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Tips For Holding An Event At Waterfront Restaurant

If you want to to give your special event plenty of ambience, consider holding it at a waterfront restaurant. Not only can your guests enjoy a beautiful, peaceful view as they mix and mingle, they will also be treated to either fine or casual dining, depending on your preferences. 

You can host almost any type of event at a beachfront or lakefront dining venue, such as a birthday party, a romantic anniversary soiree, a family or corporate holiday celebration, a baby or bridal shower, or even family or class reunions. Many waterfront restaurants offer both indoor and outdoor dining and event space, making them very versatile and convenient in the case of inclement weather.

Here are some things to consider when holding an event at a waterfront venue.

1. Choose and Reserve the Restaurant 

After deciding on the type of food that you'd like to have served, such as seafood or sandwiches, and after deciding whether you'd like a laid-back or elegant vibe, choose your preferred restaurant. It's important to reserve your desired venue as far in advance as possible, especially during the warm spring and summer months. 

Before booking the space, find out if you're able to book a private dining area or possibly even the entire eatery, depending on the size of your party. Make sure the restaurant has enough room to comfortably accommodate all of your guests. 

Also, inquire as to whether their menu is flexible for events. For instance, if you have vegans and vegetarians on your guest list, ask if the chefs are willing to make a few meatless meal options. 

2. Decide on Food Service 

After you've narrowed down the type of cuisine you'd like to serve, decide on how you'd like to have it presented during the event. Consider your budget, as well as whether you'd like a formal sit-down dinner or a relaxed meal where guests can move around the venue while mixing and mingling. 

For instance, you can have the restaurant serve the dinner buffet-style, which various stations featuring a mix of grilled and fried seafood, salads, soups, and desserts. If you're on a tight budget, you may also choose to just serve a selection of tropical drinks if you're at an oceanfront location, as well as small plates and appetizers. 

If the restaurant doesn't provide desserts, consider bringing in an outside caterer, especially for wedding reception cakes or any themed, specialty treats. 

For more information on waterfront dining, contact a restaurant like Lona Cocina Tequileria.