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Choosing an Event Venue for Your Holiday Party

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Holiday parties are essential for building lasting relationships with families, friends, and colleagues. They’re also great to meet new people and learn more about them! The party should be at a location that encourages socialization and sharing while radiating fun times.


Choosing the right venue that matches the holiday and the corporate event theme is essential in creating positive impressions that will charm your guests. Also, the type of venue chosen will determine the event outcome, whether it is a success or not. You may be curious about what to consider when choosing a venue for your event.


Here are some considerations that Banquets of Minnesota recommends you consider when choosing a venue. 



Factors that are key in choosing an event venue

Having an elegant venue for your corporate holiday event isn’t the only important aspect of ensuring the party is worth remembering. To ensure your guests have an enjoyable time at the event, these factors are also important to consider:



Location and Parking

The event location should be easily accessible and include ample parking options. If available, have a secure parking valet to influence positive attendance. You do not want to hold a party in a location with little to no parking spaces that will inconvenience your guests. The parking space should be ample to accommodate the available vehicles and should be accessible on your event date.


Asking the venue about location and parking availability will help you plan for an event, including reserving nearby parking lots if needed.



Catering Services

The venue should have catering facilities and services to ensure guests have ample food. The venue provider should be able to partner with food vendors in case they do not have a kitchen to serve their guests. Excellent catering services will make the event merrier as guests eat and celebrate to their satisfaction. Considering the costs of food in the location is also crucial in budgeting. At Banquets of Minnesota, our chefs work in our fully equipped on-site kitchen, so your food is served hot and fresh every time. 




Venue capacity is an essential consideration to ensure comfort for all your guests. You need to know the room capacity for the chosen venue and determine if it is sufficient to accommodate all your guests. You want a space that feels cavernous, that won’t feel like everyone is crammed into or on the opposite spectrum.



Let the Venue Help You

The chosen venue should showcase its value by making everyone excited to attend the party. The venue manager should be able to work with you to decide on services, including customizing the space to match the specifications and needs of your event.


The venue can also help by providing a preferred vendor list for entertainment to spice up the whole experience and create a positive vibe. Guests can also look forward to an appealing ambiance that will excite their moods.



Why you should Choose Banquets of Minnesota for your holiday events

When looking for a favorite holiday event venue that will give your guests the best time of their lives, Banquets of Minnesota should be your ultimate choice. At Banquets of Minnesota, we understand how important your party is to you, and that is why we go out of our way to offer excellence in service and our offerings.


We have two stunning ballrooms to choose from, the Vivian Ballroom and Grand Olympian Ballroom, that are bound to accommodate all your guests. The Vivian Ballroom can accommodate up to 200 guests, perfect for a mid-size soirée. This room boasts permanent drapery and lighting, which creates the perfect ambiance for your holiday party. The Grand Olympian ballroom is just that, grand! This space can accommodate up to 450 guests. Both ballrooms include a pre-function lobby area for guests to mingle before or during your event. 


We offer various services at the venue, including catering by our professional in-house chefs, as well as beverage catering services. We work alongside you to create a custom menu that will please all your guests.


Banquets of Minnesota is located in a strategic and accessible location off Highway 65, near Minneapolis and St. Paul. With our convenient location and ample parking, your guests will be pleased.


Contact us today, and let us help you plan the perfect holiday party experience for your guests.