Last updated 5 days ago
The kind of food you serve at your next event has a huge impact on the way your guests perceive your entire party. Use this guide to figure out how to plan an unforgettable menu for your next big event:
Choose a Meal Style
Before you start to choose your menu items, you should decide on the kind of menu that you want to have at your event. If you are planning a formal black-tie affair, you probably want to have a sit-down dinner where waiters will serve your guests. If you are looking to plan a more casual event, though, you can have a buffet and allow your guests to serve themselves. The kind of meal that you have will help you decide on the foods you should choose for your menu.
Plan on Something for Everyone
From food allergies to dietary choices, it can be difficult to plan a menu that can cater to everyone. Try to include some meat dishes, some vegetarian options, and plenty of side dishes so everyone can find something to eat. If you send out your invitations early enough, you have the option of making special accommodations for those guests who RSVP with specific food requests.
Try for Some Kind of Food Theme
Come up with a theme to connect your menu items to make it easier to make your final choices. Deciding on a theme like Italian or Indian helps you and your caterer narrow down your food selection and create a delicious and memorable menu for your special guests.
At The Glasshouses, we give you the option of using our in-house caterers or bringing in vendors of your own to ensure that your next event is everything you want it to be. With some of the best party spaces in New York City, we help you put together all the details of an impressive party atmosphere. To learn more about our event spaces in Chelsea, visit us online or call (212) 847-3813.
Last updated 10 days ago
Once you figure out all of the details for your next big event, you should start focusing on your invitations so your guests can make plans to come. Use the following tips to put together a beautiful invitation that is impossible to resist:
You should choose an invitation style that is aesthetically appealing and easy to read to inspire your guests to come to your event. Make sure to include all pertinent information about the party space, the time, and the date of the event. You should also add details about the dress code, whether or not you plan to serve food, and if the guests are supposed to bring gifts.
When you throw an event at The Glasshouses, you gain access to one of the most impressive event spaces in New York City. Our venue has everything you need to throw a party with anywhere from 25-150 guests. To learn more about our party spaces or to make your reservation, visit us online or call (212) 847-3813.
Last updated 12 days ago
Whether you are planning your wedding reception or a retirement party, it is important to compile a beverage menu that has something for everyone. Use the following tips to stock your bar in preparation for your next party:
It is always a good idea to have some basic alcohol options like wine and beer. If you are planning an extravagant event, you might want to opt for a bigger selection of wine and some specialty craft beers. You can also give your guests the option of ordering some fun cocktails that complement the food you are serving. Include some non-alcoholic options for people who do not feel like drinking.
No matter what kind of event you are planning, The Glasshouses serves as one of New York City’s premium party spaces. We have two event spaces that help you plan your next party. To learn more about our venue or to make a reservation for one of our party spaces, visit us online or call (212) 847-3813.
Last updated 17 days ago
Whether you are thinking of planning a holiday celebration or a wedding reception, putting together a cocktail party is a great foundation for any kind of gathering. Use this guide to come up with a fun and stylish cocktail party for your next big event:
Make Sure You Have Enough Food
Even if you are just planning to serve appetizers at your cocktail party, you have to make sure you have enough food for all of your guests. You should try to have at least eight hors d’oeuvres every hour for every guest. If you want to play it extra safe, add a few more hors d’oeuvres for each guest. You would rather end up with too much food than not enough.
Opt for Some Signature Drinks
Work with your caterers to come up with a few signature drinks that will really make your cocktail party unique. Try to choose a few creative names for the drinks that help you bring your party theme to life.
Choose Your Decorations
Once you find the ideal event space for your party, you should start to find decorations that help your party come to life. Whether you want to create a winter wonderland or to pay homage to old school Hollywood, your decorations can transform a regular party into a special themed event.
Hire Some Entertainment
After you have planned the basics for your party, you should think about the kind of entertainment you want for your guests. Consider hiring a live band that complements your party theme or a DJ who can play a mix of songs that keep the party going through the night.
If you want an elegant setting for your next cocktail party, choose The Glasshouses as your New York City event space. With stunning views of Manhattan and a clean, open party space, we make it to plan a party of any size. To learn more about our event spaces or to check on our availability, visit us online or call (212) 847-3813.
Last updated 19 days ago
After a lifetime of working, you deserve to celebrate your retirement. The Glasshouses offers one of the best event spaces in New York City for any kind of party. Use the following tips to plan a stylish retirement party that helps you celebrate your huge achievement:
Figure Out Who You Want to Invite
At The Glasshouses, we can accommodate anywhere from 25-150 people so you can throw the exact party that you want to celebrate your retirement. Before you start to make any plans for your party, you should create a list of people you want to invite so you have a general idea of the kind of party space that you need for your celebration.
Find the Perfect Venue
The right event space will enhance your party and make it easier to entertain your guests. Find a party space that can accommodate your entire guest list and offers a beautiful décor to complement your party decorations. Be sure that your event space will work with you to ensure that you have everything you need to set up your party and keep your guests well fed throughout the event.
Choose a Theme
Deciding on a theme for your party makes it much easier to decide on the kinds of decorations to use. Whether you want to go the traditional route of a roast or if you want to come up with a more unique idea, talk to the event space staff about incorporating your theme into your party décor.
Send Out Invitations
As soon as you know when and where you are having your party, you can start to compile invitations to tell people about your party. Include information about the time, locations, and date of the party. Let your guests know whether or not the event will be formal and if you plan to serve a full meal or just appetizers.
The Glasshouses provides one of the best party spaces in all of Manhattan. Our event rooms are open, clean, and give you an amazing view over the city. To learn more about our venues or availability, call (212) 847-3813.