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WINE AND BEER TASTING
An oldie but a goodie: a day tour in the Swan Valley
is still a favourite for corporate Christmas parties
and social functions. Hire a bus and take your friends
on a culinary journey, stopping off at your choice of
wineries, breweries, and artisan stores. On a half-day
tour, we recommend three to four stops. For a list of
venues, go to scoopfunctionsandvenues.com.au .
Rooftop Movies (photography
Feral Brewing Company
(photography Jessica Shaver).
“The best time to book a function is at an
expo, when there are good discounts.”
– Carly Thorburn, banquet sales manager,
Pagoda Resort & Spa.
“Restroom accessibility is integral to
selecting an outdoor location.”
– Courtney Thomson, events manager,
Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa.
“With a destination wedding, you have
invited your guests to travel and it is
appropriate to arrange a pre-wedding
dinner or a post-wedding breakfast for them
to feel part of the festivities. Also look for
a variety of accommodation options.”
– Darren Cossill, general manager,
Novotel Ningaloo Resort.
Stonebarn (photography Amanda Alessi).
Perth city is any event planner’s ultimate playground.
Food adventure on foot Bar hopping
is nothing new, but we have to admit it’s much
more exciting with Perth’s bar-scene revival. Forget
party buses, you’ll find pockets of bars everywhere.
Call up venues in advance to organise a bar tab
and nibbles for guests, and stick to the itinerary, to
help out latecomers.
Unused spaces Empty warehouses and unused
buildings are peppered across the CBD. They can
provide a blank canvas, and a raw, industrial feel that
will make your event truly unique.
Rooftop refreshments It doesn’t get better
than drinks overlooking the city lights on a balmy
evening. There are plenty of bars to choose from –
but book in early so you don’t miss out.
Booking a venue
Choosing a venue to host your special occasion
is an exciting process, but don’t go in blind.
Write down a list of questions before you call
a venue, to iron out all the essentials.
First thing’s first – you need to have a date in
mind. Be flexible; venues can be fully booked
years in advance.
Ultimo Catering & Events.
Have an estimated number of guests, and
ask about the capacity of the space.
Is there enough parking, and can you fit
vendors in the site?
Do exclusive caterers have to be used,
and is there an additional cost for bringing
in third-party vendors?
Does the venue have its own wait staff?
Is there somewhere to store equipment
out of sight?
Are there restrictions on decorations?
Are there any events scheduled for the
same day? What time will you be able to
access the venue to set up?
Will you need to bring a generator?
What are the entry and exit points?
Is security needed?
What are the add-on costs?
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