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How To Choose The Right Sweet 16 Party Venue

a girl in a purple skirt holding sweet 16 balloons for her birthday

Every young girl has a special moment that will last a lifetime. For any teen, her Sweet Sixteen will be one of the most memorable events of her childhood. 16 is the beginning of young adulthood, and with that, a fun party can make her celebration more meaningful in the coming of age. No doubt, the venue is the most important thing to consider when planning a sweet sixteen party. It lays the foundation for the whole event, but the planning process can be very stressful. Picking the perfect venue for your loved one’s special day can be a time-consuming task, but we have come up with tips to help ease the stress and help you choose the right sweet 16 party venue.

Guest List and Size of Venue Room

Once you establish a guest list and party size, you should make sure the venue room fits your guests perfectly. You never want to overcrowd a room where it ends up being a tight fit on the dance floor, but on the other hand, you don’t want it to appear too empty. There is always that happy medium, and event venues can help you figure out what the sweet spot number is. Establishing a final guest list is challenging. Not everyone can be invited. Make sure the birthday girl has a list of her must attends as well as an acquaintance list for backup.  Lastly, you have to make sure the venue is accommodating to all guest like handicap, elder, or any other guest that will require special accommodations, like an elevator.

Party Date and Booking in Advance

Once you establish your party size you need to make sure potential venues have dates around the actual birthday. Ideally, the party should fall on the Friday or Saturday before or after. Booking a venue far enough in advance can help you get that perfect date. However, be mindful of holidays and special events. As much as you want to cater to the birthday girl, extended family celebrating with you is very important. Booking 6-8 months or more in advance should be adequate to get your desired party date.

Theme and Decor

Each venue has a theme in itself, that’s why before venue searching you should establish your party theme. You wouldn’t want to pick a barn venue for an Old Hollywood theme. However, you should be flexible with theme ideas because a venue that goes along with your theme aesthetic may not be ideal in other aspects. An in-house event planner will help and guide you throughout the whole party planning process. From decorations to order of ceremonies and seating charts, they will be by your side from day one. This is very important so the party parents don’t have to worry about a thing the day of.

Venue Offerings

When you are talking with a potential venue, you should discuss what exactly they offer, from food, drinks, alcoholic beverages for of age family and friends, to decor. The venue and clients should be understanding of all packages and what is included. Cuisine is a main deciding factor of a venue. Go over the menu and make sure you’re aware what style of dining will be offered. Taste testing the food will provide you the full experience of what your guests will be served. Food is talked about for months after, and you want to provide your guests with a menu that is both child and adult friendly. The sweet sixteen should be enjoyable for parents too, that is why you should make sure everyone is on the same page so that the party will be a breeze.

Sweet Sixteen Venues in New Jersey

Planning a sweet 16 is not always easy. That’s why you should let Brooklake Country Club throw your birthday girl a party she will never forget. Our pristine banquet hall offers all the customizable amenities you could ever want for any party. Brooklake’s own event planner will help ease all the sweet 16 party jitters. We host only one event at a time, so you are sure to get the most out of your experience. Located only 45 minutes out of New York City, Brooklake Country Club is your ideal party venue. To learn more, contact us by calling (973)-377-2235 today.

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