How to Decide Between a Host Bar and an Open Bar

Host bar versus open bar – have you ever wondered what the difference is between these two arrangements? Hotel event managers actually get this question a lot, so I...

3 Things to Consider When Finding the Perfect Venue

So you have narrowed down all the hotels that meet your selection criteria to two or three destinations and are ready to send out RFPs … all 125 of them, right? Before filling out your RFP to hotels and venues that will not meet your requirements, do your homework to save time for both you


10 Terrific Themes for Corporate Events

Whether you’re planning business meetings, brainstorming sessions, galas, or team building, the right theme will set the tone for corporate events. Themes can also be instrumental in conveying complex information during presentations, conferences and training and development programs. Use your theme to drive decisions about venues, menu selections, messaging, graphics, music, and entertainment. Here are


10 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Conference Venue

When you’re busy scouting for a conference location that meets all your criteria, it’s easy to get caught up in minor details and overlook something critical for your meeting’s success. Especially if this is a new conference for your company or you’re not entirely familiar with venue sourcing, it’s important to move forward with a


Choose the Best Service Style for Your Next Event

When you plan an event there are many bases to be covered. One important base you shouldn’t fret over is how to serve your food to attendees. There are many different ways to actually go about this, so let’s break it down, so you can decide which is the best choice for your next event.


Just What Is French Service, Anyway?

You may have seen waiters sailing towards tables, holding silver platters aloft. More importantly for you as a planner, you may have been charged for it on your master account. Professional waiters are adept at several service styles; the most popular is called “French.” But there is some confusion on just what French service is.