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September 25, 2017
Topic:
Wedding Centerpieces

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krist2263084 wrote:
Hkemp143243 wrote:
I was thinking of putting some flowers in a vase with crystals in the bottom and votives around the base, then some rose petals. too. What do you think?

That one will be awesome. I like the idea. Simple and cute. Also budget friendly.




Definitely budget friendly! Another great idea is using Mason Jars to hold flowers with stones as a base... you can spray paint the stones or keep them natural.
September 25, 2017
Topic:
Just looking for cheap but classy not tacky wedding favours any ideas

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event1623945 wrote:
Best Wedding Favours
This past year a couple made CDs of the their music and they put custom labels on the CD jacket with information about their wedding. These were awesome favours and a real keepsake.
Cheers,
Anchorage, Alaska 99518



This is such a cute idea! Love it!
September 25, 2017
Topic:
Looking for a venue for a Fundraiser Vendor Fair

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Hello! We would definitely encourage you to browse our Concord, NC page for nearby venues: https://www.eventective.com/concord-nc/meeting-venues/

Possibly consider the Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation or the The Carole Hoefener Center. For Concord proper, we would recommend: Hampton Inn & Suites Concord/Charlotte or The Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Thanks!
September 25, 2017
Topic:
Wedding Cakes

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I wish I had done two tastings before deciding on my caterer. I went to one and chose them because they tasted good, but the company itself was not. They got our order wrong and ended up bringing the wrong flavors to our wedding. The cupcakes we had purchased were around $500.00 and I should have gone with someone who charged a bit more and who would have put a personal touch into the design and into what we wanted.
September 25, 2017
Topic:
50th birthday - 50-60 people - need location

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I am looking for a location for a 50th birthday party, 50-60 people, that will have the doorways and allow me to bring in a photo booth and large video game or two.

Thanks!




Were you able to find a venue for your party?
September 25, 2017
Topic:
Wedding Venue for a Wedding for 50.

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Sorry to hear the Blue Heron was already booked! Have you already checked out some of these venues in the area?
https://www.eventective.com/cold-spring-mn/wedding-venues/?f=2787115
September 25, 2017
Topic:
Wedding Venues, any suggestions

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Have you searched any of these venues yet? https://www.eventective.com/williston-vt/wedding-venues/
September 25, 2017
Topic:
COOL LGBT officiants for our wedding in September

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We would recommend Colleen Good: https://www.eventective.com/cincinnati-oh/colleen-good-wedding-celebrant-595970.html
September 25, 2017
Topic:
eloping

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jenni2433644 wrote:
Any good ideas for eloping on a budget to Englewood Beach? I'm out of state and just not sure where to start.




There is an officiant in Englewood Beach that offers affordable elopement packages if you want to check her out:
http://sarasotaweddingideas.com/blog/elopement-packages-no-planning-needed/

September 25, 2017
Topic:
Can anyone suggest an affordable mountain venue?

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eatdr2432062 wrote:
Hi all! We are looking for a space for our wedding reception in the summer of 2018 to fit about 150 people. Oh my, I have had a heck of a time finding something that is reasonably priced (venue feed, food, & beverage), or will allow us to supply our own food & beverage. Is there such a thing in Canmore/Banff? Or am I searching for a unicorn? Haha! Thanks in advance for sharing your suggestions!




I highly recommend the Pyramid Lake Resort:
https://www.eventective.com/jasper-ab/pyramid-lake-resort-213168.html
September 25, 2017
Topic:
Wedding renewal

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terri2411561 wrote:
I am trying to plan a vowel renewal on the beach in Camp Ellis and have no idea where to start. Anyone with information would be greatly appreciated.




We would recommend reaching out to officiants in your area to see if one could preform your renewal:
https://www.eventective.com/old-orchard-beach-me/officiants.html
September 25, 2017
Topic:
Requesting a location for a low budget

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marle2385811 wrote:
I am looking for a venue for my wedding within 25 miles of fort pierce, Florida. I want to get married in October or November of 2018. I need a venue that offers ceremony and reception in the same location. I will have around 100 guest. I am looking for a place that has some form of water such as on the ocean or water inlet. I would also like this venue to allow me to higher my own outside vender for cake/ food if i wish too. No hotels please. Please contact me if interested.




We would recommend the River Walk Center as they provide their kitchen for your use to bring in a caterer:
https://www.eventective.com/fort-pierce-fl/river-walk-center-560491.html
September 25, 2017
Topic:
Making Magic Happen on a Budget!!

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mrcru2269518 wrote:
Hi there! I'm in the Atlanta,GA area and we got engaged on New Year's. We've got some serious sticker shock with the prices that the venues sites are trying to charge. Our budget is $5,500 for 60 guests and we are open to all options. We can do all the decorations and my dress is going to be a gift from a guest. Any help would be amazing!!

Thank you




Were you able to find a venue to work within your budget? If so, where did you go and what did you do to keep your cost down?
September 25, 2017
Topic:
Wichita, KS area for Wedding 07/07/18

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I would recommend the local Garden Inn and Suites if you have not found a venue already:
https://www.eventective.com/wichita-ks/


If they are booked, try Amazing Banquets:
https://www.eventective.com/wichita-ks/amazing-banquets-venue-651089.html
September 25, 2017
Topic:
barn / country wedding in July 2018

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willi2133660 wrote:
I am looking for a Barn/Country style wedding venue for July next year in the stratford/Shakespear/St. Jacobs areas small wedding, aprox 70 people. thnx in advance!




If you are still looking for a venue, we would recommend the following:

Willow Creek Barn:
https://www.eventective.com/ailsa-craig-on/willow-creek-barn-events-663067.html


Conestogo River Horseback Adventures

https://www.eventective.com/waterloo-on/conestogo-river-horseback-adventures-664569.html
September 27, 2017
Topic:
Choosing a Wedding Venue

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jches1649214 wrote:
As a wedding venue, sometimes we are not able to accommodate a bride's request, or size of the reception, when this happens we always make sure to point a bride in the right direction to a facility that fits her or his need.

A few tips we have picked up over the years......
1. Make sure the facility works for the size of your party. If the facility recommends no more than 150 people, and you have a party of 200, they may not be right for you. Otherwise, you might end up without a dance floor, or the tables may be cramped.


2. Read the contract BEFORE you sign. We have had many brides come to us after they have signed a contract with another facility, only to find that they were not upfront or honest about what the contract really states.

3. Check to make sure the facility allows certain decorations, do not assume candle flames, sparklers, tape or tacks are ok.

4. Check your payment deadline. Most facilities will have SOME leeway on the amount of time they give you to pay for your rental, but there is a cut-off date, and we have seen brides searching for a last-minute facility due to payment deadlines with another facility.

What are some of your tips for other brides or party goers looking for a venue?




Here are some great tips for planning a party and finding out which venue would work best with your theme: https://blog.eventective.com/party-planning-101/
September 29, 2017
Topic:
Prom

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mlarochelle
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When are you planning to hold the prom? I would reach out to some of the venues and hotels in your area:
https://www.eventective.com/augusta-ga/party-event-venues/
October 2, 2017
Topic:
Need Facility for School musical

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Looking for a facility that will rent to a not-for-profit school group. We need a space with a stage and seating for at least 300. This will be for the school's musical production on March 23 and March 24, 2018. Looking to rent in the North Charlotte/ Huntersville/University City area.

Thanks!




I would try reaching out to Hood Center and to the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts:
https://www.eventective.com/rock-hill-sc/

https://www.eventective.com/charlotte-nc/north-carolina-blumenthal-performing-arts-644431.html
October 2, 2017
Topic:
Fall Party Ideas

mlarochelle
mlarochelle
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Happy Fall everyone! Do you all have some fun fall party ideas that you would like to share?

I found a fun one on Pinterest that I may use for our upcoming party. Smore Cupcakes:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/502432902162527341/
October 2, 2017
Topic:
Real Wedding Feature

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mlarochelle
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Hello there! Eventective is looking for some real wedding stories to feature. If you recently just got married (congratulations!), please feel free to share the details of your special day. To be considered for a feature on the site, please tell us:

1.) How you two love birds met
2.) Where you got married (venue and location)
3.) Who the vendors were you worked with (Photographer, DJs, Caterer, etc)
4.) What your favorite part of planning was
5.) What your favorite wedding day memory was
6.) Lastly, please share some photos with us!

If you would prefer to email your wedding stories and photos to us, please email marketing at: mlarochelle@eventective.com


We can't wait to hear from you!
October 3, 2017
Topic:
Corporate Holiday Parties

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mlarochelle
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Anyone have any good ideas for upcoming holiday parties? Traditionally we have held a holiday party in December where we all exchanged gifts doing a form of Secret Santa. Looking for some new options this year!
October 3, 2017
Topic:
13th Birthday

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mlarochelle
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Last minute idea to have birthday party for the entire class. Guest list will consist of 80 seventh graders. No idea where to begin. Any ideas appreciated. :-)



If you are looking for a place to hold the event, I would start there. Feel free to take a look at some places in your area:
https://www.eventective.com/baton-rouge-la/party-event-venues/

Here are some tips that may be helpful for you when planning the party:
https://blog.eventective.com/party-planning-101/

Have a fun party!
October 6, 2017
Topic:
Eventective Wedding Facebook Group

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Please feel free to join in on the discussion on our Eventective Weddings Group (You must be signed into Facebook to see this page)! We created this to discuss wedding trends, tips, and all things wedding! #eventectiveweddings
October 11, 2017
Topic:
Rehearsal Dinner

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I am looking for a cool venue for a rehearsal dinner. It is a large group (over 100) so we are thinking of doing pizza and wings. The church is Saint James Catholic Cathedral215 N Orange Ave.




Check out the Gallery J!
October 11, 2017
Topic:
90th Birthday Party Venue near Sacramento, Califor

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We're planning a '90 years young' birthday party for my father-in-law in April of 2018. He lives in Cameron Park and we want something closer to Sacramento because many family and friends will be flying in for the party. We are looking at hotels, halls, and wineries. Any suggestions?


Try reaching out to the Blue Prynt Restaurant & Bar or to the Ridge Golf Club and Event Center.
October 11, 2017
Topic:
Baby's 1st Birthday!

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Hello!

Looking for a venue place for my little boy's first birthday. Ideally would love to have a venue that has activities included.

Attendees: under 50




If you have not found a place yet for your event, please check out some party venues near you by clicking here.
October 16, 2017
Topic:
Forum Discussions About Eventective

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AuburnCulver wrote:
I have selected my venue. However, I am not sure about what I should do now.




Hello there! Have you already reached out to any vendors for your event? If you are in need of a caterer or DJ in your area, please insert your city on our homepage and choose from different vendors to reach out to: https://www.eventective.com/
October 16, 2017
Topic:
Country Wedding Inspiration

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What are items needed for a country wedding? Cowboy boots and burlap are a few... but what else makes up a country wedding?
October 19, 2017
Topic:
HELP! Destin, FL Wedding- November 2018

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miche2535604 wrote:
Hi! Just wondering if anyone has suggestions for great, cost effective vendors for a November 2018 wedding! We have already booked our house; it's across the street from the beach where the ceremony will be, and the backyard will serve as the reception venue over looking the lake. We have approximately a $6000-$7,000 budget (including taxes, not including tips) left over for the ceremony, reception and coordination of both for 60 guests total. I have looked into all-inclusive companies around Destin, FL and it seems they all fall in the $10,000-$12,000 range for 60 guests, which is impossible for us if we want to have a honeymoon.
Some things we are looking for that need to fall in that range:

-Photography/Videography
-Ceremony w/ everything (officiant, chairs, arbor, music, coordinator, beach set up/break down, etc)
-Reception w/ everything (catering (laid back style like buffet or stations), tables, chairs, additional lighting, cake, cake cutting, possibly bartenders (can do self-serve if necessary), DJ/Master of Ceremonies, coordinator)
*We are supplying our own alcohol and center pieces for the tables as well*

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!!


Thanks in advance!
Michele smile




Hi MIchele,

Have you looked into the Event Room yet? I know their rental fee for the overall room for a wedding is around $1700 for up to 130 guests... I do not think they have vendors included in their package, but they may work with local DJs and Photographers. They do offer catering from $15- $25 per person. Here is a link to their listing: https://www.eventective.com/fort-walton-beach-fl/the-event-room-llc-587540.html
October 19, 2017
Topic:
Reunion for retired nurses

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karen2538897 wrote:
Planning a reunion for some wonderful retired (and some not yet retired) nurses who have given so much to their community and patients and now want to enjoy a few days out of cold New York in our beautiful Charleston area in January! I've had the privilege to move here a few years ago, and now want to help get my former coworkers back together for some fun! I've been able to get hotel by Market Street and now need to find a venue with food for the Saturday evening or night social at a reasonable price per person. It will be on Saturday, January 20, 2018 and I'd like it to be within walking distance of Market Street. Looking for any suggestions and/or help in getting a venue. Any ideas as to where is best? THANK you for any help! -K





Hi Karen,

I don't know how formal you are looking to go or not, but Prohibition in Charleston is about a 14 minute walk from Market street. They have dining space for up to 100 people and have a great menu and a fun event space.
October 30, 2017
Topic:
My Listing Doesn't Come Up on Search?

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info2552788 wrote:
Hello!

Brand new to Eventective. I'm just using the free listing to try this out before committing further.

If I search for a venue, using parameters that should bring up my listing, my listing does not show up! I also have added information and
venue type" but cannot figure out how to update event type for this location eg; wedding, business convention, and so on.

Thank you in advance for your help!




Hello! What is the name of your listing? If you have a free account on Eventective, then you will only show up on your hometown city page in the category you created your listing under.
November 1, 2017
Topic:
Rent a Hall, Space or Room for Birthday Party!

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Hall for about 175 people it’s a 50th birthday party



Check out some of these party spaces: https://www.eventective.com/victorville-ca/party-event-venues/
November 1, 2017
Topic:
Weddings on a budget

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crazy1274533 wrote:
Looking for venues in Orlando fl area that won't break the bank


Have you checked out the Ramada Suites Orlando? Their rentals seem to start around $350/day.
November 1, 2017
Topic:
Sweet Sixteen on a budget

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chleb2491714 wrote:
Need some ideas for a Sweet Sixteen on a budget.Need an affordable but elegant hall in Katy area.



Hi, have you tried submitting a request out to the venues in your area? Here is a list of them:
https://www.eventective.com/katy-tx/party-event-venues/
November 17, 2017
Topic:
Rent a Hall, Space or Room for Birthday Party!

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cammi2583493 wrote:
I need a Hall for 40 people .. pastor party anniversay




Have you checked out the Amsden Event Center? Or if it's a smaller event, Hampton Inn Beaumont?
November 17, 2017
Topic:
Venue for Graduation Party - San Antonio, Texas

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Please feel free to reach out to these venues in your area:
https://www.eventective.com/san-antonio-tx/party-event-venues/
November 30, 2017
Topic:
Holiday Family Party

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mlarochelle
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Have you checked out Florian Park Conference & Event Center? Feel free to reach out to them by clicking here.
December 18, 2017
Topic:
Rent a Hall, Space or Room for Birthday Party!

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mlarochelle
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need a place for my 13th bday party. 79 people coming. newburgh or Evansville Indiana.. any suggestions?




Hi there! Have you check out the Metro Sports Center or the AMF Arc Lanes?
January 8, 2018
Topic:
How to speak to someone at Eventective?

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djmic2262018 wrote:
I purchased a lead but unfortunately I am not available on that date and need a refund for the lead.
Please let me know if this is possible.




Thank you for contacting us. Please see the following instructions on refunding a lead by clicking here. If you need additional assistance, please call 207-253-1653 and ask to speak with your account manager.
January 8, 2018
Topic:
I Need A baby shower location!

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steve2644168 wrote:
I am having a baby shower in Boynton Beach Florida I looked everywhere I cannot find a place please anyone , I’ll pay I just need a place thk you so much




Hi Steve- Have you reached out to the Inn a Boynton Beach yet? They host showers:
https://www.eventective.com/boynton-beach-fl/the-inn-at-boynton-beach-2126.html
January 8, 2018
Topic:
Question

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Hello there! Many users like to go to our Facebook page to share a lot of their thoughts or they like to contact us directyl to discuss. However, here are some of our most recent discussions that are going on in the forums:
https://www.eventective.com/forum/recenttopics.aspx
January 8, 2018
Topic:
12-Month Conference Planning Guide

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Not all events are created equal—that’s something you’ll hear us say again and again. What’s one of the things that will set your event apart? Adequate planning is the key! Give your speakers, vendors, and guests ample lead time to save the date, and give yourself plenty of lead time so you’re not rushing with last-minute details.


Read the full post by clicking here.
February 12, 2018
Topic:
How to speak to someone at Eventective?

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info444115 wrote:
How to I delete my profile? I don't want or need a profile with eventective any longer!


Hi - what is the name of your account?
February 15, 2018
Topic:
hall or center

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miran2710792 wrote:
I am looking for a hall or center on a limited budget. I plan on providing my on food/caterers and decorations. It is for my daughter's Sweet 16 next year. Most places are "all inclusive" which is way out of my budget. Does anyone know of any affordable venues that will let the customer provide their own party foods and decor? I am looking anywhere in San Jose, CA.




Have you checked out any of the venues in your area? Maybe send them a message asking for menus and pricing:
https://www.eventective.com/san-jose-ca/party-event-venues/
March 8, 2018
Topic:
Sweet 16 in Jersey City, NJ

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mlarochelle
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Have you checked out the venue: You're Cordially Invited in Maplewood? Not sure what your budget is, but you can view their packages here: https://www.eventective.com/maplewood-nj/you-re-cordially-invited-681093.html
March 26, 2018
Topic:
Need a venue for a birthday party Houston tx

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mlarochelle
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I’m looking for something indoor or outdoor. Budget less than $450, for November. Party theme is tea party for mom.




Have you reached out to some of the smaller hotels or restaurants in your area? I am not sure how many people you are planning to invite, but I would check out the Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen for a lunch-time event: https://www.eventective.com/houston-tx/pappadeaux-seafood-kitchen-117460.html
April 6, 2018
Topic:
Non Responsive Planners

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vjevi2200605 wrote:
winst394119 wrote:
Has anyone else had problems with planners not responding to e-mails or phone calls? Or is it just me?



I have that problem too, I hope these are not BOTS. I call and leave a message. No return phone call. I message and no response.
Eventective better start handing out credit for these lousy leads!




Hi vjevi2200605],

I can assure you that our planners are not bots and are real people planning events. Sometimes planners may be overwhelmed with the amount of response they are getting and are selectively responding back to businesses. In our research we found that it takes 4-5 "touches" (calls and emails) to a potential client to reach them. If you respond by calling the client within 24 hours, you are 10 times more likely to hear back from them.

Also, please keep in mind that if you are signed up for Basic Advertising with Eventective, you are allowed to refund any unresponsive leads that you buy.

Hope this helps.
April 9, 2018
Topic:
Party Room Rental

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susie2786235 wrote:
Hi Im looking for a nice modern room to have a senior graduation party for about 6hours. Let me know if you can assist. Thank You



Hi Susie,

Where are you looking for the hall? Do you have a city or general location in mind?
April 9, 2018
Topic:
BABY SHOWER; NEED A PLACE !

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mlarochelle
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I need a place that's cheap for a baby shower on May 19 so can you please help me




Have you considered a little bit out of the city in Silver Spring? There is a venue called Fire Station 1 and they have a space for parties and showers. You can view their information here.

There is also, Kelsey's Restaurant and Catering, in Ellicott City. View their listing here.

Hope this helps!
April 19, 2018
Topic:
BABYSHOWER

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mlarochelle
Administrator
Have you tried submitting a request to venues in your area here: https://www.eventective.com/tucson-az/party-event-venues/
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