Family reunions are a great way to reconnect with relatives and catch up with each other’s lives. Planning an event for a large group of people, however, is easier said than done. At the end of the day, seeing your loved ones happy and together will make all your efforts worthwhile. Preparations can be overwhelming if it’s your first time being in charge of a get-together, but you can successfully pull it off by focusing on these key factors.
Select the Right Venue
Venues can be tricky. While it’s always a good idea to hold the party at a relative’s place, not everyone has a place that’s spacious enough to accommodate everyone comfortably. When deciding on a venue, choose one that’s easily accessible. Will elderly relatives in wheelchairs be coming? Are there any children in strollers? The location you choose should cater to the needs of the people who will be coming. Other factors that you should consider are the tone and theme of the event and the activities that you want to hold. Function venues in Sydney are perfect for indoor events that don’t include many physical activities. Meanwhile, parks are best for reunions with lots of small children, as they have ample room to roam around and play.
You also need to consider how long the reunion will be. Will it be overnight or an entire week? Most people who live far away probably won’t be willing to travel far to attend a one-day reunion so its best to choose a location that’s close to the majority of the family members.
Plan the Food
When deciding what food to serve for your party, it’s important to consider all your guests’ needs and preferences. This can be difficult, as a reunion has a varied mix of guests of all ages with different food preferences. Ensure that everyone can have something to enjoy by preparing a food list that caters to the various age groups and those with special dietary needs. Hiring caterers is a great way to save time and effort in food preparation but they also add to your expenses. If you’re on a budget, it’s best to look for family party venues that not only offer complete facilities and amenities but catering packages as well.
Whether you are coming together for a birthday party celebration, anniversary or a simple family reunion, Springfield House can help you celebrate the occasion in style. We have a professional team ready to provide personalised service to you and your guests. Our function venue is spacious enough to accommodate a large group of people without compromising comfort and aesthetics. We also offer delicious catering packages varying from two to three course sit down dinners for 160 guests to a glamorous cocktail party for 200 so you won’t have to worry about your guests’ preferences.
Interested in booking Springfield House as one of your family celebration venues? Get in touch with our team today and we’ll treat you to a guided tour of our lush grounds.