Category: Events Industry

  • Big Event Fail: Guest Count Doubling Debate

    While preparing for an event, ensuring that the guest count will fit comfortably in the event room is a crucial part of the preparation process. It is also important that the interested party understands the maximum guest count for a given space and how having more guests could backfire on the experience. For this week’s […]

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  • Big Event Fail: A Back-to-Back Booking

    The goal of every event manager is to make sure that their venue is booked to maximum capacity as frequently as possible in order to generate the most revenue. Sometimes this may even include booking parties for back-to-back events in a single day — which, as one could imagine, would be a hectic day for […]

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  • EventCamp 2019: Reinventing Your Space

    City Winery in Nashville hosts a variety of events — concerts, cocktail parties, private dining, and weddings. When Ryan Walters joined the venue as Private Events Director, she used her 13 years of operations, sales, and events experience to look at how they could increase their wedding bookings. “I have a unique perspective on what […]

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  • Big Event Fail: A Wedding Reception Weather Disaster

    As the Sales & Event Manager for RW Events at the Cypress Grove Estate in Orlando, Fla., Alecia Nagle experiences the good and bad that comes with preparing her venue for a bride’s big day. Cypress Grove is a stunning Florida estate with beautiful outdoor decor, perfect for any wedding photography. The one catch though, […]

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  • 5 Tips on How Your Venue Can Join the Sustainability Movement

    Sustainability is a top trend in the hospitality and events industry and it’s more visible in the spotlight this year as issues like hunger, pollution, and social responsibility take center stage. It’s also equally important for your customers. A report from the National Restaurant Association found that about half of consumers consider a restaurant’s efforts to […]

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  • Big Event Fail: An Unexpected Technical Incident

    There are some days where everything feels like it’s falling into place. Your events are coming together easily, and you’re having a typical, regular workweek. However, an event professional should always expect the unexpected and have a Plan B at the ready. Chelsea Messick, Regional Sales & Marketing Manager at Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum […]

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  • 4 Tips on How to Market Your Venue to Corporate Event Planners

    Connecting with corporate event planners means big business for your venue. Your relationship with a corporate planner may begin with one event, but it could easily lead to more bookings. They could become a repeat customer. And they could recommend your venue to other departments in their company as well as to other corporate planners […]

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  • Big Event Fail: A Menu Mix-Up

    We all experience failures on the job. It happens to the best of us. When we fail, the important part comes afterward, when we analyze what happened, learn what we did wrong, improve from our mistakes, and share those lessons with others.  Our new blog feature, Big Event Fail, is a way for us to […]

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  • 6 Reasons Why Event Management Technology Gives Your Venue a Competitive Advantage

    If you’ve been considering purchasing digital tools to manage your venue’s events, don’t wait any longer. Restaurants, hotels, and unique venues that rely on event management technology see huge benefits from its time-saving features and their event clients find the software’s communication and organization tools to be easy to use. Event management technology is the […]

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