The holidays are a wonderful time to gather with friends and family, and celebrate the warmth of their company and the end of another great year. Unfortunately, sometimes hosting all those loved ones can make a party seem more stressful than it is fun. If you’d like to enjoy the festivities, this year, without all the panic that so often comes with hosting a party, consider renting a venue, instead. Not only can you find a site with a perfect setting for your whole crew, you don’t have to worry about anyone crashing on your couch, either.
How to Begin, And Why You Shouldn’t Wait
You should start your planning by determining approximately how many people will attend, that way you know how big of a space you’ll need. Then you can find venues that meet your special needs and are either close to the bulk of your guests, or some place centrally located. Choosing a venue with great scenery limits how much time or money you’ll need to spend decorating, and can make for a beautiful backdrop for family pictures, as well.
Now is a great time to book a venue for your holiday parties. While some weekends may already be filled, choosing a weeknight or Sunday afternoon could increase your chances of finding an opening that fits your schedule needs.
When choosing how long you’ll need to book the venue, be sure to include time for setup and cleanup, afterwards, especially if you plan to bring a lot of gifts (you know how giftwrap seems to multiply and scatter). Many venues offer cleaning services if you want to save yourself the time spent sweeping and folding chairs, etc. That way all you’ll need to do is load your loot into your car!