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Choosing the right corporate event space in NYC could make or break your corporate event. While certain features and amenities may be luxuries, there are 5 things that every New York corporate event space must have before you should ever consider booking your event there. Here is our event planners’ list of the 5 Must-Haves of a Corporate Event Space in NYC:

A Full Day for Your Event

Most event venues, especially hotels, operate by one method and one method only: Maximize Profits. Continue reading Choosing the right corporate event space in NYC could make or break your corporate event. While certain features and amenities may be luxuries, there are 5 things that every New York corporate event space must have before you should ever consider booking your event there. Here is our event planners’ list of the 5 Must-Haves of a Corporate Event Space in NYC:

A Full Day for Your Event

Most event venues, especially hotels, operate by one method and one method only: Maximize Profits. Continue reading
When planning a corporate or private holiday party in New York, bringing in a top caterer should be a way to help you and your guests enjoy great food while lowering your personal stress level. Unfortunately, all too often caterers become just another producer of holiday season stress. Get a great meal and avoid excess holiday season stress with Guastavino’s 5 Questions to Ask your Holiday Party Caterer:

Who Runs The Meal?

When dealing with a holiday party caterer, or any caterer, it is important to have one point of contact from the very beginning until after the event concludes. This is important for several reasons: Continue reading When planning a corporate or private holiday party in New York, bringing in a top caterer should be a way to help you and your guests enjoy great food while lowering your personal stress level. Unfortunately, all too often caterers become just another producer of holiday season stress. Get a great meal and avoid excess holiday season stress with Guastavino’s 5 Questions to Ask your Holiday Party Caterer:

Who Runs The Meal?

When dealing with a holiday party caterer, or any caterer, it is important to have one point of contact from the very beginning until after the event concludes. This is important for several reasons: Continue reading
Throwing a holiday party in New York at an upscale venue like Guastavino’s is a great way to say thank you to all of your clients, customers, employees and other supporters for another year of working together. Your guests will all greatly appreciate the time, hard work and budget that goes into planning a corporate holiday party in New York and will be excited to celebrate with you. Even when hosting a holiday party at one of the top event venues in New York, it can be tough to actually get your invited guests to attend. The holiday season is busy for all of us and social calendars fill up fast. Want to ensure a high attendance at your corporate holiday party? Follow these 5 steps:

Don’t Schedule An Event Too Close to Holidays Continue reading

Throwing a holiday party in New York at an upscale venue like Guastavino’s is a great way to say thank you to all of your clients, customers, employees and other supporters for another year of working together. Your guests will all greatly appreciate the time, hard work and budget that goes into planning a corporate holiday party in New York and will be excited to celebrate with you. Even when hosting a holiday party at one of the top event venues in New York, it can be tough to actually get your invited guests to attend. The holiday season is busy for all of us and social calendars fill up fast. Want to ensure a high attendance at your corporate holiday party? Follow these 5 steps:

Don’t Schedule An Event Too Close to Holidays Continue reading

Planning your first Thanksgiving dinner? Before you do, take a moment to read Guastavino's "Event Expert's Guide to Hosting Thanksgiving:

Collect Thanksgiving RSVP’s Early

Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner is a huge undertaking that should not be taken lightly. No matter how laidback your event may be, preparing a meal for a dozen people or more takes planning. Don’t let wishy-washy guests throw a wrench into your planning by failing to commit. Continue reading Planning your first Thanksgiving dinner? Before you do, take a moment to read Guastavino's "Event Expert's Guide to Hosting Thanksgiving:

Collect Thanksgiving RSVP’s Early

Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner is a huge undertaking that should not be taken lightly. No matter how laidback your event may be, preparing a meal for a dozen people or more takes planning. Don’t let wishy-washy guests throw a wrench into your planning by failing to commit. Continue reading
As the holiday party season quickly approaches, it’s important to take a moment to discuss proper etiquette for business holiday parties. These events are rare moments in the lives of many co-workers where business and social events meet. The way an individual handles themselves these sorts of events can set the tone for their ability to move up the company ladder in the weeks and years to come. Before attending this year’s holiday party, read Guastavino's 5 Rules for Holiday Party Etiquette:

Dress For the Occasion Continue reading

As the holiday party season quickly approaches, it’s important to take a moment to discuss proper etiquette for business holiday parties. These events are rare moments in the lives of many co-workers where business and social events meet. The way an individual handles themselves these sorts of events can set the tone for their ability to move up the company ladder in the weeks and years to come. Before attending this year’s holiday party, read Guastavino's 5 Rules for Holiday Party Etiquette:

Dress For the Occasion Continue reading

A non-profit's ability to embrace technology can mean the difference between a successful event and a quickly forgotten reception. Instagram is one of the best tools for promoting your event online, especially with a younger audience. Here are 4 tips for using Instagram before, after, and even during your event.

Optimize Your Instagram Profile Leading Up to The Event Continue reading

A non-profit's ability to embrace technology can mean the difference between a successful event and a quickly forgotten reception. Instagram is one of the best tools for promoting your event online, especially with a younger audience. Here are 4 tips for using Instagram before, after, and even during your event.

Optimize Your Instagram Profile Leading Up to The Event Continue reading

Corporate Cocktail Receptions in New York come in all forms. Some businesses do their receptions in-office or at the bar and grill down the street, while others go all out at a venue like Guastavino's. Whatever type of Cocktail Reception your company goes for, several etiquette rules still apply. Following these rules can be the difference between success at a corporate event and a morning-after filled with regret:

Don’t Skip The Reception Continue reading

Corporate Cocktail Receptions in New York come in all forms. Some businesses do their receptions in-office or at the bar and grill down the street, while others go all out at a venue like Guastavino's. Whatever type of Cocktail Reception your company goes for, several etiquette rules still apply. Following these rules can be the difference between success at a corporate event and a morning-after filled with regret:

Don’t Skip The Reception Continue reading

Multi-cultural weddings, family celebrations and even Bar Mitzvahs are becoming more common in New York by the day. While the bringing together of cultures produces beautiful events, it often leaves party planners wondering if they’ve done enough to keep both sides of the family comfortable and excited about the event. If you’re planning a multi-cultural event in New York, here are 5 tips to ensure that every member of the family will have fun and find meaning in the big day:

Bilingual Invitations, Place Cards and Thank You Notes, Etc. Continue reading

Multi-cultural weddings, family celebrations and even Bar Mitzvahs are becoming more common in New York by the day. While the bringing together of cultures produces beautiful events, it often leaves party planners wondering if they’ve done enough to keep both sides of the family comfortable and excited about the event. If you’re planning a multi-cultural event in New York, here are 5 tips to ensure that every member of the family will have fun and find meaning in the big day:

Bilingual Invitations, Place Cards and Thank You Notes, Etc. Continue reading

If you're hosting a wedding for the first time, it's only natural that you have some questions. Unfortunately, some questions are harder to ask than others. Here are a few helpful hints for wedding planners with difficult questions on their minds:

Can I have a friend or relative besides my father walk me down the aisle?

The short answer is yes, of course. It’s your wedding and you can have whomever you like walk you down the aisle and “give you away”. Continue reading If you're hosting a wedding for the first time, it's only natural that you have some questions. Unfortunately, some questions are harder to ask than others. Here are a few helpful hints for wedding planners with difficult questions on their minds:

Can I have a friend or relative besides my father walk me down the aisle?

The short answer is yes, of course. It’s your wedding and you can have whomever you like walk you down the aisle and “give you away”. Continue reading