Community Forums for Fairhope, AL

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Guest

18 hours ago
Topic:
Glenn Hotel and Skylounge
Looking for the perfect venue to host your annual holiday party, engagement party, or any other event and party you can think of? The Glenn Hotel and world famous Skylounge is the perfect solution! Imagine arriving at an Atlanta boutique hotel whose charm is palpable at first sight. Now, imagine going to the Skylounge where the views of Atlanta are amazing and the service is nothing less than amazing... well, you are imagining the Glenn Hotel and Skylounge!
We are located next to the CNN Center and across from Centennial Park.
Contact me today to start the process of planning an event no one will forget!
Tameshia Weaver
404.469.0587
tameshia.weaver@glennhotel.com

Guest

21 hours ago
Topic:
My son 4th birthday!!
If you need an Event Photographer who can print photos on location, (They make great give aways for your guest) give me a call for and affordable package

2 Hours $350.00
-Backdrop theme
100 Printed photos


Regi Brown
Photographer
347-702-1660
http://RegiBrown.wix.com/imageready

Guest

1 days ago
Topic:
Small Holiday Party Venue
Is there a decent venue in the Towson area for a small holiday gathering that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?
Im looking for a loft/open space to have a party for about 200 adults in chicago or surrounding suburbs.
passi1272347
passi1272347
Posts: 1

2 days ago
Topic:
Venue
Looking for a venue to put on my play "Unforgiven Sins Heaven or hell which one will you choose!!! Dates are Jan 16, 17, 18
melis1272096
melis1272096
Posts: 1

2 days ago
Topic:
Wedding Centerpieces
I was thinking along the same lines with the vase. I am thinking of using small glass vase bowls and putting crystals in the bottom with a little water for flowers to float. I think it will look beautiful, yet simple.
We rent beautiful centerpieces , flower walls & other décor.

Work with any budget.

Check out our website www.rituskainc.com

20% off if booked by November 30 ,2014.
Rituska Inc is a Full Service Event Design company based in Rockville, Maryland.All of our decorations are hand made to order in Unite States, nothing is outsourced.We use the best quality products in the market. We proudly serve customers in Maryland, District of Columbia and North Virginia area.Some of our products and services are made available nationwide. Our Team of Trained Professionals come with wealth of experience ,exquisite artistic abilities and talent in event design, will help to bring your vision to life. We are committed to design cost-effective service tailored to your individual needs, in order to create an event as unique as you are. We start by getting to know our client, everything we do is based on the understanding of client's vision, life style, event and intriquet details of their vision. Only with this knowledge can we begin to conceptualize the event. We are happy to do custom made décor for a wedding, Bar/ Bat Mitzvah, Anniversary, Birthday or any Special Event! Please check out our website at www.rituskainc.com
20% Discount is available for any services booked by November 30, 2015 - please mention you found us on eventective.com


Feel free to call with any questions.
We also deliver & install free in DC, MD & VA.

Guest

2 days ago
Topic:
Idea for 13th bday party
I am trying to find something for our dghtr who is turning 13. Do not have a crazy budget-want to stay at $500 or under. If I could keep it to 5 or six friends, I could easily pull off a great creative thing AND stay under budget- but this is difficult as the girls I would pick (as closer with parents) are not necessarily who she would, so probably need to open it up to bigger numbers.

Time of year; February. Bowling is out, (done this year) mall scavenger hunt out (also done). Doing something at home would be difficult for larger group as currently renovating.

Thought like a photo shoot, make-up idea, but only prepackage I can find seems geared more towards younger girls, and would rather it be more relaxed than having to stick to strict time limits. To put the package together myself, would need to find a space that is affordable enough to allow for the purchase of all the supplies which isn't a bland room in a rec center or something ...

Any suggestions? Am I trying to get too much for too little?
info1247111
info1247111
Posts: 3

2 days ago
Topic:
Wedding Centerpieces
jessy5324 wrote:
It's fantastic idea, and ideas of putting rose & votive is going to make centerpieces attractive.




We rent beautiful centerpieces - perfect for any season!
Cylinder Vase filled with flower balls and pearls surrounded by beautiful round 10" tall flower balls with crystal hanging off.
Can be made in any color!
Check out on our website www.rituskainc.com in centerpieces.
Only $125 each with 10% discount if booked before the end of November!
Free delivery & Install in DMV are, but we ship nationwide.
nicol1263703
nicol1263703
Posts: 1

2 days ago
Topic:
Wedding on a BUDGET!!!
We are trying to get ideas and help with low cost small intimate ceremony and brunch type reception for 12/31/15 we are looking for a place that's all inclusive price we would like to beable to have it at or close to a hotel that also does new year eve room/party packages in Delaware

Guest

2 days ago
Topic:
WEDDING PLACE
I need a place to have a wedding and a reception near Lake Hartwell Ga. being that the grooms family is from Ga. and the brides family is from Ga. and Sc. The wedding will be in late September 2015 or early October 2015.

Guest

3 days ago
Topic:
Sweet 16 House Party
Looking for a furnish or unfurnished house to have a sweet 16 girls birthday sleep over party for one night in November or early December. Approx 20 girls and chaperones.
I think this a great venue idea especially with the immense increase in vintage, outdoor, rustic weddings. If you are looking for a party rental company, we have some great rentals to go with the vintage theme. We have the best prices on tents, tables and chairs (including chiavari chairs and unique vineyard chairs, linens, charger plates, dance floors, and other event accessories. If you would like to receive a product brochure, send us a message. You can also check out our work & products on our website, www.AllurePartyRentals.com, and on our Facebook - facebook.com/allurepartyrentals

Hope we can work together soon!
My daughter is turning 16 and she would like a POOL Party on the rooftop in Chicago, Illinois. Please HELP!!!
Hello --

I am in a frantic search for a venue to hold THE MOTHERLAND BALL. Our ball was supposed to occur October 18th at Long Island University. Due to logistical matters -- LIU pulled out of the agreement 1 day before our event was to occur. We were forced to cancel our event and postpone it until November 13, 2013. We really are in dire need of a venue. If anyone out there knows of a cheap venue or FREE venue I would most appreciate hearing from you. We really need this ball to occur on November 13th. We are the HEAT Program a non-profit organization that focuses on the special needs of youth 13-24 who are HIV infected or at risk. Look us up to see what we do! www.heatprogram.org

Guest

8 days ago
Topic:
Wedding reception site.
Where would you recommend for a wedding reception?

Guest

9 days ago
Topic:
Balloons for a wedding, tacky or ok?
As an event planner and decorator I can tell you that if done right Balloons can be a excellent and inexpensive way to add a big bang for your buck.
I am looking for a mansion are a casel for my wedding not to far from new York city. 150 guest and want an overnight stay. looking for at lease 20 rooms and a pool.
eventective
eventective
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Posts: 313

9 days ago
Topic:
Non Responsive Planners
jgirl1264020 wrote:
have expressed no interest in receiving any quotes or contacts from vendors


Hi jgirl -

I've sent you a note privately about your experience, but am following up for other readers.

In order for you to receive a lead for your services (in your case, DJ), the user has to select that they would like to get quotes from DJs.

I'm sorry the planner you contacted felt they hadn't checked that, but we simply do not send leads to vendors unless the planner has requested it.

Here is a link to an image of the page the user has to fill out. Note that they have to select your service, and a value from the budget dropdown.

http://i.imgur.com/lz8wqc5.jpg

If you would like help further, please contact us at cs@eventective.com, or call us at 207-253-1653.

Thanks for your feedback!
jgirl1264020
jgirl1264020
Posts: 1

9 days ago
Topic:
Non Responsive Planners
I was getting NO REPONSES from these so-called "planners." Finally, after several attempts, I was able to get somebody on the phone. Boy did I ever get an earful. Apparently these "planners" are simply people inquiring about the availability of a specific venue, etc. and have expressed no interest in receiving any quotes or contacts from vendors. The person I spoke to said that they innocently inquired about a venue and then Eventective has sold their information in the form of "leads" to all sorts of various vendors. This person was very upset that they had been inundated with calls and emails. I explained that I had purchased the "lead" from Eventective and was simply trying to follow up on that purchase. This was disturbing news to the individual, who in no way wanted their information shared with vendors. I feel taken advantage of, and I can only imagine how the person on the other end of the phone felt. If they received calls from 20 different vendors, then Eventective made approximately $50 from an innocent inquiry. The individual said that they never at any time expressed any interest in a DJ (my particular business), photographer, or anything else. Now there is a frustrated and angry potential client out there for somebody else. Not me, since I purchased a lead and pissed them off simply by following up.

Guest

10 days ago
Topic:
A Birthday Isn't A Birthday Without....
family, friends,flowers, decorations, food and entertainment
I am a Wedding Officate and I am in the NE Ohio Area, I have done same-sex ceremonies and I will work to help you if your in need for an officate. I write all my own ceremonies so contact me if you like. Rev. Jayne revjaynebell @ aol.com
I am planning a wedding for June. I'd like to have less than 20 guests attend from PA to Cocoa Beach Florida. But I am on a tight budget. I want a beach wedding, nothing fancy. Followed by maybe a brunch or snacks and drinks? Thinking wedding in late morning?

I am open to other locations, as we are tying this in with a mini-trip to disney for my fiance's children...3 days before headed back to PA.
Suggestions for locations, tips for making this fairly stressfree, and for saving money. THANKS!
sb9931266774
sb9931266774
Posts: 2

10 days ago
Topic:
Wedding Venue Advice?!
I need a venue for a renewal of the values to hold 80-100 people in San Antonio that will allow alcohol and be big enough for a reception and a ceramony also to serve dinner and open bar to enjoy and have a beautiful and elegant atmosphere. For $1500
sb9931266774
sb9931266774
Posts: 2

10 days ago
Topic:
Need to find a Venue
I would suggest Noah's or Marriott Even the Holiday inn Express Hill Country She-She Wedding and Event Planner Joy's 512)762-9365
Planning to have my baby girl a sweet 16 but im new to north charleston. Help please
kmss11260954
kmss11260954
Posts: 1

12 days ago
Topic:
Party Room Rental
I am looking for an event space to hold a movie photo shoot party from the hours of 12 am till aprox 8 am ..can be raw space1500 sq 2000sq .leave me message in message box..manhattan ny
Planner - Event planner is the person you would have with you from beginning to end. This is either because you don’t have the time to do it all, or you just simply acknowledge that you need help pulling it all together. This goes for weddings and other social events.
Coordinator - In the case of a wedding, this would be the person who would show up for the rehearsal, ceremony, and reception. In other social events, this person would simply run the show the day of the event.
arnol1259688
arnol1259688
Posts: 3

14 days ago
Topic:
Cool ideas for Christmas Party
Whether you are having a Christmas party with family and friends or an office party with co-workers, here's a list of ideas that will add some fun to your party or celebration.
  1. Christmas gift wrap relay - Set up assembly lines of gifts, boxes, wrapping paper, scissors, ribbon, and tape for each team. Then race to wrap.
  2. Photo booth - Provide silly props and backdrops for guests to use to get silly in front of a photographer.
  3. Decorate a person as a Christmas

Guest

14 days ago
Topic:
Bridal Shower
Hi Everyone!

My mom is renewing her wedding vows and I'm her maid of honor smile I'm having some difficulties finding
a space, can anyone help me out? I would love for the pricing to stay under $300

Thanks!
Relax! Breathe and smile. This is a wonderful day of celebration - not a worry-fest! Plan ahead of time, but on the Big Day, let go of the little details - it will unfold in its own unique way and it WILL be beautiful!
almei1264033
almei1264033
Posts: 1

15 days ago
Topic:
Minneapolis Wedding on a Budget
We recently got engaged and we are trying to keep our wedding budget around $10,000. Any ideas on cheap venues that are still fairly open? We are doing a Mexican Chic wedding. Thanks for any help!!

Guest

15 days ago
Topic:
Party Venue
Need a venue or restaurant to hold an engagement shower for 50 guests with a budget of $500 or less. Date options are 12/13/14 or 1/10/15.
silverhorn
silverhorn
Posts: 2

15 days ago
Topic:
Cool ideas for Christmas Party
At SilverHorn Golf Club. Our Conference Center will seat approximately 150 guests. Depending on what entrée you decide, we have a variety to choose from. From intimate gatherings to large events we can fulfill any need. The room rental fee will include the following: use of the Conference Center, use of our 66” round tables, up to 150 chairs, linens and flatware, set-up and tear-down of event and staff to assist with any of your needs. Our bartenders and staff will insure that your event runs as smooth as possible. This pricing is contingent on SilverHorn Golf Club providing your choice of one of our full dinner buffets.
If there are any special requirements regarding your event from DJ’s, photographers, chair covers or anything else you would need, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. Our friendly and experienced staff takes great pride in providing superior service to our customers and we look forward to helping make your event a huge success and a memorable one.

Thank you,
cribl1263701
cribl1263701
Posts: 1

15 days ago
Topic:
1st birthday in maryland
Looking for a space that allows an indoor moon bounce in dc maryland or va.
I want to get married 07.11.15 and finding something for my budget at myrtle beach will be hard on a budget of 1500 for wedding and reception
brand1262426
brand1262426
Posts: 2

16 days ago
Topic:
myrtle beach weddings
I am interested in myrtle beach weddings and receptions under or at 1500$ nothing over. I want to have a maid of honor a best man, 2 flower girls, 2 girls to hold my train, maybe 3 or 5 bridesmaids/grooms, hopefully on the beach and a reception all in one, give me names of places packages and prices and pictures lots of pictures I do photography myself so ill look at that majorly afterall I want a special day and great people to help me with my special day..
Hi I'm looking to rent a space in the harrisburg Pennsylvania area for my daughters first birthday party.something small and simple maybe at most 25 ppl. I will be providing the food and decorations just need some where to have to party any ideas.I am a single mom I'm just looking for a place I can afford.
My fiancé and are looking for a venue/home we can host our wedding ceremony at. Does anyone have any suggestions?
himev1262747
himev1262747
Posts: 1

17 days ago
Topic:
Party Venue in Plainsboro
Am looking for party venue for my son's first birthday .....Any suggestions?
maris1260993
maris1260993
Posts: 2

17 days ago
Topic:
vow renewal $3,000 budget
30 guest looking for small ceremony & reception. I have dress but i cant seem to find a romantic venue to go with my beautiful dress & amazing husband. Ideas welcomed. wink
Hi,

The Holy Ghost in Lowell, MA has a nice indoor venue and huge kitchen, so you can bring in a caterer or food!

I would look into them.

I am an event planner, so any other help you may need, please let me know!

Thanks
Soraya
A beautiful place perfect for small parties, tastings, or art gallery showings.


4 hours $350
6 hours $500


Friday Saturday 3pm- 1am
Sundays 8am-8pm


Set Up And Clean Up Within 2 Hours


Floor front access
1,100 square foot open floor
Concrete floors
50 inch television
Hand carved mirrors
Water filtration system
Surround sound speaker with ipad and pandora
Kick ass fans
Single bathroom
Central air and heat
500 square foot back patio
Lights
Picnic bench
BBQ


Dogs and cats welcome
Smoking only in back patio
60 people max


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Guest

19 days ago
Topic:
baby shower hall
I too, am looking for a place to hold a baby shower with roughly the same number of guests. Any information is greatly appreciated.
maris1260993
maris1260993
Posts: 2

19 days ago
Topic:
vow renewal
My husband & I eloped 15 years ago. Next year is our 16th aniversary, I would like to celebrate it with family & friends. I would love a small ceremony(blessing) Dinner, (buffer or plated) music & dancing. Open bar is very important. I have a $3000 budget.

I want an inside venue.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Guest

19 days ago
Topic:
Where to have 60th birthday party?
We are planning a 60th birthday party for my dad for November. We are looking for a venue in or at least near Blue Springs that would accommodate around 50 guests, and would allow us to have catering and a DJ brought in. Also, it doesn't need to be a fancy place...my dad would be more at home in a barn than a fancy hotel or similar. Any ideas that aren't too expensive? Thanks in advance!
Hi,
According to me the event planner makes the critical decisions regarding the what, when, who and how. An event coordinator on the other hand, is responsible for making sure all the details are executed, and that each vendor shows up on time and performs appropriately.

Guest

20 days ago
Topic:
A Birthday Isn't A Birthday Without....
The one you love

Guest

20 days ago
Topic:
baby shower hall
I am throwing a baby shower, can someone please tell me where I can rent a space for 45 people and bring my own food?