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mlarochelle
mlarochelle
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Posts: 60

41 min ago
Topic:
Testimonial
Hi Eventective! For our 50th High School Reunion in the San Jose, CA area, our committee started with you to begin our search for a venue. Your site was terrific for helping us narrow down the search from 330 venues to 13, to eventually 3. We selected the Biltmore Hotel and Suites in Santa Clara, and couldn't be more pleased with the Event Manager, Amy, and her staff! Your website made it extremely easy to find all the information we needed in our search, and even had direct links to the venues listed. We will definitely use Eventective again and again as our first stop for party and venue sourcing! You made our job so easy! Thanks! Peggi Garvey




Peggy,

We are so happy to hear that you had a great experience using Eventective. We hope your high school reunion was a blast!

Thank you for the testimonial and we hope to help you with your next event.
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We offer special business meeting rates for 10 rooms or more over looking Tampa Bay.
Our meeting room offers a nice private and intimate space to work on team building and brain storm new ideas.

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813-912-6167
jrosales@littleharborresort.com
www.staylittleharbor.com
Guest

2 days ago
Topic:
Testimonial
Hi Eventective! For our 50th High School Reunion in the San Jose, CA area, our committee started with you to begin our search for a venue. Your site was terrific for helping us narrow down the search from 330 venues to 13, to eventually 3. We selected the Biltmore Hotel and Suites in Santa Clara, and couldn't be more pleased with the Event Manager, Amy, and her staff! Your website made it extremely easy to find all the information we needed in our search, and even had direct links to the venues listed. We will definitely use Eventective again and again as our first stop for party and venue sourcing! You made our job so easy! Thanks! Peggi Garvey
Woodlands Country Club is open to the public for all corporate holiday parties! We are located in Tamarac FL on Commercial Blvd just west of the Turnpike in The Woodlands neighborhood.
THIS MONTH ONLY we are offering a holiday promotion!! Book your party before June 30th and receive a FREE BOTTLE OF WINE ON EVERY TABLE!! That's right, FREE WINE! Who doesn't love that?!
Our venue comes equipped with a main bar and lounge, two cocktail areas, an outside patio, three semi-private banquet rooms, as well as a 6,500 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom with built-in stage and dance floor. Even better, your event will be completely PRIVATE. No other guests or golfers will be in the building.

Ready to impress your co-workers this year? RESERVE THE BALLROOM AT WOODLANDS TODAY!!! And surprise your guests with WINE!

Ok, ok. Want one more promotion? Some more free gifts? You got it. Mention you read this forum on Eventective, and receive a COMPLIMENTARY GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A ROUND OF GOLF FOR FOUR!

Contact me, book a party, and get free stuff!!!! Christina Drucker, Woodlands Country Club, 954-601-1530 CDrucker@ClubLink.ca
Hi! How exciting.

In the past I did an event for a company that had a 10 year anniversary as well.
We decided to do a "through the decade" party. So what we did is each department was assigned a decade and they had to dress from that time period. Then we highlighted each department and thanked the for the companies success but in the style of their decade. It was very fun and everyone really enjoyed the theme. If you like the idea let me know, I can send you over more details of what that event had! (kuptain@goeventti.com)

Also, if you want to check out my service we do event evaluations where we go to your event and compile a detailed report for you. That way once your event is over you have a stack of tips on how to maximize ROI and your bottomline for next year. Visit us at goeventti.com.
katri2926940
katri2926940
Posts: 1

16 days ago
Topic:
Live cigar rollers?
Having cigar rolling at your event for party is a big hit amongst clients. You should choose to have a cigar roller for your event. Why not female cigar rollers?


www.cigarbella.com
rache2925191
rache2925191
Posts: 1

18 days ago
Topic:
Meeting Space Available
We have meeting and dining space in our facility year round. Sticks and Stones is located in Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine. Very unique atmosphere. We also offer corporate team-building events with curling in our Olympic Training Center.
Call Rachel with any questions. 763-780-3328 ex 18.
littl2769520
littl2769520
Posts: 1

19 days ago
Topic:
Budget Friendly Wedding Officiant
Rated #2 Best Officiant of the year on Indy A List. I travel to your location with a fully customized Wedding Ceremony to legally Marry you. Find all the information you need on my website at https://indygetmarried.com
Congrats!!

Lesley Acevedo
Indy Get Married
317-918-4431
littlemeles@gmail.com
https://indygetmarried.com
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 60

20 days ago
Topic:
Sweet 16 Seating On a Budget
morbi2922628 wrote:
Hi! I'm planning my sweet 16 on a serious budget - max $200 to $300. One thing I haven't been able to find anywhere for low cost are tables and chairs! We considered using hay bales for seats and covering them with fabric, but that still leaves the question of tables.

For reference, the party is outdoors, and we're expecting at most 30 guests, but the number will probably be closer to 20-25. The local rental place does folding chairs for $2 each and $10 for a table, and with the amount of guests we have (plus the cost of having to cover each table) it's just not realistic for us.

The party theme is "rustic royalty", so I'm open to things that are more rough.



You could do a picnic style where people sit on the ground to eat (on blankets). You could place some hay bales around for guests to sit on. People sometimes do not need a table to eat.
morbi2922628
morbi2922628
Posts: 1

21 days ago
Topic:
Sweet 16 Seating On a Budget
Hi! I'm planning my sweet 16 on a serious budget - max $200 to $300. One thing I haven't been able to find anywhere for low cost are tables and chairs! We considered using hay bales for seats and covering them with fabric, but that still leaves the question of tables.

For reference, the party is outdoors, and we're expecting at most 30 guests, but the number will probably be closer to 20-25. The local rental place does folding chairs for $2 each and $10 for a table, and with the amount of guests we have (plus the cost of having to cover each table) it's just not realistic for us.

The party theme is "rustic royalty", so I'm open to things that are more rough.
Excellent planning guide you posted.
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I promised myself that after hearing the bands they have, I'd reach out to event planners and make sure they know about these guys! If you're looking for a great band/music for your next event anywhere in the US, call Jack Morelli. Amazing musicians at a wide range of reasonable prices (weddings, non-profit events, all kinds of music, all kinds of events). www.jackmorellimusic.com phone: 631-335-2390 They're simply amazing! email: jackmorellimusic@gmail.com
Which activities do you like in corporate event?
queen2916983
queen2916983
Posts: 1

29 days ago
Topic:
Be a DIY bride
I am a DIY bride. I have planned my wedding thus far. My FH and myself are getting married July,23 2020. I have searched and planned from Mason jar mixed drinks to my own catering menu. Ordering from wish.com to Dollar tree.com and walmart.com allows me to save money. I am making my own decor and hoping to have a beautiful outdoor park wedding. With diy buffet catering.
Guest

May 18, 2018
Topic:
Suggestions for Unique Meeting Formats
Harrisburg Golf Simulator! Order in dinner or eat out afterwards.
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 60

May 17, 2018
Topic:
Help with recommendations and testimonials?
delta693673 wrote:
Hi EVeryone! How does the vendor tell customers where to recommendation or giv testimonial? Thank you!


At the bottom of each listing, there is a button to write a recommendation. if you are logged into your account, you cannot see this button on your listing. However, if you send out a link to your listing to your past clients, they will see the button and can write a recommendation for you.
Hi EVeryone! How does the vendor tell customers where to recommendation or giv testimonial? Thank you!
Does anyone know of places that will let you have a pool party in the Prince George's County, Maryland/Washington, DC area?



Have you tried contacting the hotels in that area to see if they would allow you to use the pool area?
Does anyone know of places that will let you have a pool party in the Prince George's County, Maryland/Washington, DC area?
I often use local rental service to get an event equipment such as Mobile staging, Restroom facilities, event cleanup, ticket booths collection gates, Sanitary stations, Power generator and Crowd control barriers from Jee Biz Total Event Solutions. So you can consult with your local event organizer.
rhyth2628564
rhyth2628564
Posts: 1

May 14, 2018
Topic:
stage, lights and sound!
Any weddings, prom parties, bridal shower, sweet sixteen, quinceanera parties. etc..coming up? If you are in need of professional services we provide stage lights and sound for any type of event. We count with a big inventory and can make your dream party come true. feel free to visit our page and find more cool picture of what we do!.

Guest

May 12, 2018
Topic:
Pointers for my First outdoor banquet!
If your event is on your property please consider having a pest control company come out and treat your entire yard prior to the event.

For heat, check the typical temperatures at various times of day and schedule your event accordingly.

You can, of course, rent various types of heating devices if it gets cool in the evening.


Ron
Ronald G. Shapiro, PhD
Education By Entertainment
Guest

May 12, 2018
Topic:
18th Birtrhday
It all depends upon what you and your friends/family like to do.

  • What do you enjoy doing most?
  • Are you adventuresome?
  • Do you like surprises?
  • Do you view this as an event for you? For your friends? For your family?
Also, you cannot overlook the fact that events vary from bring very inexpensive to very expensive.

  • How much money do you want to spend?
  • What are your priorities in therms of event?
  • How many people do you want to include in your celebration?

Ron
Ronald G. Shapiro, PhD
Education by Entertainment
Hi Michele,
My name is Mary Norred I am a Wedding Coordinator for Norreds Weddings and Events, LLC. We are on Eventective you can look is up we offer many services, so feel free to check out our website at Norredsweddingsandevents.squarespace.com. One of our services pertains to Virtual Wedding planning contact us to find out more information.
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 60

May 11, 2018
Topic:
18th Birtrhday
Bailey1119 wrote:
What would be a good idea, theme, and venue for my 18th birthday?


18th Birthdays are exciting! I would take a look at some venues listed in your city here:
https://www.eventective.com/muncie-in/party-reunions.html

Some top locations would be:

Eventfully Yours, LLC, Marion, IN

Delaware Country Club, Muncie, IN



Good Luck!
Bailey1119
Bailey1119
Posts: 1

May 11, 2018
Topic:
18th Birtrhday
What would be a good idea, theme, and venue for my 18th birthday?



Event planners are often responsible for making countless decisions ranging from catering to entertainment, down to the smallest details such as place settings. Not only is the decision-making process stressful, but it can be a logistical nightmare dealing with all of the different companies and vendors for each service. In many cases, AV is the staple of an event for speeches, music, slideshows, videos and more. We believe that a reliable AV company should always make sure that you are fully prepared. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, so we have compiled a short list of questions you should be sure to ask your AV company prior to your event.

Can you work with my budget?
Failure to be upfront with what you are looking for as well as your budget can result in a huge waste of time and energy—both of which are scarce while planning an event.

Right off the bat, let the AV company know exactly what you need (speakers, microphones, projectors, live mixing, streaming, etc.) and how much you are willing to spend. If you don't know the AV space very well, there’s no need to worry. It is perfectly fine to let the company know where the event is, how many people are attending, and what you will need the equipment for (speeches, live music, projecting a sporting event, etc.). They will be able to tell you the specific equipment that it would require and if they can do that within your budget.

A lack of transparency here could lead to getting all of the AV planned only to realize they cannot do it within your budget, or perhaps they can be within budget but can’t provide a crucial service you need.

Are there any issues with the venue?
Be sure to go over your venue contract thoroughly and don’t hesitate to ask your AV provider for help— they will want to know what they are working with at the venue. Some venues actually penalize clients who hire an outside AV provider, some don’t supply power, and we’ve seen a multitude of additional rules and restrictions that an AV provider would need to know beforehand. It is far better to be aware of any limits or issues during the planning phase. An AV issue on event day is the last thing you need while making sure everything goes smoothly.







What additional information do you need?
As always, the more communication, the better. When working with an AV provider, countless questions can be answered to help them execute a seamless event for you.

Some questions to answer up front for them are:
  • What content will be presented using their equipment?
  • How many people will be attending the event?
  • How many microphones are needed? Wired or Wireless?
  • What is and isn’t provided by you or the venue?
  • How much space will they have?
  • Will they have access to wifi or ethernet (if needed)?
  • Will you require an on-site technician for troubleshooting or more complicated equipment operations?

Some questions to ask them are:
  • What are their needs for bandwidth, power, and space?
  • How much time is needed for setup and strike (teardown)?
  • How many site passes will they need for their staff?
  • What kinds of microphones/speakers/projectors will be best?

Once all of the information is communicated, always be sure to ask your AV provider if they have any additional concerns so event day troubleshooting can be avoided at all costs.







Can you do a walkthrough?
Having your AV provider tag along for a walkthrough can be a significant way to prevent any misunderstandings ahead of time. Walkthroughs allow them to work much more effectively and efficiently. They will be able to plan the load-in and setup, find the locations of nearest outlets, take measurements, snap photos, and address numerous potential obstacles that too often need to be figured out on the day of the event.

What team will you be bringing?
Depending on the size and technical specifics of your event, your AV company will most likely come in the form of a team. Often, a larger team will come in to help with setup while only two or three people are needed to remain on-site during the event. It is always good to know how many will be staying and what they will be operating so that no oversights occur. The most important detail to figure out is who the point person is going to be. In most cases, you’ll communicate your needs with this person, and they will know who on their team to talk to and how to effectively address your needs—similar to the relationship between you and your client in regards to the entire event.







Conclusion
Dealing with an AV company on such an important piece of your event may seem daunting, but it really comes down to communication. If you are sure to be upfront about your budget and your needs, ask the right questions, and put as much effort as possible into preparation for both you and your AV company, you are sure to be covered.

The best part is once these are all addressed, chances are you will find a company that you work well with to service your future events—which can end the stress of searching, allowing you to spend more time overseeing your event on all other ends.


Learn more at https://www.channelaudiogroup.com/blog
Awesome wedding venue tips. Thanks
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 60

May 8, 2018
Topic:
Is Uplighting Necessary?
Most DJ packages come with uplighting. However, I told my DJ that I did not want any, and he just did not use it. If you want the room dimly lit with candles, then have the lights turned down and make sure you have candles on each of the tables. Simple smile
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 60

May 8, 2018
Topic:
Pointers for my First outdoor banquet!
You may want to consider tiki torches or bug repellent candles. Normally those work. Having bug spray on hand is not a bad idea either. Bugs can be out any time of day, but they seem to really come out after 6 or 7pm at night. It depends on your location.
berna2813116
berna2813116
Posts: 1

May 8, 2018
Topic:
Is Uplighting Necessary?
Hi,

I really dislike the look of a wedding when the whole room is glowing in a purple or blue (or any color) light. I don't need strobe or those colored light circles flying around the floor. Does a DJ's uplighting offer something different than these things? I have never hired a DJ before. When I picture my wedding I picture a dimly lit room with lots of twinkle lights and tea lights. Do I need uplighting to complete this look?

Please help.

I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.

References:-
https://bit.ly/2ry1jdx
Video marketing studio


Thanks
It is in June so how do you manage bugs, heat, etc.? Do's + Dont's? There will be about 40 people. What time of day(plus evening) is best?
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There’s no other place like it.
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Doesn’t that sound better than the same old meeting?


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thean2139779
thean2139779
Posts: 2

May 2, 2018
Topic:
Wedding on a BUDGET!!!
My wedding was in October 2016. I'm from mobile alabama. If you are looking for a wedding venue in mobile area then i must say there a place called anne-marie cottage very beautiful place with affordable prices is available for wedding parties, reception parties, birthday parties, graduation parties and all. They have indoor as well as outdoor areas.
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 60

April 30, 2018
Topic:
Rent a Hall, Space or Room for Birthday Party!
schan2812258 wrote:
Hello my friends,I am looking for a place to throw my birthday bash. I'm willing to get a venue at a responseable price. I will be fixing our dinners and planning to do some games, EAT, and enjoy our selves. It will be held September 8th, 2018. At 2:30 pm-5:30 pm. 1/2 hour to setup and 1/2 hour to clean. Please contact me as soon as possible. Thank you and may God bless you.


Please feel free to send a request for your party to venues in your area:
https://www.eventective.com/denver-co/party-reunions.html

Hope you have a great party!
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 60

April 30, 2018
Topic:
Rent a Hall, Space or Room for Birthday Party!
tommi2813420 wrote:
Look for a spot for a baby shower for about 50 people



Have you checked out the Mermaid Winery?
https://www.eventective.com/norfolk-va/mermaid-winery-643591.html
Look for a spot for a baby shower for about 50 people
Hello my friends,I am looking for a place to throw my birthday bash. I'm willing to get a venue at a responseable price. I will be fixing our dinners and planning to do some games, EAT, and enjoy our selves. It will be held September 8th, 2018. At 2:30 pm-5:30 pm. 1/2 hour to setup and 1/2 hour to clean. Please contact me as soon as possible. Thank you and may God bless you.
semen2734774
semen2734774
Posts: 3

April 27, 2018
Topic:
Photographer for wedding
The approach to choosing a photographer need to be very selective. This choice includes evaluating his professional skills, equipment, artistic style, which is very important on this day. My favorite is TaraWeddings, great wedding videography and photography, check they're website https://taraweddings.ca/wedding-videography/ .Yes, not cheap but it’s worth it! I got my photos and video in two weeks. What can I say? Cool guys!
patri2610834
patri2610834
Posts: 1

April 24, 2018
Topic:
Bar and wait staff
Any time, any place. 30 an hour per staff member needed.

https://www.facebook.com/classicwaitstaff/
It can be a headache to pool together family and friends to help "staff" your wedding, party, reunion, etc. Me and my team have worked with dozens of companies here in Utah to help remove that headache. We take the stress of running the event off of your hands while still allowing you to plan the event EXACTLY the way you want it ran. All we provide is an "extra set of hands" to help pick up, set up, keep food and drinks stocked, take care of garbage duties, clean up, etc. We even have networking with many local catering, cake and floral companies if you need help knowing where to look.
After researching on how much some venues can charge for staffing, we are very budget friendly.

Shoot me an email if this is something you feel could help make your big day a little less stressful.
holdawayreuben@gmail.com
Hey there Michelle... I am a Wedding Stationer, which sets the tone for what's about to happen. I'm happy to create your look on paper or acrylic to share with your guests.

Ree-Dun Imagination
314-652-5548
decorall4you@msn.com
Hello Michele,

I am a wedding officiant. You can see my listing here on Eventective. If you have not yet found a wedding officiant, please give me a call and we can discuss everything.

Hoping to be a part of your special day!

Tammy Ables
ChannelAudio
ChannelAudio
Posts: 11

April 20, 2018
Topic:
How Do Wireless Microphones Work?



Check out our blog post on the Four Types of Wireless Microphones.

Wireless microphones have become incredibly common in recent years—from concerts, to talk shows, to spin class—but do we ever stop to think about how they work?

What’s the Difference Between Wireless and Cable Mics?
Microphones with cables seem like a simple concept to most people. They take sound and convert it into an electrical audio signal, and it is sent through a cable to a mixer or sound system. Wireless microphones, however, send sound through thin air. They do this by converting the sound into radio-frequency (RF) energy and sending it from the microphone’s transmitter to the microphone's receiver, which then converts the signal back into audio and routes it into a mixer. So technically, a wireless microphone (with a transmitter) is a small radio station, and the receiver is a radio that can be tuned to the specific frequency that matches the transmitter.







Transmitters
Ever see someone using a small wireless mic (such as a lapel mic) and notice the small box clipped to their belt or in their back pocket? That is a transmitter. Keep in mind that all wireless microphones require transmitters to send the signal to the receiver. So while the handheld mics have their transmitter built right into them, smaller microphones such as lapel mics that clip onto clothing or a Countryman that hangs on the ear, have their transmitter in the form of small boxes with antennas.







Receivers
The opposite of a transmitter is a receiver. Their function is to receive a radio signal from a transmitter and convert it into audio that you can hear from a sound system. Depending on how many microphones you are using, you can use single or multi-channel receivers, instead of having to get a separate unit for each microphone. Often, you can get a multi-channel receiver with either dual or quad capabilities.







Wireless Microphone Benefits
As we’ve covered in our blog post, “Four Types of Wireless Microphones,” there are multiple benefits to going wireless. The most significant advantage is the mobility that is gained. Performers, interviewers, and speakers are given the freedom to move around naturally, which can make both the person using the microphone, as well as the audience, more comfortable. If using a lapel mic, Countryman, or fitness headset the audio quality can be far superior as well, as it will remain equidistant from the speaker's mouth regardless of their movement. Audio drop-offs and feedback can be reduced when using these forms of wireless microphones.
yavel2794986
yavel2794986
Posts: 3

April 20, 2018
Topic:
BABYSHOWER
thank you
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 60

April 20, 2018
Topic:
BABYSHOWER
yavel2794986 wrote:
YES IM STILL WAITING ON REPLIES





Great! I hope one of them gets back to you soon. I would recommend the Viscount Suite Hotel, Radisson Suites Tucson, or if you're looking for somewhere more fancy, Sea Of Glass--Center For The Arts.
yavel2794986
yavel2794986
Posts: 3

April 20, 2018
Topic:
BABYSHOWER
YES IM STILL WAITING ON REPLIES
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 60

April 19, 2018
Topic:
BABYSHOWER
Have you tried submitting a request to venues in your area here: https://www.eventective.com/tucson-az/party-reunions.html
yavel2794986
yavel2794986
Posts: 3

April 19, 2018
Topic:
BABYSHOWER
I NEED A PLACE TO HOST MY DAUGHTER 1ST BABY SHOWER LOCATION IN TUCSON, HAVING FAMILY FROM OUT OF STATE ANY SUGGESTIONS? JUNE 23,18 IS THE DATE
JohnRex12
JohnRex12
Posts: 2

April 18, 2018
Topic:
looking for event venue to hold 500 plus
Full-service in-house and outside catering for corporate events, business lunches catering, private events, and weddings catering services in Seattle. With over 6,000 square feet of meeting space, we can accommodate business and personal gatherings of any kind, with or without food, serviced by our union staff. Redplate Catering in Seattle provide all corporate and private events at affordable rates with quality service.