It is so easy to overlook the need for an adequate amount of experienced, intuitive service staff, but it truly can make or break an event. We have been partying week after week for a long time now and we know how many people are required to make an event run smoothly, we recommend even more when your goal is a flawless event.
ResourcesWhat you need to know when hosting an event!
Determining your event needs can be tricky. How many staff do you need? There are many components: Your guest count, how your food will be served, what sort of drinks are being served and by whom, when your guests arrive, how long it will take to re-set the space so that your deposit is secure or so that your home is restored to your satisfaction? These are all things we consider as we make recommendations.
Whether you are hosting a fundraiser, holding court at your spring garden party, or welcoming guests at your rehearsal dinner, your focus should be connecting with your guests. Let our staff help create the bubble to keep you afloat and circulating with the very important people at your event. When you have made the necessary party preparations and entrusted your event to a few good staff you should be able to work the room without worrying about the details.
Our best advice: Choose carefully what you plan to DIY. Planning a large scale event is hard. There are so many pieces that have to come together, and all the the same time. Be selective with which ones you choose to take on! Decorating and favors are so much more fun and rewarding way to put your personal stamp on a wedding.
Building a good support team for your event is like self-care for the organizer. You have worked hard. A lot of care and organization has gone into planning your event. Make sure that when the rubber meets the road, you have a good team that is ready to take the reins. Before the party you should not be racing around. Rather, you should feel as though you can pour yourself a glass of wine, toast your loyal volunteers, and remind the director of your important donor’s new project.
For some events, the host does not want their guests to feel as though tipping is obligatory. Two great examples: Weddings, particularly destination weddings, & Fundraisers.
Batch Cocktails Make for Breezy Service Many couples are embracing the Batch Cocktail. Since they are pre-mixed at the beginning of the evening, they are easy to serve, even if we stop to garnish. They offer a consistent level of alcohol which makes it easier to offer responsible service. Batch Cocktails are great ways to […]
Why do I need Kitchen Support Staff if the food is already prepared? When we send catering staff to an event, our goal is to provide a well balanced blend of talents. Therefore, we generally send one captain, one kitchen support team member, and additional waiters to each event. We find teams work best when […]
Co-Creating a Covid Safe Environment for Your Guests and Staff Of course you are wondering how covid will affect your WNC wedding plans. As we look to reopening, we have one big question. What are the best practices to keep our staff, our clients and their guests safe? As a business we are basing our […]