At Banquet halls in NJ, we want to offer some tips on choosing your next banquet hall.
As we review the best NJ banquet halls, you start to get the opportunity to evaluate many reception facilities in the area. You tend to shy away from any bias, after seeing one location after another.
Many soon to-be brides looking for banquets, to party-goers planning their anniversary party, everyone imagines where they came have their next banquet, how large will they need the banquet hall to be, etc., etc.
We have compiled some observations when selecting your next banquet in NJ, especially for your wedding locations.
Distance and Time
Think about and plan the distance and time allotted for your guests from the ceremony to the reception. Try to keep the reception within a 15 minute or 30 minute distance of your ceremony. Any longer than 30 minutes or so, many people will decide not to show.
Also try to lead the parade of party-goes and guests, when taking pictures, tell them to meet you and lead them to their final destination at the banquet.
Many times, if the reception is much later than after the ceremony, start a meet and greet at the banquet hall. Allow them to have drinks and food and allow people to mingle with some background music.
Size of the Banquet Hall
Make sure the banquet hall area is roomy enough, especially give your guests enough room in between the tables, and make sure the dance area will accomodate many of your guests. Keep the food and drinks far away from the dance area.
The manager of the banquet hall may state the ballroom or the banquet area can accomodate 200 people, many times, you will need to ensure this is true. Many times, the area is smaller than imagined, especially when all the tables and other attributes are included! Ask if you can visit on an occassion when there is another banquet going on just to take a peek at the roominess.
The Climate of the Banquet
We have experienced that banquet halls in NJ, can vary with the climate control, either temperature, hot or cold can be overwhelming, especially when there is a party. Too hot, will turn your guests away and too cold will freeze out your older guests.
Make sure to find out who controls the temperature, have the person named and make sure he is around on your day of the banquet. Especially nearing the end of the party, many guests stay for a short while and tend to leave, so it may become colder or hotter depending on the amount of people left..
NJ Smoking – Inside or Out
This is a very hot issue, especially in NJ, and many restaurants and banquet halls in NJ, restrict smoking inside and outside. Check with the manager beforehand, especially if you want to allow some of your guests to smoke. Many guests will feel uncomfortable if not allowed this opportunity and many others will feel overwhelmed by the smoke if it is too close, especially if you have guests that are allergic or have asthma.
Remember to check the closeness of the smoking area, if you allow that.
Last Factors of a Grand Banquet
In New Jersey, we have many banquet halls and banquet salesmen, but a good facilty coordinator will bring up all the necessary areas that you need to consider before the party. If they don’t mention anything but wait for you to ask everything, shy away from this banquet hall for your next party or reception hall.
Keep the overall picture of what you want to have when you rent a banquet hall, interview all parties involved to make sure they will accomodate your needs from banqet hall decorating to flowers.
At banquet halls in NJ, we want to make your day pleasurable and worry-free.