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Events at the Reception Center - We're More Than Weddings!

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With a multitude of events that many families celebrate, from weddings to communions and everything in between a reception center can be the perfect place to have your next gathering.  If your family is planning a special event consider a reception center as a potential venue.  There are many benefits to holding your event at a reception center, from providing a large enough room to hold all of your guests, to the ease of planning your event.  We would like to share some types of events that we host regularly for families and the benefits of having those events at a reception center.

Seven Super Summer Grilling Tips from Our Chefs

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You know its summer when you smell the delicious scent of food grilling on the barbeque.  Everyone loves to grill, but preparing delicious barbeque food is practically an art!  With all of the off-site barbeque catering we do all summer long we've asked our chefs to prepare some tips so that you can avoid the all too often charred burger or undercooked meat.  Follow these tips for delicious food off the grill every time!      

10 Things to Know About Your Full Service Caterer

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The fact is, it’s hard to find one caterer that can truly provide a full-service experience for your wedding or event.  In addition, there are some elements of full-service that many brides and grooms are not even aware should be part of the service.  Here are some of the things your full-service catering company should provide for your off-site wedding or event:

Wedding Cake Trends for Today’s Brides

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Like your wedding day and everything that goes along with it from food to entertainment and venue choices, your wedding cake is an extension of the love and romance that is unique to each and every bride and groom we work with.   Today’s wedding cakes offer endless possibilities and the inspiration for your wedding cake can come from just about anywhere.  If you are looking for some fun and unique ideas for your wedding cake, we’ve come up with some of today’s trending styles.  

Brooklyn Has Great Wedding & Event Venues

The Dumbo Loft Brooklyn Wedding Venue

If you are engaged and planning your wedding, or if your company or family is having an event and you are searching for an exciting and unique venue, we’ve got the scoop on several great places in Brooklyn to consider.  Many of these are known as “raw venues”, meaning they can be decorated and utilized in a variety of ways to work with your theme and vision for your event.  With amazing views and spectacular spaces, you will surely find your dream venue in Brooklyn.  Here are a few of our favorites:

The Dumbo Loft

Summer Picnic Planning Made Simple

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Family and friends mean everything, but aside from weddings and funerals most have difficulty in getting together just to enjoy some time with extended family members.  So, if your family or friends are looking to host a reunion or family picnic this summer, we would like to share some tips for planning so that everyone can enjoy the day and catch up on the important things, like each other!

  1. Make sure your friends or family are interested in a picnic before you spend a lot of time and effort planning an event only to have no one attend.  Call some of your closest peeps and see if they are interested and then enlist their help to contact others.
  2. Once you are fully invested in the summer picnic, it’s important to pick the venue and date that will best work for everyone. Consider out of area guests that may need accommodations or special help, like a handicapped accessible venue, and plan accordingly.

What You Should Know About Offsite Catering and Rentals

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You’ve decided to throw a memorable, fabulous party.  Now it’s time to find that perfect venue for your wedding, bat/bar mitzvah, corporate event, social event, graduation etc.  If you’re a unique person, you are probably looking for a unique venue.  Venues come in a variety of shapes, sizes and locations.  Some venues come with catering, tables, chairs, china etc., while others just provide the space and it’s up to you to find a caterer, rent tables and chairs and whatever else you may need to make your party spectacular.   

Don’t Have a Bar-B-Que This Summer. Have The Best Summer Party Ever!

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It will be here before you know it.  The unofficial start of summer – Memorial Day!  And with the official start of summer comes great weekend Bar-B-Ques with friends and family.  But we don’t want you to have a Bar-B-Que this summer, because you’ve been there.  You’ve done that.  We want to give you an idea for the best summer party ever – A Hawaiian Luau!  You can have a Luau themed party for a birthday, graduation, wedding, corporate event, prom or just about any special occasion. Here are our best suggestions for planning the best Luau your guests will be talk about for years to come.

Pick Your Location

A Hawaiian Luau can be planned at any venue location you choose. Whether it’s your backyard, the beach, a picnic area or park you can create an authentic Luau atmosphere with decorations and themed accessories.  Make sure you check with your venue (if it’s not your home) to make sure there are no special requirements or restrictions for this type of party.

Communion & Bar Mitzvah Catering Made Easy

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It's time to start planning for a variety of religious celebrations from Communions and Confirmations to Bar and Bat Mitvah's.  These celebrations are among the most important for some families and over the years we have been helped many proud parents plan for their child's special day.  Here are some suggestions for planning that will be sure to make the day as special as it should be!

Beaches, Gardens & Farms Oh My! Must Have Wedding Venues for 2014

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Being married and having your reception in the great outdoors can be a magical experience for many brides and grooms.  And today, there are many options to choose from for your outdoor wedding venue and if you are not sure which direction to head in here are a few of our favorite types of outdoor weddings that are great for the spring, summer and even the fall seasons.  You may be surprised by our bride and groom favorite!

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