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Thursday, 20 May 2010

Banquet Halls

By James Keyes

If you have been to a few weddings, large corporate parties, fundraisers or engagement parties, then you most probably have seen a few banquet halls up-close and personal. The banquet halls are large indoor areas that are spacious and well-equipped to cater for large number of people. They are also usually located away from residential areas, often in rural or picturesque surroundings, which allow the event to continue well into the night, without breaking any residential area laws and regulations.

If you have a wedding or a large event to organize, you should take a few facts into consideration before choosing the best location. For more upscale events, you will most certainly want a more upscale venue; even though almost all banquet halls are spacious, with great look and feel, some venues are definitely more exquisite the others. Of course, this usually comes with a price tag to match, so you will have to find the right balance between the constriction of your budget and the glamour of the venue. No matter how lovely the hall is, simply make sure that is big enough for you and all the guests; always account for the few extra guests that might arrive and make sure that not only you have enough room for them, but sufficient refreshments, alcohol and meals as well.

Most banquet halls charge set prices per guest and rent for the venue, but there are some other charges that can quickly add up; these are charges for security, DJ, catering stuff, waters, photographers, bartending and cleaning. Of course, most banquet halls are owned by professionals, who are upfront with their customers they will inform you about their charges and regulations, and it is up to you to take everything into account.

Some of the biggest banquette halls can accommodate more than thousand people and even though it is unlikely that every wish or whim can be satisfied, always make sure that the venue is right for the event; if there are kids present and the event is during the day or the evening, then a hall with large outdoor area, where they can run and play freely, is simply great. If a lot of young people and a DJ are present, then the venue should have a large enough dancing floor. Even though we all know just how bad smoking is, perhaps at least a few of your guests will be looking for a place to light a cigarette or two.

Fantastic banquet halls can be found in almost any big city, some of them perfect for small parties, while others big enough to host a lavish wedding; large lobby entry, elegant flooring, opulent carpeting and great atmosphere is what you will find in many of them, but at the end of the day all that matters is for everybody to have a great time and lots of fun. And even though organizing large events isn't an easy task, with careful planning, extensive research, and a lot of work, you can find the perfect venue for every occasion.

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