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shani1446113
shani1446113
Posts: 1

3 days ago
Topic:
Baby Girl 1st Birthday Party
Spacious inside, lots of guest and decorations. Nice big beautiful open space outside (yard, garden,etc) maybe for like a moon bounce or just outside activities and allow outdoor grilling.
shyan1445601
shyan1445601
Posts: 1

3 days ago
Topic:
looking baby shower places
im looking for a good place to have a baby shower in the suburbs of chicago
Be slow to speak and quick to think. Accept the other person...it's who you fell in love with...do not try to change them. They were perfect, that's why you picked them. Say exactly what you mean.

Guest

6 days ago
Topic:
Graduation ad2015
Home school student graduation party for 50-70 people

light food...tables...will decorate ourself

Adam W. Herbert University Center is being considered...other places anyone can recommend?
zeina1444287
zeina1444287
Posts: 1

6 days ago
Topic:
This just got URGENT
Guys, I need help.
I need a descent place for a party of 600 in Calgary on June 19. I'm on a really tight budget of $600 for the hall rental alone. Please help me !
bapar1436394
bapar1436394
Posts: 1

6 days ago
Topic:
Sweet Sixteen Party!
I am turning 16 soon, and would like a party with friends that would be memorable! Also, it would need a dance floor, DJ, beverages, and some seating area. If anyone knows of a venue in Kingston, Ontario that is cheap to hold this type of party, i would love too know.
I am also looking for the same! It's very hard you be a nice location in Atlanta especially since I'm from Arizona and won't be moving there u til the beginning of the year. My wedding isn't until November 2016 but 6k is my budget any help would be great !

Guest

7 days ago
Topic:
WEDDING SHOWER
Need to rent a unique space for a bridal shower. Tea party theme. I supply everything. Just need a cute space! Thank you!
We are looking for a venue to host a few food trucks for a wedding in Fall 2016. We would like an outdoor space with room for tenting or an indoor space large enough to host the trucks and able to be decorated. Any recommendations?
jello1442081
jello1442081
Posts: 1

9 days ago
Topic:
Wedding on a BUDGET!!!
We are looking for an indoor/Outdoor wedding and reception. We are on a very strict budget being that the first venue our daghter had decided on has fallen through with no contact in several weeks now. The wedding is Oct 17,2015 and we would like to be in the Clover SC area or within 30 - 40 miles of. We also need accommodations never by for out of state guests. At most $1,000 or possibly a little more since we already have caterer, decorator, photographer etc. We will need chairs and tables provided. Thank you, Kim Hans
Hi,
Ebenezer Events can definitely assist offer you a wedding a reception at the spiritual home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. please click here to view our virtual tour then email me at events@ebenezerchurch.us to discuss your custom package.

Guest

9 days ago
Topic:
Venue options for Coed baby shower
I am throwing my friend a baby shower. She wants it to be co-ed, I would like to find a place where the guys can hang out and play pool or something and socialize. Any ideas. I would like it be inexpensive.
check out Cottage Charm @ The Romack House in Old Katy, TX www.cottagecharm.org
ashle1441023
ashle1441023
Posts: 1

10 days ago
Topic:
In need of a place for my 21st!
I just need a place to host my party. I have the food and drinks covered, all I need is a place with a reasonable price. Please respond to my cry for help!
newma1440810
newma1440810
Posts: 1

11 days ago
Topic:
Kids party with or near water
Can anyone make suggestions for a childs bday party on water, near water or involving water. For the warm month of August. smile Harrisburg, PA area and surrounding THX
natal1440551
natal1440551
Posts: 1

11 days ago
Topic:
Graduation Party!
Looking for a nice outdoor party venue!smile
nancy1439589
nancy1439589
Posts: 3

13 days ago
Topic:
retirement party
If you were looking for something smaller like up to 125, then check Cottage Charm @ The Romack House - www.cottagecharm.org
If you are looking for an intimate location for your wedding, then check out Cottage Charm @ The Romack House in Historic Old Katy, Tx.
The prices are very reasonable. Check out the website www.cottagecharm.org for more information.
So I am currently looking for a venue that will allow the client to display cars within the building / event space in San Antonio.

What is the best way for me to look for this?
jguto1438495
jguto1438495
Posts: 1

14 days ago
Topic:
Yacht event
Where can I have an event for up to 150 people on a yacht in West Palm Beach?
canva1437212
canva1437212
Posts: 1

15 days ago
Topic:
50th Birthday Party for Mom
Hi there,

I am not sure what kind of aesthetic you are going for for your mother's birthday party but I do know of a very unique and creative open space that has endless possibilities for special lighting, DJ or band capabilities, video projections, bar, and open patio than look no further than Canvas.

I help run a space in Wicker Park called Canvas Chicago. We produce uncommon events in the city of Chicago. Everything from live music, DJ parties, art galleries, pop-up art shows, birthday parties, corporate events, launch parties, promotional events, multimedia video, art and music events, cook-outs, networking events to just about anything that fits your needs. The space holds about 200 people comfortably with seating for up to 50 - more with outside vendor purchase.

Please check out our profile and then email me at canvashannah@gmail for more information.

If you are interested in learning more about Canvas for your event, please fill out the event information form below:
http://www.canvaschicago.com/eventinformation

Once you get a feel for who we are and you think it might be a good fit, we can schedule a meeting and walk-through of the space sometime in the near future.

Thanks so much, I look forward to hearing from you soon,
Hannah

canvashannah@gmail.com
517/449/9988

Guest

16 days ago
Topic:
BABY SHOWER
Woodmont clubhouse in temple Terrace is nice.
Looking for a Venue in the Beaverton, OR area to have my mother's surprise 70th Birthday party with Elvis entertaining her for two hours. She is an Elvis fan for my total 48 years in life. I found Elvis, yes he is alive!!!!! I just need a venue where I can have food & alcohol with dancing for 4 hours.
Please help. I'm looking for October 10th, 2015 - the date is not flexible unfortunately!!
Thank You
damou1436063
damou1436063
Posts: 1

17 days ago
Topic:
BABY SHOWER
Looking for a nice size hall with air conditioning & a kitchen as well as lots of parking i have a huge family & family/friends will be coming from out of state|other surrounding cities, also a bar would be nice as well i'm inspecting 100-150 guest so space is of the most importants...Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated the event date is JULY 18,2015 & NEED ENOUGH TIME B4 THE EVENT TO LOOK AT PLACE MYSELF... THANK YOU!!
jpazo1375209
jpazo1375209
Posts: 1

19 days ago
Topic:
Venue - Bar Mitzvah 250 guest -
Looking for a venue in Miami - Brickell or Miami Beach. 250 guest (100 young adults - 150 adults).
Would like a pool to have cocktail reception and appetizers. Also, a large ball room or outdoor space that can be tented with high ceilings about 20'. Dinner stations and open bar. Please help!
Me and my fiancé are long distance he's stationed in South Korea while I'm stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC we're on a budget because of personal reasoning. But we still want to have a beautiful wedding, with the minimum amount of people just close family and a few friends. He's willing to help but he has no cell phone because of the difference between America and South Korea we communicate with his ipod and my IPhone. Im willing to get a wedding planner but once again I cant find one within budget I have found wedding packages but their all for the summer. We are a young couple and I just need help because his distance and finding a semi perfect small wedding is becoming very stressful.
latoy1434309
latoy1434309
Posts: 1

20 days ago
Topic:
Venue for 30th for 100 guest
I am currently looking for venue to rent out for 100 people for my 30th Birthday. Themed: Winterwonderland
-Open bar for 1 hour
- Food included ( 3 meals : chicken, fish, 2 veggies and 1 starch
-Location: Philadelphia
- Parking
Event planners are managing the contract and financial aspect of the event and on the other end, the event coordinators are professionals who look after the details of the events and put the things at right places.

Guest

20 days ago
Topic:
Baby Shower
Looking for a unique venue for about 50 people in Macomb or Oakland counties. Indoor or outdoor, casual and comfortable. Want food and drinks provided.
redba1409485
redba1409485
Posts: 1

20 days ago
Topic:
Winter Wedding
The Red Barn has discounted rates for January. If you're interested call 606-312-5891 for more details.

Guest

20 days ago
Topic:
SASSY AND CHIC BOUTIQUE POOL PARTY
My name is Denicia House. I am in search for a venue to have my husband's birthday bash (Luau). I am looking for a venue with a swimming pool to accommodate approximately 75-100 guest. Can you forward me any information to assist me in my search.


Thanks
Hello!
I am needing ideas for a place I can rent out to host a neon paint party in September. Any ideas would be most appreciated!
Hi Kacee1380980,

Sorry i don't have a specific location to recommend, but I would suggest that you contact the following:
  • Your city, county and state parks departments.
  • Summer camps which may not have opened yet for campers.
  • Colleges/universities in the area which may have areas they rent out for picnics...
  • Independent schools which may have a nice campus and have closed for the summer

I really think that at least one of the above will be able to help out.

Ron
Ronald G. Shapiro,PhD
Education by Entertainment
I have been tasked with planning a party for roughly 150 people, and the event needs to happen before the end of this month (sigh). This event should preferably be outside, or in a venue that has a rooftop/large patio area. Does anyone know of any venues in the Seattle area that fit this description?

I would love you forever if you help me find something!
Hi I need a building for a fundraiser and I need it for this Thursday if anyone can please help and also is a cheap place just for one day

Guest

25 days ago
Topic:
Winter Wedding
Has anyone ever gone to a winter wedding? My fiance and I are planning on getting married overseas in the beginning of January and we want to have a reception in Louisville when we get back. The guest list is at about 200. We want to keep it classy, but reasonable. Do you know if any venues have discounted rates in January?
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If this wedding package is booked before August 31, 2015 we will allow the bridal couple to upgrade this wedding video package with up to $200.00 of additional video services or take $100.00 off the base package price. To find out more about our wedding services visit our web site at www.kmcvideoproductions.com .
WEDDING VIDEO TIPS
In an effort to make this post an even more valuable resource we will periodically be updating our post with video tips from our newsletters. There are ten tips in this series and it is our hope that you will find them helpful.

VIDEO TIP #8: Sound is an area that in some cases is never discussed. Customers should consider what is important for the production company to capture because each venue will impact the choice of the microphone used.

On-camera microphones in many case may not be adequate for capturing the wedding portion of your wedding video. We recommend that you consult with your production company so that they can advise you on the best combination of audio protocols that will get the best results. Selecting the appropriate type of microphone for the venue conditions is a crucial part of the video process.

Here is an example of something to consider. Care must be taken even in the use of lapel microphones because they may be too sensitive picking up ambient or distracting sounds of the person wearing the microphone or some of the immediate surrounding ambient noises.

That is why there are several types of microphones Omni-directional, Uni-directional, Bi-directional, or PZM microphones and many (but not all) come in a wireless version. After a pre-production meeting with the couple the video production company may decide on a multi-microphone approach to cover your wedding venue. This can add a small cost increase to your wedding video package but if they suggest that additional microphones are necessary, it will be money well spent.

Visit our web site at www.kmcvideoproductions.com if you want to find more information.
debor1327373
debor1327373
Posts: 1

27 days ago
Topic:
Big backyard wedding with camping
Want the experience of a backyard wedding and BBQ with camping but can’t do it yourself? We do it for you at HighFields Country Inn in Zephyr, ON.
Set on 175 acres of rolling countryside with spectacular panoramic views, HighFields is the ideal location for a natural outdoor ceremony and tented reception.
Open House this Sunday! June 7 from 1 – 4 pm. Tour the Inn, accommodations, spa, pool, patio and property at its best. Our professional wedding planner, caterer, officiant and owner are here to answer questions. Join us for delicious light refreshments and a glass of wine. Please register to attend.
Contact: Deborah deborah.attentiontodetailevents@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/900914576637227/

Guest

28 days ago
Topic:
A Birthday Isn't A Birthday Without....
Friends, Family and Dancing
We are looking for a venue in Sacramento for our daughter's wedding dinner reception on November for approximately 250 people. We have our own caterer. The church is in downtown Sacramento so it would be wonderful if we found something close by, but that is not mandatory. Free parking is a huge plus.

Thank you!

Pam
skaggspad@gmail.com
jenca1426392
jenca1426392
Posts: 1

29 days ago
Topic:
Wedding under $7000
I'm looking for help with planning a unique and special wedding for under $7000. I'm hoping to have it in Edmonton Ab. witch is about 3.5hours south of where I live. It is hard for me to go check out places and have been looking at places online. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
zoeli1427147
zoeli1427147
Posts: 1

29 days ago
Topic:
Beautiful Wedding on tight budget
Hi,

We recently got engaged.... (yayyyy!!! finally it happens to me smile) now, the stressful all has just begun.. We are really really on a tight budget which is not more than $7000 all in... yes, that is mean dresses/suits, venue, catering, entertainment DJ or live music, MC, flowers, decoration, centerpiece, photographer, videographer etc... etc... oh boy, like it's never end...

The invitation guests will probably reach 65pax.. where we are looking for winter wedd Jan.2016 surrounding by river or lake or mountain or any beautiful natural scenes for the outdoor ceremony and do indoor reception near Tahoe, Genoa, Carson, Washoe valley, Reno, Incline Village, Gardnerville, Fernley, Fallon area

Asking to all vendor to help us please...

Thanking you in advance

Happy yet stressful bride to be,
Juli
DrRonShapiro
DrRonShapiro
Posts: 366

29 days ago
Topic:
Common Grounds Networking
The three minute video of my May 29, 2015 Common Grounds demonstration showing an activity which would be great for sales people who would like to have some fun during shows to promote jewelry, cosmetic and clothing sales may be viewed on Vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/drronshapiro/sales-activity. Our awesome participant is Carrie Humphreys, an independent CAbi Consultant.

Ron
Ronald G. Shapiro, PhD, LLC
Education by Entertainment


milag1427014
milag1427014
Posts: 1

29 days ago
Topic:
Engagement/Birthday Party
I'm looking for a Venue in Manhattan that would accommodate about 80 pp . in Late August
looking for a venue in either the Bronx or Manhattan. Most preferably with a outdoor/backyard area. If not, then an open area for the guests with windows for natural lighting. I will like to accommodate at max 150 people. I do not need any type of catering, dj, entertainers because i will be providing those. I simply need a place i can celebrate with my graduating class.

Please reply or e-mail me with suggestions/offers: sasorcastillo@hotmail.com

I will respond quickly.
I am looking for a local club house or a restaurant with a room maybe that we can use for a bridal shower. We want to do our own decorations? Does anyone have any ideas in the Memphis, TN area of where we can do this? Trying to do this at a hotel is proving to be very pricey. Maybe an apartment club house would work or even something on Beale Street? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
DrRonShapiro
DrRonShapiro
Posts: 366

May 30, 2015
Topic:
Millennials in the Workplace
Problem Solving and Communication Skills for Millennial Employees

Managers and business leaders have stated that their business results would improve if their millennial employees had better:

  • problem solving
  • critical thinking
  • oral and written communication skills.
They have also observed that their millennial employees enjoy combining work with games and learning. Thus, we have developed an Education by Entertainment program designed to help management and employees alike. Our initial program is just a few hours long, but is designed to have lasting impact in these critical areas, improving employee safety, productivity and communication. It is also presented in a game show style making it a ton of fun!!!

Please check out our program description, and contact us for more information or to schedule your program, today!!!

Thank you,

Ron

Ronald G. Shapiro, PhD
Education by Entertainment
What are your favorite Games for Birthday Parties (or similar type events)?

If you are mentioning a game that is not well known, please describe it.

If you have a great story to share about playing your game at a Birthday (or similar) Party, please share it.

Ron
Ronald G. Shapiro, PhD
Education by Entertainment