More and more of today's couples are choosing to end their wedding festivities not with the departure from the reception but with the morning-after goodbye brunch. But you probably don't want to plan another complicated shindig after planning and executing an entire wedding and reception.
One key choice that can turn this tradition into a fun afterparty rather than yet another big job? Use a restaurant banquet room for your event. Here are four key reasons why it's the only way to go.
1. They Do All the Cooking
You don't need to spend all your time during this final wedding event cooking, cleaning, and overseeing the brunch itself. Instead, work with a quality restaurant to provide their own menu. They can often make it as complex or as simple as you want and have the budget for. And they'll prepare the food, serve it, clean up, and accommodate the needs of diners.
2. They Do All the Setup
Along with providing the food and drinks for your gathering, the restaurant will also set-up and break-down the event space. You don't need to bring your own chairs and tables, rent serving ware, keep food warm, or haul wedding rentals to a new location. And because the staff is familiar with their own banquet space, they can do all the work in a fraction of the time amateurs would need.
3. They Can Adjust Easily
Restaurant staff are used to a busy, ever-changing environment. So they offer the flexibility and response you deserve. Did you invite extra people to the brunch during the reception? The staff will know the best way to expand to accommodate more diners. Want to bring along the leftover cake? They'll shift elements to make the right space to display it. You don't have to figure out solutions when problems arise and can instead enjoy a round of gossip with your besties.
4. They're Service Oriented
Your goal for this wedding afterparty should be to relax and have fun. So let a well-trained staff take care of everyone else. While any event space can provide rooms, only trained and experienced wait staff will give your party the time and attention you want them to receive. Staff will care for guests with dietary restrictions, provide quiet and seamless service, and keep everything neat and tidy.
Where to Learn More
Want to know more about how a banquet room can make your post-wedding brunch a fun afterparty instead of a burden? Start by meeting with restaurant staff and touring spaces available in your area today.