Check out: 20 Secrets to a Fun Wedding Reception

Jazz Up Your First Dance

All eyes will be on you during your first dance, which means it's the perfect opportunity to shock your guests. Imagine starting with a slow dance to “At Last” and then suddenly switching to a fast, sexy Latin dance or a jazzy swing step. It'll totally throw your guests for a loop and set the tone for a lively dance party....

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The Perfect Setting

Villa Marcello is a storybook setting for celebrating life’s cherished moments. Whether a family reunion, religious event, holiday party, bridal shower, corporate summit or elegant wedding, Villa Marcello’s catering staff will make sure that your event is perfect. Special occasions at Villa Marcello create lifelong memories. So, let the festivities begin at Villa Marcello where we make each occasion utterly captivating. 


Villa Marcello's beautful chandelier located in the main dining room

Villa Marcello's beautful chandelier located in the main dining room

How to rent a Catering Hall

You may need to rent a banquet hall for a family reunion, an office part of your wedding anniversary reception- whatever the occasion, renting a banquet hall may seem difficult, especially for a first-timer. With the following tips however, acquiring a rental hall for your event will no longer be a stressful endeavour.

  1. Seek references and suggestions – Ask people that you know about their experience acquiring a banquet hall, and what they would recommend.
  2. Conduct research – If your friends and family could not recommend something, get information about the halls in your intended location by going online or to a telephone directory. Find out about different halls and their costs and services. Have a clear picture if what you are looking for, including the dates and times of your event, the number of people attending, space and sound requirements.
  3. Picture the event in your mind from the beginning to the end, covering all aspects form the entertainment and decoration to the food and seating of guests. This will give you a clear picture of your expectations and what you need from the banquet hall that you choose.
  4. Visit probable locations and halls to ensure that you will be getting what you are paying for. Make an appointment to visit the venue and speak to staff there to ensure that you have all bases covered. You can ask the hall’s sales person for references i.e. people that have used the venue in the past for similar events.
  5.   When you pick a hall to host your event, ensure that you have a signed and dated written contract that outlines the particulars of your agreement. Be sure to read it carefully and only sign if it is reasonable and agreeable.

With a well defined schedule and a clear visual image of your event, renting a banquet hall is a straightforward procedure. With a clear picture of what you require, it is much easier for other people to work towards making it happen. Give yourself enough time and resources to research and visit banquet halls, and you will successfully acquire a respectable venue at its deserved price.

 

The Holidays are approaching...

The leftover Halloween candy is dwindling, it's dark outside by 5 PM, stores are beginning to get extremely crowded-it's the Holiday Season! 

With Thanksgiving approaching, it is time to give some thought to your company holiday party. The VM team has put together a list of useful links that will help you figure out how to make everyone at your company happy this holiday season!

First things first, here are a few blog posts that have some solid advice before you commit to planning a holiday  or corporate holiday party:

 Corporate Event Party Planning Guide

 10 Ideas for Corporate Holiday Parties 

 

Want to get creative?

Why not throw a Casino Party?

 How about hiring professional entertainers?

 

And once you have the party planned, it's time to send out the invitations!

Here are some classy invitation ideas from tinyprints.com 

 

Of course, don't worry about the venue or the food-we've got you covered! 

 

 

Sweet 16 Ideas

Planning a sweet 16 is no party-that's why we here at Villa Marcello are constantly on the lookout for helpful websites, blogs, and articles that can help you put together the perfect event! 

 Here is an amazing list of Sweet 16 ideas on pinterest

 Here is a link to customizable invitations

 Here is a link to some great advice for a girl about to hit that special day

We hope that these links help when planning your Sweet 16-and of course that you consider our beautiful venue as well!

 

 

 

 

Join us tonight for NYE!!!!!

Celebrate 2014 right in Queens - join us in our newly renovated ballroom! 10-course full buffet & hors d'oeuvres - top shelf liquor and dancing and music all night long! $79.95 per person! Bring your friends - the real party is on Rockaway Blvd in Ozone Park!