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Entertain Your Guests

Entertain Your Guests

Having a hard time coming up with ways to keep your guests entertained during your event? No worries, we’ve done the research for you. Here are three fun and interactive activities that can keep your guests entertained so you don’t have to! Photo Booths Not only are […]

Bridal Shower Inspiration

Bridal Shower Inspiration

The Team at Heaven and their preferred professionals shared some of the newest, coolest and unique Bridal Shower trends in 2017. We hope you are inspired by some of these themes as Heaven Event Venue is a perfect blank canvas for your special event! Travel- […]

2017 Food Trends

2017 Food Trends

Man, we have some tasty talent in Central Florida! Our vendors love moving the bar even higher with every event we do! If you are looking for some new and fresh catering ideas for your special event or wedding.

Here are the Top Food Trends for 2017

 

Late Night Bites

Dubsdread Catering Showcased how great a late night treat could be with grilled cheese & tomato soup. This cozy combination is the perfect way to send your guest off to bed after a late night of dancing the night away. Other late night bites we love are donuts, pizza or even a waffle station!

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Twist on Classic Cocktails

Premier Event Services wowed us with the Watermelon Sangria. A simple fresh spin on a timeless classic cocktail is popping up all over the place. The Huffington Post really knocked it out of the park with some amazing suggestions! Read more

Just remember to call us if you need help sampling!

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Cocktail Pairing Stations

Plus Catering reminded us how much fun wine sampling can be when paired with the perfect food! Taking the time to plan not only to plan your signature menu but go the extra step and pair it with a wine that compliments the dish or even a cocktail! It does not have to be for each course, but who does not LOVE an adult milkshake nowadays?

This is the ONLY link you will ever need when pairing food and wine again.

(There is a girl scout cookie wine chart here, yes!)

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Comfort Food  – Farm to Table

Lafayees Catering stands firm with two beliefs, make it fresh, make it fabulous.  Farm to table is a trend that is not going anywhere anytime soon! Seeking out fresh local ingredients will give your guest a taste and experience of the area, as well as supporting the local farm business! (That is something we can always stand behind)

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Interactive Stations

TableTop Catering has raised the bar in interactive stations. Eating with your eyes first is a joy with their modern custom stations reminding us that it is so cool to think outside the chaffing dish. The Pretzel Station with interactive dips and toppings as well as the S’mores station are two examples of well-executed ways that interact food stations are not only fun and delicious but can also be part of your décor!

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A huge thank you to everyone involved in our Showcase!

Edz The Artist and Heaven Event Venue

Edz The Artist and Heaven Event Venue

  Why is Edz The Artist-  Photography and Heaven Event Venue is the perfect combo? Heaven to me is like a blank canvas which is perfect, it allows me to create with endless possibilities, my photography style is like Heaven event venue, start with a […]

“A Slice of Heaven” with Anna Cakes

“A Slice of Heaven” with Anna Cakes

Anna Hightower, owner and operator of Anna Cakes, found her love of cake designing quite by accident. Agreeing to take a cake decorating course with a friend, Anna never dreamed of one day owning her own business. But, after just one class, she was hooked. Growing […]

Planning a Destination Wedding?

Planning a Destination Wedding?

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Here is Heaven’s guide for out of town weddings!

 

Use your resources:

 

The team here at Heaven is always here to help you with suggestions; from deciding between a hotel or a house or your rehearsal dinner space.

 

Ask for images and dimensions:

 

If you are unsure of a space or area in the venue, the team will be happy to guide you through all the logistics. . . we wouldn’t want you to rent a special item(s) that wouldn’t work in your space.

 

Create an itinerary package:

 

Keep guests in the loop of locations, times, fun things to do, suggested salons and good eats. (Again, the team at Heaven can help with any suggestions you may have!)

 

Use our preferred vendor list:

 

There is a reason they are on it.

  • They have proven talent in their specific area.
  • They have successful service and reviews.
  • Vendors have a wonderful track record with our venue.
  • Select, preferred vendors have a knack for talent in their field with the ability to customize each event.
  • The relationship that is built between our vendors and clients is serene, as they are familiar with our facility.
  • They know the questions to ask on your behalf in regards to our venue.
  • We have provided you a list of the best of the best in each category to make your next event Heavenly!

We look forward to having you here at Heaven Event Venue! To schedule a tour or request booking information, feel free to contact us at events@HeavenEventVenue.com

 

Taste of Heaven – Big City Catering

Taste of Heaven – Big City Catering

From Weddings, to Corporate Galas, to Family Christmas Parties, our management team has collectively gathered more than a hundred years of hospitality and catering experience. Our Owner and President, Tom Pokorny, had a vision to establish a Gourmet Kitchen that took all events to the […]

So, You Said YES!

So, You Said YES!

Now that you have that ring… it is time to do the same with the phone! Call your core group, this includes all immediate family, friends and close friends of the family.  “Aunt” Sally, your Mother’s best friend, that has known you since birth, would […]

2017 Wedding Trends

2017 Wedding Trends

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At Heaven Event Venue, we love sharing the latest trends in the events industry with our readers. Some of the new trends that will be happening in 2017 will make you fall in love all over again.

Mix Metals are here to stay!

A mix of industrial and modern vibes, with metallic paired with white hues, are at the top of the palette charts of 2017.  For a combination made in Heaven, showcase soft brushed metallic on bright white accents, this helps you achieve the contemporary, yet hip atmosphere that is so on-trend. This color palate may be combined with modern or industrial touches to create a classy, fashionable wedding. Ways to incorporate metallic accent pieces are through your linen, floral vases, cake accents and décor items for your sweetheart table.

Paper is making a comeback!

The art of letter writing from invitations, to thank-you letters has a more personal feel over Evites and Facebook invitations. We are seeing paper used in floral bouquets and incorporated into multiple facets of wedding décor. This may be due to its economical and environmentally friendly attributes. This is a great way to create a wedding brand with a signature monogram.

People are opting out of the after-party to have more “wedding time”.

Bringing the after-party to the party seems to be the new trend. After all, who wants to risk losing the festive vibes with a venue change? At Heaven Event Venue, we have the blank canvas required to achieve such a feat, allowing your guests to remain in one location, while keeping the positive energy flowing. We can accomplish this with our white sheer draping and state of the art LED lighting or by transitioning the party to another portion of the event space that provides a bar, a dessert station or even a fun donut wall!

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Receiving lines are generally designed to follow the ceremony, or at the beginning of the reception.

This was regarded as etiquette until recently, where now it seems to be a too formal and takes away from the couples socializing throughout the event. In lieu of a receiving line, opt for a meet and greet during cocktail hour to give yourself more time with each guest, but check with your photographer first, as this can also be the ideal lighting during some times of the day!

The White Wedding Dress is not your only option… and in 2017 they are taking centerstage in have never been so diverse.

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Ombre colors, textured embellishments and intricate beading flooded the runways. We are also seeing soft Pantones, like Ice Blush, Rose Quartz and Iced Coffee gaining in popularity for 2017’s show-stopping weddings. From sleek, modest silhouettes and elaborate beading to  bows that are large, abundant and architecturally draped, the bow is back for 2017!

Every aspect of your wedding should represent who you are as a couple.

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Let us help you plan the perfect day from every aspect of décor, right down to the dessert station. Site tours are available by appointment only, Monday through Friday between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, with occasional weekend availability, depending on our event schedule. To schedule an appointment call 407-488-1800.

Practicing Gratitude Increases Our Happiness

Practicing Gratitude Increases Our Happiness

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust This is the time of year when we reflect on our accomplishments and celebrate our successes, both as individuals and as […]