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!

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

 

Get Married on a Tuesday

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and, other unique ways to stretch your budget.

The reality is weddings can be really expensive and once Pinterest hit the market forget about it. So, the number one questions our clients struggle with is what to cut. . . or cut back on. Here at Heaven we will do our best to show you how a few simple pointers of shifting some expenses around!

Heaven Event Venue’s blank canvas gives you endless opportunities to create the wedding of your dreams that is within your budget!

Why do the weekends get all the love when it comes to wedding planning?

You could say that it is so those who work or need to travel to make it to your special day, but anyone who is interested in attending your wedding will make the time to be a part of such an important life event. By choosing an alternate day like a Tuesday or Thursday, many venues will work with couples at a reduced rate.

Mix it up a bit:

Nix all the high centerpieces and custom florals and try a few variations of height. This will not only save you money, it will create pleasing sight lines and dimension to your room.

Focus your lights to shine on the points that matter.

Spotlight the important showpieces like your cake and sweetheart table. Also, seek out package specials with your venue or DJ, Heaven has a state of the art lighting system, so already you are head of the game.

Design with a purpose, first work with what your venue already provides.

Special chairs in the lobby? Basic linen that simply needs a napkin upgrade? Utilize what is included before you blow your budget on items that aren’t necessary.

Think timeless not trendy.

When designing a wedding, keep it classic. One should not be able to tell in what decade the event has taken place. Remember those 80s dresses with the poof sleeves? (Point made) Plus timeless pieces can be more affordable.

Edit your list.

Focus on guests that mean the most to you and send out the invites in separate batches; immediate family and close family friends in one group, neighbors, parents’ guest list and acquainted friends in another and then your local bartender, new co- workers and so on.

Elope and have a stellar party when you get back.

Heaven is the perfect venue for everything to the wedding and reception itself, to an intimate celebration to gather together those near and dear to you, should you decide to elope and still want a night to remember.

DIY does not always equal savings but a professional wedding planner does!

Planners fees can range from $500 day of to $10,000+ based on your guest list, venue, time of year and location. These powerhouses plan events every day, they know who to go to, what to spend money on and which details matter most. They will save you time and energy, while being a neutral shoulder to cry on when you are getting pulled in several different directions. If you take anything from this article, hire a professional.

When you are ready to start planning your next event! Let the team at Heaven Event Venue guide you through the process!

Schedule your tour today. 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.