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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

10 hours ago
Topic:
Wedding reception site.
Where would you recommend for a wedding reception?
Guest

18 hours 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.
eventectiveeventectiveAdministratorPosts: 313

1 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!
jgirl1264020jgirl1264020Posts: 1

1 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

1 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!
sb9931266774sb9931266774Posts: 2

2 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
sb9931266774sb9931266774Posts: 2

2 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
kmss11260954kmss11260954Posts: 1

3 days ago
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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.
arnol1259688arnol1259688Posts: 3

5 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

6 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!
almei1264033almei1264033Posts: 1

7 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

7 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.
silverhornsilverhornPosts: 2

7 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,
cribl1263701cribl1263701Posts: 1

7 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
brand1262426brand1262426Posts: 2

8 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?
himev1262747himev1262747Posts: 1

8 days ago
Topic:
Party Venue in Plainsboro
Am looking for party venue for my son's first birthday .....Any suggestions?
maris1260993maris1260993Posts: 2

9 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


Please view Mintconditionfitness.net to view our photo gallery. Remember, we put a lot of effort in this studio and we use it to help people everyday. Please Respect The Space And Have A Great Time.
Guest

10 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.
maris1260993maris1260993Posts: 2

11 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

11 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

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

12 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?
Guest

12 days ago
Topic:
Cool ideas for Christmas Party
Company Christmas party...kid friendly...100 people total. Any great ideas other than GR public museum or Meijer Gardens?
Looking for corporate Christmas party ideas in the Edmonton/Leduc/Nisku area that are fun for everyone. This will be an all adult crowd ages ranging from 25-55. Looking to have a dinner & some form of entertainment (yet to be determined also - open to ideas) Please let me know if you have any great ideas for us!

Thank you!
I need ideas in the kissimmee area for a venue for a kid's birthday party for 20 guests or so, possibly with pool access. Any suggestions?
Do you have a website with any information or prices on services you offer?
Hi josh
I am the manager here at the Waterford Manor and I think I can help I still have the date of July 3th open and between myself and my events planner we could plan a beautiful wedding for you and your bride to be please call me at 727-2612. Thanks Paul
DrRonShapiroDrRonShapiroPosts: 351

14 days ago
Topic:
Halloween party suggestions?
Hi Laura,

Could you tell us a bit more so we can make better suggestions:
  • Is this a "party" for just the two of you? If not, who do you plan to invite? For example 20 of his friends and 20 of your friends etc.
  • Do you plan to stay at home or a restaurant or go to different places?
  • Is he really adventuresome? Somewhat adventuresome? Not adventuresome?
  • Does he like lots of surprises? The more the better? Some are OK? No?
  • His approximate age: teen, twenties, thirties, etc.
  • What is your approximate budget?
  • Does he like games or movies or different foods or ___ ???
  • Does he like costumes? if so, what kinds of characters?
  • Does he like photos?
  • Does he like to be the center of attention?
Thanks!
Ron
Ronald G. Shapiro PhD
Education By Entertainment
Guest

15 days ago
Topic:
Halloween party suggestions?
Hi!
I'm trying to (last minute) plan a party/halloween party for my boyfriend but I seriously need help!!!!! OMG
If you have any suggestions please feel free to email me! Laura_kristine_806@yahoo.com
Thanks in advance

Laura!
Need A Hall,Space or room to rent for my 21st birthday party on October 18th
I am seeking help in finding a venue for next July 3, 2015. I am also in need of services for photography, event planning, pretty much the whole nine yards. If anyone is in this area please send websites or post/send information with services.
eventectiveeventectiveAdministratorPosts: 313

15 days ago
Topic:
Info on renting out some of our meeting space
Hi Guest -

You can create a listing on Eventective very easily.

Just follow this link.

That will get you a courtesy listing on Eventective's event planning site. Feel free to call us anytime at 207-253-1653 at any time to let us help you get started.

Good luck!
1eleg7238151eleg723815Posts: 1

15 days ago
Topic:
Is it to late for a Nov. Party
k4toy1255458 wrote:
I want to have a party Nov. 8 but I want venders and I still need to advertise. Is it to late to start the party arrangements?

It is not to late if you already have a lead list and contact information of the type of vendors you would like for your event. You will have to immediately start your advertising efforts and hire and a planner who is good at getting things done quickly. www.1elegantevent.com
Our office is located in Linthicum Heights, MD. Currently we are researching the possibility of offering some of our meeting space to professional clients. Could anyone point me in a direction on how to market out place?
Guest

15 days ago
Topic:
Sensibly Chic Events
Visit Sensibly Chic Events at http://sensiblychicevents.com/ for great deals in event rentals! Come join us at our Open House and enter to win a Free Wedding!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensibly-chic-events-and-impeccable-designs-by-faith-bridal-showcase-tickets-13504224499
I want a location that has enough space to hold about 60 people, and is available to bring in a DJ. There needs to be enough room for dancing and catering isn't needed. The party is around March 21st or 22nd. I'm looking for a place in Kentucky or Southern Indiana.