The first step toward planning A Soiree To Remember is hosting a great event at a restaurant is to start planning early, especially as we get into the holiday season and the best dates get snapped up. Start with a few restaurants you really like, recommendations from friends and restaurant reviews. Speak to the managers of these establishments about renting a room — or the whole place, depending on the size of your party. Discuss the menu, the drinks and payment packages, including gratuities. Ask if they offer a prix fixe menu and if it includes wine, beer, sparkling and still water. Can you bring your own cake? If yes, do they charge a “cake fee” or a “cutting fee”? Create and sign a contract for the services, and be prepared to pay a deposit. Arrive early the day of the party and decorate if allowed and/or desired. Now it’s time to mingle with your friends, enjoy good food and beverages and have a terrific time. Afterwards, pay the manager the remaining balance, and tip like you just won the lottery — it’s a surefire way to ensure you’re welcomed back with open arms for your next special occasion!
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