Why functions are on the rise
LIKE all people across this big red land of ours, Ipswich residents love a good party.
Whether it’s a birthday, engagement or even a wedding, nothing is better than good times with friends over quality food.
These days, we are all time poor, so one thing that is growing in popularity is the hiring of a function room at a premises where you are free to just turn up and have fun.
It’s nice to have a party where you don’t have to wear yourself out cooking, serving and cleaning throughout and after the evening. Organising an event can be very stressful if you are not experienced at it. Sometimes the logistics of running an event or party can be the biggest hurdle. Holding a function at a venue takes that stress element away by having someone else organise all the details that most people don’t think about.
Having all the food prepared and served for you, setting up the space and cleaning the area afterwards are taken care of leaving you and all your guests to just enjoy the event.
Being organised is the key to having your function run smoothly, such as choosing menus and drinks that suit the style of function and the demographic of your guests. Do you want platters and small cocktail items or do you want to make sure your guests have a full meal? Are the majority of your guests big or small eaters?
This also comes into effect when choosing what kind of drinks to serve at the function. For example will most guests have a couple of wines or several heavy beers?
Quite often, people go for a bar tab, but that depends on your budget and the number of guests. Sometimes beverage packages or a standard cash bar for guests to buy their own can be more beneficial.
Depending on your personal budget you can allow an amount per head for food and drinks or you can pay for all guests’ food and have them pay for their own drinks.
That’s the beauty of using a venue…you have lots of options.