Tips For Holding Your Special Event In A Catering Hall


If you're planning a large special event with an extensive guests list filled with friends, loved ones, and colleagues, consider booking a catering hall. As an added benefit, many of the halls are all-inclusive, allowing you more time to enjoy the celebration. 

Catering halls are also frequently referred to as banquet, function, or reception halls, and are known for their wide-open spaces and ability to accommodate large groups for all types of special events. Although some halls may look basic at first glance, they're essentially a blank canvas in that they're easy to customize an personalize with decor items, lighting elements, and other special touches. 

These types of halls are ideal for any type of special event that requires space to spare, including family reunions and get-togethers, bat and bar mitzvahs, sweet sixteens and quinceaneras, wedding receptions, bridal and baby showers, anniversary celebrations, birthday parties, and both family and corporate holiday soirees. 

Booking a catering hall for your next party may allow you to save both time and money, since they typically provide everything you need for the event, from the food to the logistics. You won't have to research and hire outside sources, such as caterers or rental companies, prior to the big day.

Here are some tips and tricks for holding your special event in a catering hall like Antun's.

1. Catering

If you have a certain type of cuisine, such as Italian or Mexican, in mind, inquire as to whether the hall specializes in it or not. If you have a list of catering hall contenders, you can it down by the menu choices.

The caterers may be able to work with you to create any type of menu you desire, from elegant sit-down dinners to build-your-own-burger bars. If you want to serve alcohol during your event, make sure the hall has a liquor license.  Also, ask if they provide dessert, such as a special occasion cake, or if you need to outsource it.

2. Ambiance 

Transform the hall into the venue of your dreams using themed decor items and other elements that give the space plenty of visual interest. For instance, create table centerpieces with vibrantly hued tropical flowers for an island-themed wedding reception, or create a welcoming archway using pink or blue balloons for a baby shower. 

The right lighting will give a cavernous space instant ambiance by creating a warm glow and an intimate feel. You can string white string lights around poles and beams, hang crystal chandeliers or rustic iron lanterns from the ceiling, or line the centers of dinner tables with votive candles as a few ideas. 


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Renting Party Supplies

When you're hosting a party, you have to carefully consider all you will need for your guests. My name is Lila, and I have always loved planning my friends' parties. I've helped with wedding receptions, children's birthday parties, baby showers, retirement parties and other celebrations. When you plan an event, one way to get stuck is to forget to rent something you need. Whether it's chairs, kitchen supplies, a bouncy house or something else, it's important to know what you need when you begin your plans. I'll show you how to anticipate what to rent and how to find the best rental company with the right fees.