When you think about planning a special event, one of the first things that comes to mind is a banquet hall or a ballroom. Old world charm, formal dining, big dance floor, passed hors-d’oevres… you get the picture. A very traditional kind of event space, a banquet hall can nonetheless be quite modern and cutting edge in design and overall offerings.
Banquet rooms may be set up to accommodate reception catering, sit-down meals or buffet style dining, with or without open bar packages. Décor can be quite substantial, including flowers, lighting and other adornments. Ballrooms may or may not require you to bring in your own caterers. Some will work with preferred caterers or make recommendations.
Banquet rooms and ballrooms can be quite versatile. They make excellent locations for gala events, product launches, fashion shows, performances or cocktail parties. Most typically offer branding opportunities, including the ability to project custom gobos on walls and floors and install runways, step & repeat walls and other staging or set pieces. Since they are designed specifically for special events, in-house staff is normally quite experienced in the planning process and will be able to work closely with you to produce a high-quality, successful event.
Banquet halls and ballrooms are well suited to music and dancing. Some will have elaborate built-in sound systems and DJ equipment. Others will require your entertainers to supply all of their own equipment. At eventwist.com we provide you with details on the technical amenities provided by each venue, so you will know what, if anything to budget in your rental package for audio/visual expenses.Photo by *Muhammad*