Last updated 7 months ago
The classic limousine is a popular way for couples to ride off into the sunset when their wedding day is done. But if you’d rather your guests wave you off with something a bit more unique, this video looks at eight amazing ways to make a grand exit:
1. Silly string
As long as you’re not too worried about getting messy, silly string is a cheeky and very fun alternative to confetti.
2. Ski lift
If you’re lucky enough to be tying the knot on a mountain top, hitch your ride off the slope on a ski lift.
3. Fancy Party Poppers
High-end party poppers with tinsel streamers are a spectacular way to end the day and will create a unique photo opportunity.
4. Private Helicopter
Sure it’s pricier than your standard limo, but checking out with your own private helicopter is the ultimate luxury.
5. Hot Air Balloon
Take to the skies with a hot air balloon. It’s a quieter and more romantic alternative to the chopper, but just as impressive.
6. Paper Airplanes
If confetti and streamers are a bit ho-hum, give your guests paper airplanes to throw as you make a sweet and quirky exit.
7. A Yacht
For a bit of old-school glamour, set sail from your waterside reception on a yacht. Guests will love gathering on the wharf to wave you bon voyage.
8. Ticker Tape
Rent a few confetti canons and load them with ticker tape for a celebrity-inspired exit that will end your day with a bang.
For a waterside wedding venue in Sydney that fits your vision of a perfect day, visit The Waterfront Function Centre in Sydney or contact them on (02) 9529 7276.
Last updated 6 months ago
Planning a corporate menu to fit a myriad of tastes, styles and venue requirements for your corporate event can spiral into menu madness. To pull off a truly successful program, start by asking yourself some of these key questions:
What’s your guest profile?
Since there’s no one size fits all menu, you’ll need to start with some basic demographic considerations in order to meet your guests’ needs. For example, the age of attendees; older guests could require milder food, whereas a younger crowd may be open to more exotic foods.
Then there’s professional background; high-end corporate functions will require a more polished menu structure, but guests from a creative, non-commercial industry may prefer more adventurous options. And most importantly, ask about any health or dietary requirements.
What’s the Setup?
Choose a room and seating arrangement that fits your event requirements. Consider how your guests will work, eat and mingle in the space, and allow for ample room to move around.
What are the Choices?
A crowd-pleasing menu is all about an abundance of choices. A general rule of thumb is to offer a choice of at least two (but ideally three) entrees, mains and desserts.
What’s in Season?
Look to the time of year when selecting your menu items. Not only is seasonal food cheaper, it’s fresher and tastier.
What’s the Schedule?
The length of your event can play a big part in determining your menu. For example a brief 30-minute event may only require finger food, whereas events over two hours are going to require some form of plated meal or buffet.
How Does it Look?
Presentation is key. This means choosing menu items that are colourful and visually appealing, as well as tableware that complements the food.
For a high impact corporate venue in Sydney, contact venue specialists The Waterfront Function Centre on (02) 9529 7276 or view their online corporate brochure.
Last updated 6 months ago
The right seating plan will ensure your guests have a great time. However it can be a challenge breaking down your guest list into a perfect seating combination that works with your wedding venue. To help with your reception seating chart, follow these simple steps.
Start with the names
Gather all of your RSVPs and response cards and do a final count of those people who will be attending the wedding. Order these into couples, families and children, as you’ll want to keep these groups together. Once you’ve written down all of your names and sorted them into groups, you can start making some decisions about placement.
Study your venue layout
Ask your venue for a layout of the room, as well as the recommended table and chair capacity. Then you can take some table and chair cut-outs and start working them into the layout. When doing this, try to think about the social mix on each table. This could mean grouping your single friends together, or combining families with children on certain tables; however, it’s also worth mixing tables with a balance of new and familiar faces to encourage mingling.
Make your table numbers and cards
Create appropriate table numbers and cards so that guests know where to sit on the day. You don’t need to give guests specific seats – sometimes just allocating a table is the perfect system, as guests can then choose their preferred seat.
Wedding venues Sans Souci
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Last updated 6 months ago
With the wedding reception venue and decorating out of the way, you now have plenty of free time to plan the perfect engagement celebration. Look to the following engagement ideas for inspiration:
1. Classic Cocktails
Sure, the cocktail party is the engagement party go-to, but it needn’t be a stuffy affair. Hire a bartender to prepare some snappy cocktails and throw a theme into the mix (favourite married celebrity couples anyone?) and you instantly have a simple, sexy cocktail party.
2. High Tea
An afternoon tea party is a sweet and sophisticated choice for an engagement party. Hire an opulent hotel room or set up a backyard marquee, and remember to use classy china and delicious treats.
3. Bowled Over
Put the formalities aside and go for an activity-based event that will get your guests mingling. Private parties at upscale bowling allies are a big trend, and what’s not to love about slipping on some daggy bowling shoes, clinking beer bottles and rolling some balls down the aisle?
4. Park Picnic
If your guest list is chock full of family and children, a casual picnic in the park is a great solution. Pre-book a space at your favourite gardens, break out some blankets, picnic baskets and a buffet lunch and your day is done.
5 – Casual Barbeque
If booking venues and caterers is too much to think about, go your own way with a casual backyard barbeque. Prerequisites are of course a good supply of meat, a sizzling hot plate and a bottomless bucket of beer.
Waterfront Wedding Reception Venues
Whatever your style, the engagement party is the perfect lead up to the big day. For information on planning a spectacular waterfront wedding, contact the Waterfront Function Centre on (02) 9529 7276.
Last updated 7 months ago
A great wedding car guarantees a grand entrance. The good news is this is one wedding reception detail your fiancé is likely to be interested in, so keep in mind the following tips when doing your research together.
Find the Right Fit
From sweeping into the venue, to slipping off into the sunset, your ride is going to make an impression on your guests. Put some thought into your choice of vehicle, and select one that dovetails nicely with your wedding theme. For vintage themed weddings consider classic car royalty such as a Rolls-Royce or Bentley. Or for a laid-back beach or waterfront wedding, maybe a sexy little convertible is the right match. And if it’s all about the party, take it up a notch with a karaoke bus.
Do the Numbers
When deciding on your wedding car, give some thought to the number of people in your bridal party, as well as the distance between the ceremony and the reception. If you have to move a lot of people considerable distances, a limousine or party bus can be just the ticket.
Plan Your Entrance
Okay so you’re planning on screaming in on a motorbike. But exactly how are you going to get off that baby in your slinky satin dress? Likewise for super-low rider cars – getting in and out can be a potential bridal boo-boo, so go for a car that’s going to guarantee a seamless entrance and exit.
Whichever car you settle on, enjoy the ride and make it one your guests will remember. If you’re looking for the perfect waterfront wedding venue for your special day, take a look at The Waterfront Function Centre in Sydney or call (02) 9529 7276.