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It’s Party Time!

By | September 10th, 2015|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Five new twists on the year-end office bash Oh, the office holiday party—and the resulting images in your mind. Off-tune karaoke perhaps? What about that time your boss over-eggnogged? Or channeled the Seinfeld show and danced like Elaine? […]

iPod, Band or DJ: What’s your perfect fit?

By | January 2nd, 2015|Weddings|

Music is one of the most important aspects of your wedding reception. It helps set the mood, keeps energy high and encourages your guests to step outside their comfort zones and onto the dance floor. Photo Credit: Ueda Photography So when it comes to planning the score for your big day, don’t overlook this important detail. You have three options to give your reception a vibe that your guests will remember long after you say, “I do.” Whether you choose to make playlists on your iPod, hire a DJ or bring in a live band, each route is sure to enhance your reception. Not sure which one to go with Read on. […]

Four Tips for Networking Success

By | November 7th, 2014|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

If you’re in charge of planning a meeting, chances are your attendees will be networking. Send invitees the four tips below prior to the meeting to help them make the most of the event. This value-add is a great way to energize them for the event and another touchpoint with which to encourage attendance. […]

Can’t-Miss Catering Trends of 2015

By | October 29th, 2014|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Let’s face it. One of the most important parts of any event is the food. Great dishes can make a good event an even bigger success, and distinctive offerings can set the tone for your gathering. Much like fashion and music, catering trends change with the seasons. So, what can we expect for catering trends in 2015? Monona Catering is current on the great food and beverage options that will appear this coming year. […]

The Sweet Spot: The Need-to-Know New Trends in Wedding Desserts

By | September 12th, 2014|Weddings|

No one can deny that a wedding cake is a beautiful tradition, and for many, an essential part of the reception. But for many couples, there are fun alternatives for starting out marriage on a sweet note. Continue reading to learn about four desserts that can stand up to any six-tier wedding cake. […]

Outdoor Meetings: Get outside your head, and the office

By | September 5th, 2014|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Relocating your typical meeting to an offsite location is a great way to infuse new energy and amp up creativity for an otherwise predictable event. But have you ever thought about taking your offsite meeting to another level? Fresh air can do wonders for morale and meeting efficacy. Physically moving part or all of these gatherings outdoors may be that extra push a team needs to come up with the next great idea, solve a problem or simply introduce an unexpected new element. And with the right venue, indoor back-up space allows a seamless transition to moving the event inside in the event of rain. Monona Terrace is one such venue. With its recently updated outdoor function space – the William T. Evjue Rooftop Garden – Monona Terrace provides the versatility for both an outdoor or indoor meeting. Warm and slightly cool weather gatherings on the Rooftop Garden are enhanced by a 360-degree view along the horizon. A giant fountain, new tables and colorful umbrellas offer eye-pleasing amenities. Lake Monona and the downtown Madison skyline make for unique and majestic event backdrops. […]

Your Go-To Guide for Madison Attractions

By | July 10th, 2014|Location Considerations, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

When attending events for days at a time, people often want to relax and recharge by exploring their surroundings. We’ve gathered some of the city’s “must-sees” for you to share at your next Madison-based event. […]

Four Tools to Simplify Event Planning

By | June 30th, 2014|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

If you’ve ever planned an event, you’ve learned early on (and perhaps the hard way!) that it’s never a “one-and-done” process. No matter the size, there are a lot of moving parts and considerations to take into account. Sometimes you need a helping hand. via Pro Party Planner Recently, we looked at a few simple apps that can be immensely helpful in the planning, execution and follow-up stages of your event. Technology changes fast. There have been some great updates and new offerings for planning tools; here you’ll find an up-to-date list. […]

Three details every bride should know before the big day

By | May 7th, 2014|Weddings|

Krakora Studios There are obvious questions you need to have answered before your wedding, such as where the wedding will be, the number of guests and the color of the bridesmaids’ dresses. But there are other important details that should be squared away with the venue well before the big day, information that often goes overlooked until the last moment. Read on to make sure you’re getting this essential information. […]

The power of an unexpected meeting place

By | April 3rd, 2014|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

A meeting space can mean the difference between a good meeting and a great one. The environment in which you host a meeting can help encourage creativity and revive energy. Sometimes the beige walls of a hotel conference room just don’t offer the inspiration needed to ignite thoughtful conversations. Find four inspiring options below to help you think outside the four walls of the conventional convention center. […]