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chate1356960
chate1356960
Posts: 1

2 days ago
Topic:
Graduation Party In Houston
Im looking for a nice venue that can accommodate 100 people with food and beverages.

Guest

4 days ago
Topic:
outdoor wedding
Sorry, this post will reach you too late. I am posting however, because I too had this problem. There are not very many AFFORDABLE outdoor options in Baltimore. Finding our spot was like finding a needle in a haystack. The local parks are the best option. Druid Hill has a SECLUDED spot near the lake, equipped with arena seating. Most are unaware this spot exist! The lake provides a beautiful backdrop and the local wildlife: deer, ducks, geese, and squirrels are not afraid to join the party. It's apparent visitors to the park are feeding them. This may spook some couples but we loved it. The site provided tables, chairs, and lighting, as well as a dome for the reception, all for a very reasonable price. The only disadvantage was the private facilities. We decided that we would rent nicer outdoor portable restroom for our guests. Checkout Baltimore Recreation and Parks for more info.

Another option we considered was MT Washington Conference Center. It is also beautiful and a well kept secret! There is a banquet room that could be used for a reception. The room is bordered by huge windows and an outdoor walking terrace, so it is like being outside. For the ceremony there is another outdoor area with a cobblestone circular floor and huge fountain. The best part is out of town guests may stay overnight! The rooms are very reasonable, $120 per night. The center is equipped with indoor cafe, indoor track, huge game room, weight room and sauna, balconies with grills on all the rooms, large break areas and breezeways outside the rooms, and nearby shops and restaurants. It also has a honeymoon suite. You must use their caterer, but there were plenty of reasonable meal selections. We selected the most affordable menu, $30 per guest. This option included meat, starch, vegetable, and drink. We also paid a rental fee for both ceremony and reception sites. The staff was awesome! It is definitely worth the visit.

*If anyone is looking for a great place for a family reunion in Maryland, this is your spot.

Guest

6 days ago
Topic:
Looking for barn in Oregon for wedding
Hope to find a low cost barn/ pavilion for a wedding in August1 in the greater Portland/ Salem area of Oregon one where we could do our own reception possibly. Thanks for any ideas or suggestions. KCM

Guest

7 days ago
Topic:
Barn wedding
Any reasonable barns or pavilions for Approx 200 people the first weekend in Aug that we can cater?
Hello, I did not attend the expo nor do I know any Asian Guys that take pictures... LOL really!! Talk about stereo types! Anyways my name is Ryan Crawford and I am a photographer for True Serenity, which is an event planning company that also owns a beautiful space downtown Orlando called True Serenity (link https://mytrueserenity.com). I haven't done any weddings... However, I do take great pictures. I have some what of a website here http://ryancrawfordphoto.com which is still in the works. I can up load more pictures if you would like. just email me at ryan@mytrueserenity.com or you can call 407 908 1333 ext 100. My consultation is free and my hourly rate is $65. Plus you only pay for photos you keep. Prices per photo are dependent on several factors such as: if you wanted photo shop enhancements, what paper its printed on, how large the print, if its framed, and if you wanted a photo montage with music put on DVD or uploaded to YouTube. I hope to hear from you.
Thanks
Ryan
Hi everyone.
We are going to be a blended family of 8. I have the 3 girls and my fiance has the 3 boys. We are trying to find an all inclusive venue for our wedding and reception that wont break the bank. We want a semi-formal wedding and a lovely place we can feed our guests a nice buffet dinner and have dancing at the reception. Money is tight with such a big, wonderful family so we are looking for a venue and venders that are very reasonable in price. If anyone can make some great suggestions for locations in Bend, Oregon we would be very grateful.
Thank you so much,
Marie

Guest

8 days ago
Topic:
60th birthday party
Hi Y'all.. Need some crowdsourced knowledge. Need a place.. Just a place.. holding 50 or so people, very casual and comfortable. We're supply absolutely everything except tables and chairs etc.

Looking for a low cost option. Any help would be appreciated. Southside is ideal.

Guest

8 days ago
Topic:
Affordable weddings?
well most of the people say that with that budget you cant do nothing, but here some ideas, hope you like it:

wedding reception

-try to do your wedding in a backyard


- try to look for american legion, veterans of foreign wars, or elks halls they have good prices, they are like church associations or something like that
- also i know a place in ronkonkoma, Ny the name is ronkonkoma beach recreation center is really cheap you have to pay like $775 (80people)the place (is a little be small) and they give you the chairs and the table, you just have to get the food and table cloths
no alcohol

centerpieces
-you can go to dollar tree store and get cheep bases just for $1 and put like some flower in with some little rocks that you can find in dollar tree store

your dress
- i have 1 wed page, i'm gonna use it for my dress too, the name is dressv and you can order your dress there and you can give them your measures and they sent you the dress of your size: price less than $200

good luck with everything smile
ellie1352601
ellie1352601
Posts: 1

8 days ago
Topic:
HELP.. vow renewal
my husband and I are looking to renew our vows. I want a small intimate ceremony. We didn't have a wedding, so this in a sense will almost be like a wedding. I'm looking for an outdoor venue in Broward County for about 25 people. I want a night ceremony and reception in the same place... is this possible or should I look at different options???
karma1352344
karma1352344
Posts: 1

8 days ago
Topic:
Elegant Party
In need of a new theme for an elegant party. Thinking of midnight blue and star silver. Tremendous idea or no?

Guest

8 days ago
Topic:
All About Presentation
Andrea Lyons, event planner and owner of All About Presentation, reached out to Eventective to tell us how much she appreciated our National EventClicks advertising product.

Read more about Andrea's success story here:
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info41350416
info41350416
Posts: 1

8 days ago
Topic:
Making of a Love Story
EPIQ Event Services Offer “event productions” which is significantly different from “videography”. Videography is simply “point and shoot” what is already in existence. You may or may not capture the essence of the event. “Event production” includes drafting an outline of what the event is, and through the editing process build a story that someone who has no connection with the subject can watch, learn and follow with an understanding of what is transpiring. Watching most “wedding videos” only shows the rehearsal dinner, wedding and reception and perhaps some guest remarks. I prefer to tell a story – who are these people? What is it about them that makes them unique, how did they meet and fall in love, what do they have in common/not in common, what do their friends and family members have to say about their love story…THEN film the event and include the behind the scenes elements as well so that they can enjoy.

Contact us today for a free consultation.

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903-806-6058

Guest

8 days ago
Topic:
German speaking Wedding Officiant
Hello,
I am looking for a German speaking Wedding Officiant in Clearwater Beach Florida.

Guest

9 days ago
Topic:
35th Birthday party
Looking for a place to host friends. Would like somewhere that would have own private bar and dancing!! Any suggestions??
info1337356
info1337356
Posts: 1

9 days ago
Topic:
Wedding on a BUDGET!!!
ggrea1323359, we can save you more money to spend on other things by providing excellent DJ and photography services for as low as $999
Hello

I am interested in finding a venue that is suitable for a hair expo/fashion show. This will be my second year in Jacksonville and I am looking for something that can accommodate my guests. In need of a stage, holds 400, has sound, and can work with us with ticketing event.
janef1351529
janef1351529
Posts: 1

9 days ago
Topic:
$10,000 WEDDING ST. LOUIS
Looking for a great wedding venue that will cover ceremony also. 125-140 guests. Both bride and groom in Army Reserves & National Guard. On a budget. Thanks

Guest

10 days ago
Topic:
A Birthday Isn't A Birthday Without....
Dancing!
bob_c1092578
bob_c1092578
Posts: 1

10 days ago
Topic:
Bob Carey
Thank you so much for your kind words.

Bob
Hi my name is Stephen Rafferty and I am looking for a venue that's preferably cheap (or maybe free) to host and break a Guinness World record that can hold over 200 people.
Sharing an Awesome Testimonial for Education by Entertainment Birthday Celebrations ...



Please consider arranging an Education by Entertainment program for your special events!!!

Ron

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Education by Entertainment
DrRonShapiro
DrRonShapiro
Posts: 354

11 days ago
Topic:
Common Grounds Networking
Unfortunately, the photo did not properly connect in the article above, so I am reposting it here.

Please click here to see the video that accompanies the following picture on Vimeo:
DrRonShapiro
DrRonShapiro
Posts: 354

11 days ago
Topic:
Common Grounds Networking
Common Grounds -- An Offering by the East Greenwich, Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce



Once a month the East Greenwich, Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Common Grounds program on a Friday morning. Attendees network informally and then each attendee presents a one to two minute (depending upon how many people are attending) talk related to their business. Talks may be video taped (at the option of the person presenting). The video taped talks are placed on YouTube and are announced in the Chamber's weekly newsletter. The talks may be located on the Chamber's YouTube Channel.

After the brief presentations, all attendees vote for the best presentation of the day. The winner receives a trophy (to hold for the month) as well as the opportunity to do a five minute presentation the next month and potentially some other prizes.

The cost to attend Common Grounds is $5.00 for members and non-members alike. There is no catering involved.


Since I lead programs with lots of activites, I normally opt for presenting a brief introduction to my Education by Entertainment programs, followed by a brief activity.

On February 13 I did a special pre-Valentines day activity with Awesome Participant Carrie Coren which may be informative and fun for you to watch. Click here to see a video of the activity. You will see one of the surprises begin when the blindfold goes on.


edited by DrRonShapiro on 2/20/2015
Just a little word of advice: Don't get dead set on the colors without having a venue chosen. Your color scheme may not go with what you end up choosing as your venue. smile

just started to look for venues and feeling a little over whelmed with everything. my fiance and i only have the colors picked out and thats all the help he will give me. it feels like this is goin to b a night mare till the wedding
danie1349555
danie1349555
Posts: 1

12 days ago
Topic:
SOCIAL CLUB ANNIVERSAY PARTY
I AM LOOKING FOR A VENUE TO HOST MY SOCIAL CLUBS 4TH ANNIVERSARY FOR A SATURDAY IN JULY.... ID PREFER SOMEWHERE THAT ALLOWS BYOB AND IS MOTORCYCLE FRIENDLY. WERE LOCATED BALTIMORE... SOMEONE HELP PLEASE!!!!
We can get you a venue and much more and we can offer you all that in one package at $5,550.00. please contact us at festivefunevents@gmail.com
Hey,
My budget is tight! We want a nice simple outdoor ceremony and indoor reception ona $6000.00 budget. We are expecting 125 people at the most. Please help!
All-Inclusive:
Venue for Ceremony & Reception
Decor
Food
DJ
Flowers
Cake
Coordinator
Set-up & Clean-up
;0)
If anyone can assist, it would be a true "Blessing"!
touch1347615
touch1347615
Posts: 5

13 days ago
Topic:
Renting the NHC building
What's the NHC
Try "The Hall" on South Street in New Britain or if you know somebody who is a veteran or an elk, you can try those venues. Members get them cheap/maybe ask as a favor/wedding gift?

Guest

13 days ago
Topic:
Renting the NHC building
I would like to rent the NHC building top floor for a birthday party. I was told you had to "know someone" to rent it. Does anyone know a contact of a person I could contact to rent this place?

Guest

13 days ago
Topic:
Venue for a Party
I am starting a party business with a couple partners and we are planning to throw a college student party for spring break. We need a venue that we can rent that hold at least up to 500 people. We need to come up with a budget plan, so I need a venue as soon as possible.
quoth1344736
quoth1344736
Posts: 1

13 days ago
Topic:
Affordable weddings?
Is it at all possible to have a beautiful wedding for under $3,000? Not trying to be cheap, but I have a 3 year old and a 1 year old not to mention I'm a permanent babysitter for my sister. My fiancée is the only one working and his job pay decent but not nearly enough to have an expensive wedding. Can anyone help me?! Please, I'm desperate.
louis1348349
louis1348349
Posts: 1

14 days ago
Topic:
21st Birthday
My daughter officially turned 21 on 2/13. i need a place to get family and friends together to celebrate her accomplishments. College graduation this year, purchasing her first car "all alone", 4 hard years away from home, 4 hard years balancing work, career, and college while being upbeat and outgoing.

She a wonderful person and we need to celebrate her with 50-80 friends and family of those that she has touched.
cperc1348042
cperc1348042
Posts: 1

14 days ago
Topic:
Sweet 16 Party
I need a place near Union to have a sweet 16. I was looking into Galloping Hill but that may be a little expensive. Please help!! Thanks in advance.
missy1327406 wrote:
OMG Planning a wedding in NY is Nerve wrecking...lol Trying to find a reception venue for a decent price is horrible. What I also notice is that all venues up the pricing for Wedding receptions. Why is it one price to provide food for a Party VS. A wedding especially if There are not many differences in what is being provided. Then They want to tell me the times will be serving liquor. I feel alcohol should be served after dinner, not before but most places wont alter the price for the time. I don't need alcohol for 5 hours straight 2 hrs. is fine. Less alcohol, lower price and less drunkeness. And they want you to have a certain amount of people to be guaranteed, thats not fair either. What if I don't want 100 people.




Ahhh the joys of having a wedding planner. Many of these things can be negotiated with the right planner who has relationships with the different venues. If you are still feeling stressed please contact me. I am a planner that services Atlanta and NY. I can be of assistance. Have a great day and good luck and relax. You're getting married, enjoy it smile
touch1347615
touch1347615
Posts: 5

14 days ago
Topic:
class reunion
what part of NYC are you looking to have your event. That will determine the best venue
Hello all my name is Tamika and I own A Touch of Peaches Event Planning company. I am based in the metro Atlanta area but I also service the NYC area since that's where I'm from. My company does everything from finding your venue, to catering to music to floral. We are your one stop event planning shop. We even do day of event hosting and coordination so that you are able to relax and enjoy the party. As we always say A Touch of Peaches Event Planning does every event with a touch of class. Come see our difference and you'll see for yourself
I have a great venue that I would love to show you that's exactly what you are looking for in the city of Atlanta

Guest

15 days ago
Topic:
class reunion
I need some suggestions for an affordable location for a class reunion for an estimated 250 people. It is preferred that the venue can cater the event.
mgcwa1346555
mgcwa1346555
Posts: 1

15 days ago
Topic:
80th birthday party
I am looking for a venue for an 80th birthday party (dinner), preferably a restaurant in Boca Raton for 30-45 people. My "MAX" budget is $2000, including tax, tip and soft drinks. Do you have suggestions
HellO! My name is Brenda Caverly, and I am a Wedding Coordinator/Event Planner. I have years of experience in the food industry from front of the house to back of the house and everywhere in between. I am experienced in floral and greenhouse, food catering and event planning as a past restaurant owner. Would love to assist you if you need a hand at any time. Would love to hear from the community!

Cheers

Brenda Caverly

Guest

19 days ago
Topic:
1st Birthday Party
HI I am looking for an indoor venue that holds about 80 people in Bronx or Westchester and has space for kids to roam around in. I can handle food and decorations.
We had my sister's engagement party at Roswell Historic Cottage. It is on 972 Alpharetta Street Roswell GA. It is a great place for what you are looking for. It is old, rustic but beautiful. Everyone attended the party loved it. We did our own flower arrangements, purchased the alcohol and had private caterer . It turned out beautiful. Please check it out.
grise1342804
grise1342804
Posts: 1

20 days ago
Topic:
Venues for a Sweet 15 party
I'm looking for a venue in the Woodbridge, VA area. We are wanting to celebrate a Sweet 15 and we are looking to have 200 guest attend. We are on a budget and are looking for a nice place that is not too expensive. Can anyone recommend anything. Thank you in advance.
Any suggestion for a venue in Durham NC in early fall for an anniversary party. We need the venue to accommodate 100 persons.
Wedding cakes generally priced per serving. Check your area what the average going rate is per person. Buttercream covered wedding cakes can be a problem in warm climate areas or the Summer. For a long lasting beautiful cake we suggest to pay the extra fee of fondant. Also with fondant your design ability's are endless. There are many different fondants on the market and we suggest when making your tasting appointment let the baker know that you like to taste there fondant.

Fondant should be applied thin no more then 1/8". You want the cake and not so much the fondant.
With fondant you will most likely be charged a design fee, which will vary up on complexity of the design.

A average fondant covered wedding cake with fondant and sugar flowers and other designs for 100 guest will cost you approximately between $700 and $800. This cost usually dose not include Delivery/set up and the cake stand.

We hope this will help you a little with your cake search.

Martina

Guest

21 days ago
Topic:
Company Picnic
I am looking for suggestions on where to hold a company wide picnic for up to 2000 attendees. We have many locations across the state so would like to keep centralized for all. Any suggestions appreciated!
tjfla1340645
tjfla1340645
Posts: 1

21 days ago
Topic:
Need help with $10,000 budget!!
Hi !
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Thanks for contacting Flava Restaurant and Lounge. Please give us a call at (770) 271-2697 to schedule a tour of our beautiful facility and meet with us to discuss how we can best provide the perfect experience for your party/ event needs. I look forward to hearing from you soon! Find us at: WWW.TJFLAVA.COM


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Guest

21 days ago
Topic:
Wedding on a very strict Budget
My cousin is in the same situation in the Ann Arbor area - please share what you find!!
rose1170596
rose1170596
Posts: 2

21 days ago
Topic:
Atlanta Bride on A Budget!!! HELP
Have you visited the Marlam Events & Conference Center? A VERY reasonably priced venue with delicious food and AMAZING service. They provide the opposite of 'up-selling'...unique concept that other venues should emulate.