Getting married can mean the end of a part of a person’s life as a new chapter begins. For women, this event is marked by having a hen’s night function at a venue prior to the marriage ceremony. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2012, there were nearly 124,000 marriages registered, up slightly from 2011 numbers.
For such a momentous event as a hen’s night function, picking the right venue is vital to everyone having a good, safe, time. Concerns that need addressing are location, if you are planning your hen’s night function at a venue that is hard to find or harder to find parking at then it is going to set the wrong mood for the night before it even begins.
Staff of the venue where the hen’s night function is being held is also a concern. If the staff are inadequate in handling the number of people in your party then things are not going to flow well and the event will be a failure early. Staff need to be professional and prepared to go the extra mile for their customers.
The food that is offered by the location also requires addressing prior to picking the venue for your hen’s night function. Sure, bars are an option but they are loud and the other patrons can become an issue as the night goes on, ruining the fun of those participating in the hen’s night function at that venue.
An often over looked option for a hen’s night function is a restaurant venue. Restaurants can offer more subdued surroundings with a higher class of clientele than bars attract. Staff are usually trained in handling larger parties of patrons, keeping the fun flowing without much hassle. Food at a restaurant is much better than at a bar also.
When picking a restaurant venue for your hen’s night function keep in mind these tips:
1) Check their awards. If they have not won awards from major magazines or won awards from local organizations they might not be the right venue for your hen’s night function.
2) Verify they are a fully licensed restaurant and if they offer patrons the ability to bring their own wine. If so, find out beforehand what the corkage fees are so there are no surprises at your hen’s night function.
3) Familiarize yourself, and the other members attending the hen’s night function, with the venues menu. This can keep confusion down once the party starts which could hamper the fun of everyone.
4) Verify everyone has a safe ride home from your choice for the hen’s night function venue. This could be cab services to be called at the end of the night or family members that should be notified of the plan prior to the function.
Picking the right venue for your hen’s night function is tough but keeping in mind these tips, everyone should be able to find enjoyment in their night and go home with great memories.