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4 Venue Must-Haves for Your Perfect Party



With prom, graduation and wedding season officially here, there's no lack of exciting events to plan. But, when it comes to serving all your favorite people in one place, even the most seasoned host can become overwhelmed. From food and drinks, to seating and décor, we're breaking down the top five features a venue must have to host your large party.

The right space

Whether you're looking for a romantic table for two, or a private room for 20, it's important to have the right space and ambiance for an event. If you don't want to spend time decorating a room, choose a venue that already has plenty of character and add small touches — such as a graduation centerpiece or fresh table flowers.

If you're gathering the entire family for a big dinner, you may want to request a private space so everyone can easily hear and mingle with one another without disturbing other guests.

Earl Enterprises™ Sales & Marketing Coordinator Lindsey Pitt says a restaurant like Italian family-style eatery Buca di Beppo is a great option for any large party because it offers a variety of semi-private and specialty rooms that accommodate groups both seated and cocktail style. The restaurant's Wine Room and Poster Room give guests a private space away from the main dining room. There's also the Pope's Table which seats 12 to 18 people, or guests can get a front row seat at the Kitchen Table, located right in the middle of the action.

A helping hand

From quick service to deciding the perfect menu, a venue's staff plays an important role in putting together the perfect party. One upside to working with an established restaurant is there is typically an events coordinator who can help you make decisions about your event.

Also, look for simple menu options created for large groups. When you purchase platters designed to feed many hungry mouths, you typically end up saving both hassle and money. For example, Buca di Beppo has customizable Celebration Packages with menu options that allow hosts to pick and choose what is offered from appetizers and salads to entrees and spirits.

Delicious food

Arguably the No. 1 ingredient to throwing an awesome event is delicious food. Hungry teens ready to dance the night away first want to chow-down on some yummy foods. When choosing a menu go for universally-enjoyed foods and steer clear of those guests are prone to have allergies to. A venue should be able to work with you to ensure any allergens are not served.

Plenty of options

Not every party takes place under someone else's roof. If you're looking for something more flexible, consider catering. Restaurants that offer large portions of take-home entrée, appetizers, and even desserts make it super simple to host at home. Buca di Beppo's event-ready Party Pans can be picked up, or delivered right to your door.