When it comes to destination event planning, the venue you select is paramount to putting on a successful event. In our last blog post, Selecting The Right Venue For Your Destination Event In Philadelphia, we walked through the details you need to consider when planning your private event. Location and amenities were at the top of this list.
Another key consideration is the food and selecting a menu that will provide your guests with a memorable experience.
The venue must offer a private dining experience in Philadelphia that is on par with why the city is a sought-after restaurant destination.
Selecting A (Local) Menu
If you want an extraordinary private dining experience in Philadelphia, you need to select a venue and menu representative of what the city and region have to offer.
The key is to find a private dining restaurant easily able to accommodate the size of your destination event group, including any special needs or requests, and one that delivers creative, modern American cuisine representing local Philly flavor in an exceptional way. A few questions to consider when selecting your private dining venue:
- Do they source food from local farms and vendors?
- Do they create menus inspired by seasonal produce?
- Do they put creative twists on classic local cuisine?
You can create tantalizing food pairings inspired by local favorites. Miniature-sized freshly baked pretzels with gourmet local mustard for dipping and Philly craft beer is a classic pairing with a refined twist. Think fresh, local and fun to delight your guests.
With all of your planning and attention to details, it is important to keep in mind any guests’ dietary needs or restrictions. Work with a venue able to accommodate all types of dietary needs.
Ensure you are working with a planner and a chef who put hospitality first and are accustomed to effectively handling surprises as they arise. Do not hesitate to do your research, read testimonials or speak with past clients.
Finishing Touches: Creating An Unforgettable Experience
You’ve pulled together all the big-picture details: venue, location, the right room and the right menu. Now is a good time to check with your event planner for additional ideas that will make your event unforgettable.
You invest yourself, your time and your energy into each client event. Discover a local Philadelphia event-planning partner who is committed to putting in the same effort as you do for your destination event.
Ready to discover more about selecting the perfect menu for your destination event in Philadelphia? Click here to download The Destination Planner’s Guide To Philadelphia Private Dining &Events.