Hosting a special event isn’t always easy. You have to juggle lots of different things at once. While securing a venue for the big day and coming up with a menu concept for food are certainly important factors to keep in mind, there are many more details to sort out. So when you’re looking for a restaurant to host your special event, look for these features.

Experience with Big Events

When a restaurant knows how to handle large parties for special events, the process becomes that much easier for everyone involved. When you simply choose the first restaurant you happen to come across, you take much more risk than you do when you choose a restaurant who knows what they’re doing. Without experience in hosting special events, the service provided by a restaurant can quickly turn south and ruin your event. Even if it takes a bit more time and planning, it’s well worth it in order to choose a restaurant who can accommodate your needs, however big or small.

Variety in Catering Packages

Choosing a great restaurant for your event also means choosing a restaurant who offers the right options for catering. As the food at your event provides an essential backbone, it’s critical to ensure that you’re getting the right catering packages to meet the needs of your special day. There’s no shortage of restaurants that offer catering for events. For example, were you aware of the fact that the global contract catering market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4% from 2016-2021? This data comes from a recent industry analysis conducted by Azoth Analytics. If this is any indication of the widespread popularity of catering businesses, then it becomes that much more important to select a restaurant that provides excellent catering options for your special event. By exploring your catering options with an experienced restaurant who has experience hosting large events, you give yourself the best chances of success.

Customizeable Menu Options

Of course when you’re hosting a special event the atmosphere and environment of the restaurant you end up choosing plays a huge role in the overall success of your big day. But this doesn’t mean you should prioritize these things while forgetting about the food. As a matter of fact, some people may even say that the menu you choose to use for your special event can make or break the day! This is why it’s always a good idea to choose restaurants that can work with you to come up with a menu that meets the needs of each and every person in attendance. It doesn’t hurt to work with the restaurant beforehand in order to establish what you would (and would not) want included in your menu. Discussing these fine details with plenty of time before the day of your event can help you and the restaurant be more prepared to deliver a truly exceptional dining experience once your special event rolls around.

At Bullwinkle’s Top Hat Bistro we offer a range of flexible catering options and menus that are here to help you make your next special event one to remember. Whether you’re looking to host a one of a kind holiday party or celebrate a long time employee’s retirement day, we’re here to help. We can’t wait to help you plan your next special event.