Debut Preparations: Searching for Venue

Sunday, January 16, 2011

During this past few weeks I have been busy with both work, CDO events and debut preparations for Apple. I know there are lots of people also here in Cagayan de Oro who will soon carry this kind of party planning so to help you out I'm going to share how I did the debut preparations. Unfortunately, I wont be blogging it all in one post because its going to be longer and I can't promise to blog all info at once. So to guide you just find the blog post with "Debut Preparations:" affixed in the title.

Searching for Venue...
January 4, 2011. I was hunting for the perfect venue which accommodates 100 guest and at the same time budget friendly. First step I did was inquiring some possible venue over the phone and below are prices and inclusions I've gathered.

Max's Restaurant (Tentative)
15 thousand inclusive with food
Corkage:
Php 300 lechon
Cake depends on the size

Philtown Hotel
Php 215 per head buffet 4 courses, rice, desert, soft drinks
Php 175 per head plate in 3 courses, rice, desert, soft drinks
Free room, decorations and everything
no corkage for lechon and cake

Deluxe Hotel
Function Room: Ballroom
Php 220 per head buffet 5 courses, rice, desert, soft drinks
Php 195 per head buffet 4 courses, rice, desert, soft drinks
Includes:
Free room and use of everything
Tarpaulin
Table centerpiece
No corkage for lechon and cake

Grand city Hotel
Function Room: Ballroom
Php 260 per head
Php 275 per head
Includes:
Free dressing room until 10 PM
Table centerpiece

Our initial choice was between Max's Restaurant and Philtown Hotel. The next day, I check out some restaurants which offer function room services. So here's what I found out:
  • Chicken Inasal Bacolod Style (Tiano Bros. cor. Macahambus Sts.) - function room is for 30-40 guest only. A minimum of Php 3, 500 consumable amount.

  • Lexis Bar and Grill (Tiano Bros. cor. Macahambus Sts.) - function room is for a maximum of 50 guest. They charge per head.
  • Dear Manok (Tiano Bros. next to Lexis Disco) - Backyard Garden caters 70 guest but if can possibly extend tables if guest is more than 70. There are also other function rooms which are good for lesser number of guest or perhaps for children's party. They offer plate-in (Php 119 - Php 149 per head) and buffet type(Php 138 - Php 174 per head).
  • Lokal Grill (Corrales Avenue) - They have function room good for 50 guest.
  • Ghana (Rosario Arcade) - Can cater more than 100 guest. A minimum of Php 25, 000 consumable amount.

So after looking around and asking details we decided to go for De Luxe Hotel. Philtown Hotel would have been our choice but it's fully book on January 22th while Max's Restaurant available function room can't cater more than 100 guest. By the way, inquire personally about there function room arrangement since they have a new manager. Thats the reason I put tentative on the above info.

This is Ballroom room A. We were reserved on Ballroom room B because somebody already paid for it. But both Ballroom rooms have the same style.

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