sure you start looking for the right venue early before you end up compromising on one that doesn’t leave you with a happy camper!  

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Author Bio: Rishi Kamra works with Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace. He has over a decade of experience in the hospitality and event management industry which allows him to create value-driven content for his readers. Travelling and photography are his two passions and in his free time, he enjoys working with the youth of his city by volunteering his time and mentoring young adults.

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Planning a hotel wedding

This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime….

We love weddings and receptions held at hotels for lots of reasons (they’re the reason why we started MyHotelWedding.com!). Here is a list of our top five favorite reasons to throw a hotel wedding:

Reserve a block of rooms

1. CONVENIENCE

For you AND your guests! The whole weekend becomes an event when your guests are staying close to one another. It‘s a blast to take over a block of rooms and see your friends and family at one location! Of course, everyone will come together for your wedding – but the day goes quickly and it‘s hard to get quality time with everyone. Many brides tell us they wish they had spent more time with out-of-town guests. Throwing a hotel wedding is the perfect solution.

Cost effective luxury hotel wedding

2. COST

It may surprise you, but hosting a wedding at a hotel is often highly cost-effective. The hotel can provide so many of the basic things that you would otherwise need to rent – tables, chairs, dishware, dance floor, votive candles, etc. – that could save you hundreds (in some cases thousands!). A great hotel will also throw in tons of delightful surprises that can elevate a wonderful day into a truly magical, one-of-kind experience.

Great production values at a hotel

3. PRODUCTION VALUE

This is an entertainment industry term that applies perfectly to important events such as weddings. It can be extremely expensive to dress up a backyard, conference center room, or even a country club to express your personalities and your vision for one of the most important days of your life. Yes, even DIY weddings are often expensive, and certainly time-consuming – and unless you are a creative professional, it is harder than it looks to make DIY feel luxurious.

Hotels attract customers based on the beauty of their spaces, the luxury of their amenities, and the level of customer service they can provide. Remember that hotels, especially higher-end hotels, have their own restaurants, bakeries, and events planners. You have everything you need right on-site which often means better service, exceptional presentation, on-site assistance, and a team of staff around the clock. So, you have built-in beauty and a team of professionals that can really make your wedding unique – without having to do everything yourself!

Bride dressing at hotel

4. STAGING

As the planners and guests of many weddings ourselves, we can tell you straight up that it‘s such a relief not to have to travel from place to place in an unfamiliar city and while hungry and emotional. To walk from a courtyard ceremony immediately to a room next door for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres cuts down a lot of anxiety and tardiness that stems from folks waiting for the lost latecomers (and wedding parties that have to travel AND take pictures) before dinner is served.

As a bride, getting ready in a room at the hotel is also a special treat. Getting in and out of cars can wrinkle dresses and mess up hair (we‘ve seen a ton of panicked last-minute touchups that have turned into late starts!). Brides who prep in the room and simply take an elevator to the ceremony are always calm brides!

Many amenities at a hotel

5. FUN

Hotels are fun! They are like a vacation and a celebration all rolled into one! Great hotels will take care of the hassle, leaving you to enjoy your guests and your big day without worrying about noise complaints from the neighbors or guests driving drunk. Great hotels will delight you and your guests at every turn with intuitive service and magical surprises. Great hotels want your event to be one-of-a-kind and to provide you with an unmatched experience. Great hotels will work with you and your budget, will incorporate your personalities into everything they do for you, and will help you realize your vision for your perfect wedding.

We can‘t wait to share GREAT HOTELS with brides and grooms who want to plan wonderful one-of-a-kind weddings. Browse our hotel wedding venue finder, check out our real weddings, and feel free to contact us with any questions.

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Bio: With more than 10 years of wedding and event planning experience and a Bachelor of Communication degree from the University of Southern California, Lauren is the business force behind My Hotel Wedding and The Wedding Course. She has extensive experience in luxury hotel event management and a talent for creating world-class parties and events. As Catering Manager for the world famous Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, Lauren has overseen numerous weddings in conjunction with industry leaders such as Mindy Weiss, Kevin Lee (Brides of Beverly Hills) and more. She has also managed major fundraising events for politicians, including a fundraiser for President Barack Obama wit

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