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    Organizing a Fundraising Dinner

    Last updated 4 hours 47 minutes ago

    Planning fundraisers can be tricky because you’re spending money in an attempt to convince people to give even more money. To pull one off successfully, you’ll need to be creative and resourceful with everything from the activities to the location of your large event venue.

    Try to determine how large the event will be so that your venue is able to accommodate all attendees, but at the same time is not so large that it seems empty. Plan and discuss your budget, theme ideas, and how you’ll promote the event to potential contributors. Don’t be afraid to confer with someone more experienced or a professional if you need help.

    If you’re looking for an excellent large event venue or catering services for your fundraising dinner in the Maryland or DC areas, contact us at Martin’s Caterers. Visit us online or call (410) 846-1543 to learn more about how we can help.

    How to Give a Memorable Wedding Toast

    Last updated 5 days ago

    Most of us have seen more than one romantic comedy that features a wedding toast. Depending on the scene, it can be either the definition of an excellent toast or a firm example of what not to do. If you’ve been chosen to give a toast at a wedding, and you want to avoid any embarrassing blunders for yourself and the bride and groom, you’ll want to check out this video.

    As you’ll see, it’s important to let guests know who you are and how you know the couple, but the focus of the toast should be about the couple and wishing them well. Humor is usually fine and acceptable, but be sure it’s also appropriate.

    If you or someone you know is getting married and looking for a beautiful wedding reception venue or catering service in the Maryland or DC areas, contact us at Martin’s Caterers. Visit us online or call (410) 846-1543 today.

    Wedding Congratulations to All of Our Beautiful November Couples!

    Last updated 13 days ago

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    Tips for Planning a Corporate Event

    Last updated 13 days ago

    Corporate events are large affairs, even from the beginning stages. It takes a great deal of time, organization, and effort to pull one off successfully, but when everything comes together it can be a truly rewarding experience. From choosing your corporate event venue to planning out your menu, here are a few tips to help you get is done flawlessly:

    Know Your Budget

    The powers that be may grant you authority to spend whatever you need to, or they may give you a set dollar amount to work within. Either way, you’ll need to have a relatively good idea of how much you’ll be spending before you go any further in the process.

    Establish a Theme

    Corporate events without a theme are just boring and stiff. It doesn’t have to be over the top, but it can be depending on the purpose of the event. Your theme will determine everything from your corporate event venue to the decorations to the food served, so choose something that you can work with easily.

    Book a Venue and Caterer as Early as Possible

    Very few venues and caterers reserve their facilities and services exclusively for corporate gatherings; it’s important to understand that you may be competing with wedding parties, trade shows, or even family reunions for space and time. If you know of one particular large event venue that would be perfect for your company, call and book it as soon as you can to ensure you have it when the time comes. Make it easy on yourself by choosing a venue that also offers catering, or vice versa.

    Write it all Down

    Make a to-do list of what needs to be done when. Include everything from purchasing decorations to sending out invitations to sending the caterer a check. It’s incredibly helpful if you can recruit a few people to help you accomplish different tasks.

    At Martin’s Caterers, we have your venue and menu covered when it comes to your corporate event. Just visit us online or call (410) 846-1543 to discuss the date and time you need in the DC, Baltimore, and surrounding Maryland areas. 

    Choosing the Right Type of Wedding Reception for You

    Last updated 17 days ago

    Wedding receptions come in all sizes and types, so settling on a theme or venue for yours can prove to be a bit challenging. Don’t worry, though—we have a few tips to help you decide which type of reception fits your idea of a dream wedding day and fits into your budget.

    Determine Your Ideal Time of Day

    There is no set rule that you have to get married at a certain time of day, so don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Weddings that take place very early in the morning can get away with a nice breakfast or brunch reception that is virtually guaranteed to be less expensive than an evening meal. Lunch receptions are also nice and lend themselves to inexpensive, light food selections. If you want to serve adult beverages or have an open bar, it’s probably best to stick to an evening reception and meal, but this may cost more.

    Decide on an Atmosphere

    While it’s certainly possible to blend completely different themes and styles, it’s usually easier to stick with one main idea. This idea determines your atmosphere and will play a huge role in the wedding reception venue that you choose. For example, it’s probably not a good idea to attempt to have a country bar-style, peanuts and sawdust on the floor reception in a formal ballroom. Decide what you want to do during your reception and then go from there.

    Don’t Dismiss Less Common Practices

    Having your reception as a tea or even as a potluck supper are excellent ways to stick to a budget, impress your guests, and make everyone feel like they were truly part of the day. Just because it isn’t the norm or traditional doesn’t mean you can’t make it absolutely wonderful!

    At Martin’s Caterers, our wedding reception venue can accommodate a wide variety of reception themes and party sizes. We serve Baltimore, DC, and the surrounding areas. Visit us online to learn more about our catering and venue services, or call (410) 846-1543. 

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