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DC caterers

I volunteered to plan an event for Saturday, 3/29 that will include dinner for about 40 adults. For the most part, planning is in good shape, but we still need a caterer. We're probably looking at a budget of $300-400, serving around 9pm, no booze. There may be a possibility of using the venue's caterer, but I want to get a feel for fallback options. Anyone out there have a good caterer for me, or advice around hiring caterers in general? I have never done this before.
posted by jameaterblues on Mar 17, 2014 - 23 answers

Timing is Everything

Afternoon WeddingFilter: We're trying to work out the timing for an afternoon wedding with a reception meal, and would love your advice and experience. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jan 24, 2014 - 21 answers

Running my own midnight movie

I've got a notion to organize a movie screening of some sci-fi movie at a local theater, and sell tickets. It seems to me that the easiest legal way to do this is to buy the performance rights and rent a screen at a franchise theater. Assuming I know ahead of time what those costs are, Kickstarter could be the ticket sales mechanism. [actual question inside] [more inside]
posted by 4th number on Jul 19, 2013 - 16 answers

Ideas for a singles event?

Looking for activity ideas for a singles night in a small restaurant. What doesn't make you cringe? [more inside]
posted by ceiba on Dec 17, 2012 - 14 answers

Analysis software for event planners?

I'm an event planner. How do I analyze my events? [more inside]
posted by lily_bart on Nov 29, 2012 - 2 answers

Help my audience avoid having to choose me over the Giants.

How do really good and thorough event planners find dates with the fewest conflicts? I am in San Francisco, planning music events, and would love to find a comprehensive calendar including major festivals, concerts, bridge closures, naked marathons, sporting events, etc. Failing a comprehensive calendar, what main Bay Area calendar resources would you use?
posted by purplefiber on May 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Planning a Non-Wedding Reception

Help me plan a 10-year anniversary party (to be on par with a wedding reception) for my boyfriend and myself. Specifically, what might our guests expect from the evening? [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Apr 26, 2012 - 13 answers

Pick A Place To Party

I want to rent an event space in NYC. Where do I start? It's basically a wedding reception without the wedding, I'd like it to hold about eighty people, with an open bar and using my own caterers. It should be three hours booked at least. I'd like it in Manhattan but totally open to nearer Brooklyn and Queens. What do I need to know and where should I go in getting a space for late October? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Aug 18, 2011 - 3 answers

Put it on your tab.

How can I make money (or at least get my tab paid for) organizing outings and events at different local bars, restaurants, theaters, etc? [more inside]
posted by maloon on May 22, 2011 - 2 answers

Event-ually i'll know what i want to do with my life....

yet another career question...Calling all event planners...wedding, corporate, whatever...Tell me about your job and how you got experience. I want to hear the gritty and the great. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Oct 18, 2010 - 2 answers

Need to party in Orlando

Need to host a party in Orlando. I don't live in Orlando. Need help finding the perfect location. [more inside]
posted by arniec on May 24, 2010 - 7 answers

What should my meeting planner wife do for a new career?

My wife is a meeting planner, but is getting sick of it, what other careers can she pursue with those skills? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on Jun 2, 2009 - 12 answers

Conferences for Dummies

How do you organize a conference? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Sep 7, 2007 - 10 answers

How do I quickly clean broken eggs off of grass?

What is the best method for cleaning broken eggs off of grass during an event? This must be done in a timely manner over a fairly large area, with the help of 4 people. [more inside]
posted by Jenna Roadman on Jun 28, 2007 - 11 answers

Great event planning + task management software?

Anyone know of any great event planning + task management software? [more inside]
posted by scottandrew on Apr 20, 2007 - 2 answers

Where do I find a technology conference planner ?

What are good sources of information to find a corporate conference planner ? [more inside]
posted by jurczyk on Apr 19, 2007 - 7 answers

Looking for an event planner in San Francisco

[BayAreaFilter] Party/event/wedding planners in SF? [more inside]
posted by Señor Pantalones on Dec 6, 2006 - 3 answers

San Francisco: Private Party, February: Recommendations for location, catering, bar(tender?)

Resources/links for planning a 60-person private anniversary party in San Francisco in February? Recommendations for spaces, rentable bars, sound systems, furniture, caterers? [more inside]
posted by Señor Pantalones on Nov 25, 2006 - 3 answers

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