If you’ve seen an episode or two of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing, you know that they can throw some extravagant open house parties. Of course, when your commission is $100,000 or so you can afford to throw an expensive party. Venues rarely, if ever, have the opportunity to clear that kind of profit from an event, especially in today’s competitive market. Events themselves have not slacked, but have remained steady to an upward trend, according to an article published by Special Events. They went on to say that the number increases by 90 percent for in-house event planners. They also stated that this year’s outlook for business/corporate events is “robust” while social/private event revenues are expected to increase, but not at the pace of the business and corporate events.
As we are nearing Christmas Day, we can’t help but think about all those engagements. According to Wedding Wire, Christmas Day is the most popular day to get engaged beating out Valentine’s Day as it is the second most popular. You know what those engagements mean…weddings. When brides start calling your venue, you will want to be ready to help them make their day magically and the experience they crave. The most popular wedding trends for 2019 are looking to be similar to 2018, with a few extras.
March is fast approaching and before you know it, we will be donning our pastel-colored Easter attire. Did you know that the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics reported that Americans were expected to spend roughly $18.2 billion last year on Easter? Of that amount, 17% were expected to make eating out at a restaurant a part of their Easter celebration plans. Take it down even further 35.1% of those plans involve an Easter egg hunt.
Check out this picture from our latest ugly Christmas sweater party!
Many churches of varying denominations have been making the move from rigid, wooden pews to seating that is more comfortable for their congregation.
There is a lot of truth in a 2014 column published by The Journal.ie discussing how dance has the ability to bring people together no matter where they are from, what they look like or what they believe. Have you ever noticed this at an event you’ve attended? Once people get on the dance floor it seems like they can finally let their hair down, let loose and relax.
The season of love is upon us and soon weddings will be abounding in the spring and summer months. Brides and grooms are making venue and rental reservations as we speak. Most couples have a general theme and/or color combination in mind; however, they like to get input from an expert in the business such as someone like you. As the expert, it is important to keep up with trending colors. Most color schemes and color combinations are a result of the PANTONE Color of the Year. The 2019 color of the year chosen by PANTONE is number 16-1546 Living Coral. Their website describes it as “an animating and life-affirming color hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”
Are you looking for a fresh new way to jazz up the standard buffet set-up for your venue? Specialty interactive cocktail and food stations are a cool and hip way to offer your guests the opportunity to customize drinks and food. What better time to try it out than the holidays? These interactive stations can be amped up with a bit of holiday sparkle and cheer to set that festive tone. In addition to McCourt’s many options in the regular table line-up, there are two other products that will make your event stand out from the rest—the ProRent™ Plywood Serpentine Bar and the Little Chiller™ Table.
Is your venue looking for new ways to appeal to guests or does your event coordinator need fresh ideas to help non-profits come up with something new? Murder Mystery parties have been around for a while, but are recently experiencing a resurgence among partygoers. Guests enjoy them because they get to dress up and they are directly involved with the party. Event directors love them, because they practically plan themselves, especially if the director opts to purchase a package through a company like www.nightofmystery.com and there is no need to hire additional entertainment. There are several themes to choose from accommodating small intimate parties or larger sizes. There are many other great murder mystery companies out there to fit all needs.
The New Year often brings about lots of resolutions and changes. You know, the New Year, New Me thing. Why not bring some of those changes to your business? One of which often involves being more organized for the New Year resulting in increased efficiency ultimately saving you time and money. In addition to McCourt’s many great products to help put your business ahead of the competition, McCourt Manufacturing offers several products to help you safely and efficiently store those items.
The holidays are upon us and the first big one is fast approaching, Thanksgiving. More and more families are opting to let someone else do the cooking so they can enjoy that precious family time.