It won’t be long before shiny silver and gold envelopes begin to fill your mailbox, heralding the holiday season’s arrival and a festive social calendar to match! If you’re planning to close 2015 with a soiree of your own, first ask yourself, “How can I elevate my celebration this year?”
Whether hosting a social cocktail hour, dinner reception or special event for employee appreciation, a few easy considerations can truly spread joy among your guests – especially in light of the hectic schedules that accompany this time of year. Start with a few tips from our Charleston event experts at Patrick Properties!
Timing – Why limit celebrations to the weekend? Consider the morale boost of a mid-week team retreat! Anyone will appreciate an invitation to leave the office 15 minutes early on a Wednesday, and venues within walking distance like The American Theater or The William Aiken House nix any parking concerns. Not only is this a much appreciated break for employees, but it leaves the weekend open for other commitments.
Location – The perfect locale is both centrally located and brings a little something special to your event. We love the wow-factor of a unique, historic Downtown Charleston setting like The William Aiken House. Located on Upper King Street, this backdrop is convenient and easy to find while its sweeping piazzas, historic architecture and lush grounds impress any crowd, from cocktail reception guests to a black-tie Board of Governors dinner. The American Theater’s Art Deco nuances radiate fun, and a live band onstage is the perfect way to kick your holiday party up a notch!
Cuisine –Charleston’s culinary scene is incredibly robust; even the casual diner knows their way around a menu. Your spread simply has to be delicious, fresh and tailored to an array of palates. Patrick Properties’ seasoned chefs and culinary team members offer expert advice and personalized options to make menu planning easy and enjoyable. Better yet, each of our historic venues feature restaurant-caliber kitchens, meaning each dish is prepared and served with attention you’d expect in one Charleston’s top eateries.
Feeling inspired? Get in touch with one of our event experts to put your Downtown Charleston holiday soiree on this year’s calendar, and happy planning, friends!