The blue-themed intimate wedding of Chris and Aye complemented the opulent white walls of The Atrium at Enderun. Considering how the safety protocols were perfectly put, their wedding reveals how more brides and grooms adapt under the new normal.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) and Enderun Colleges clue us in on what the hospitality industry and tourism-accredited establishments are doing on their path to the “New Normal on Food Safety, Sanitation, and Hygiene” through a series of Zoom conferences.
Enderun Events, the professional event venue and catering services of Enderun Colleges has started offering intimate wedding packages for 10 persons amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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With Metro Manila transitioning to General Community Quarantine, many restrictions have been lifted, but there are still certain limitations set in place to keep the general population safe. These changes have left many people wondering what they can and cannot do under GCQ. One of the more prominent questions being asked right now is if couples who had plans to get married in 2020 can push through with their weddings.
The quick answer? Yes. Couples may choose to still get married under GCQ. However, there are a few restrictions you’ll need to keep in mind. Traditional large-scale weddings and receptions most of us are used to are strictly prohibited under safety and social distancing guidelines from the government. As such, intimate weddings will be the main option for couples looking to get married during GCQ. Here are a few things you need to know:
Churches will allow couples to get married in their chosen church. What has changed is the number of people allowed during the wedding. Church officials have said that only immediate family members of the bride and groom, as well as one pair of sponsors, are allowed to be present.
Alternatively, couples may opt to go with a civil wedding for now, just to make things official. However, the number of attendees is limited to immediate family members for the sake of having witnesses to the civil wedding.
The government has allowed intimate weddings to push through since the move to GCQ last June 1, 2020. Government guidelines, for now, are only allowing gatherings of up to (10) people. This is for strict compliance and many wedding suppliers are restructuring their services to ensure this 10-person limit is followed.
The government has allowed event spaces to resume operations, provided that all events will follow the 10-person limit. Given this, couples who plan to push through with their weddings during GCQ should try to look for more intimate GCQ wedding venues, such as Restaurant 101 or The Atrium. Similarly, it’s a good idea to look for event spaces that offer in-house catering options to help limit the number of wedding suppliers present. On the other hand, couples may choose slightly more unconventional venues, like village clubhouses or their own homes, and opt to hire a catering service, like Enderun Events.
Fortunately, many event spaces and catering services are offering Intimate Wedding Packages to help make planning intimate weddings easier for couples. These packages often come complete with venue, catering, and styling, easing the stress of having to plan a wedding and “reception” from scratch.
You may view Enderun Events’ Intimate Wedding packages here.
Choosing a date and booking a corporate event space are two important steps when planning your company’s next event. However, those two details are not the only things that you organize a successful corporate event. Making sure you fill out your corporate event with the right kind of activities also plays a large role in an event’s success.
Whether you are throwing a year-end party, planning a product launch, or preparing for a corporate training seminar, there’s no denying that having a fun and interesting line-up of activities helps make your event more memorable. Of course, coming up with these activities from scratch can be a little difficult. This is why we’ve compiled a shortlist of activities you can try including in your next corporate event:
Organize an internal TEDx event
Need an unconventional way to get your message across? Holding a TEDx talk in your company’s next event is a popular way to gather a crowd. TEDx brings a lot of value to an event that promotes learning and discussion. Try inviting an industry thought-leader to be your speaker to help generate more interest in your event. Just remember to register your event at TED.com if you plan to use the TEDx logo on your event’s marketing materials.
Have an immersive photo booth experience
One of the first things guests do when they enter a corporate event space is to take photos. This is why photobooths are a common inclusion in any corporate event. To take it up a notch, create an immersive 3D photo booth experience that will allow your guests to explore different landmarks around the world or delve deeper into the product that you are showcasing. By doing this, you give your guests a memorable souvenir of the event that keeps your brand in your guests’ top of mind.
Host a Guided Wine-Tasting Session
Food and drinks tend to be the highlight of most corporate events. However, there are a few ways you can turn dinner into an interactive activity for your guests.
Try inviting an experienced wine expert to host a guided wine-tasting session. Have the expert help you with pairing different wines with the menu you’ve prepared. An event space with in-house catering, such as the Enderun Tent, can refer you to a wine expert who is familiar with the menus they offer.
Whether your event is catered towards internal employees, external stakeholders, or both, it is important to create a memorable experience. Hopefully, these ideas have helped inspire you!
There is no denying that having a great selection of food is vital to making any event a smashing success. After all, we Filipinos have a true passion for food. This is why choosing a trusted catering service, like Enderun Events, should be a priority when planning your next event.
Most catering services in Taguig and the rest of Metro Manila will allow their clients to build their own menus. This is a fantastic service since you are free to choose all the items that you love. However, this doesn’t mean that you should simply pick everything that you enjoyed. Any foodie will tell you that the best menus are the ones that have diverse options that complement the other available choice well.
Building a cohesive menu isn’t as difficult as it sounds, but it does require you to plan things in advance. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to help you build a menu that’ll have your guests talking about your event for years to come.
Match the Menu with Your Event’s Theme
Consider matching your menu with the theme you’ve chosen for your event. For example, a Great Gatsby-themed birthday party would benefit from a menu that offered a foie gras appetizer, beef medallion entree, and French macaroons for dessert. On the other hand, an outdoor event would probably call for more casual fare like potato salad bites, braised beef rib fingers, and milk chocolate pudding.
Don’t Load Up on Too Many of the Same Proteins
Another thing to consider is how much of a particular protein you have on the menu. If you aren’t careful, you may end up with eight different pork dishes and only one of each other kind of protein available. Apart from flavor fatigue, some guests may have dietary restrictions that might not be compatible with a pork-heavy menu. As a rule of thumb, you’ll want at least one dish that features seafood, chicken, pork, and beef.
Diversify the Flavor Profile of Each Course
Try to make sure that the flavor profile of each course is diverse. If you’ve already chosen two spicy food items as hors d’oeuvres, it might be a good idea to skip adding even more spicy options for mains. If you’ve chosen some relatively salty appetizers, on the other hand, you probably want to choose mains that offer a bit of sweetness or creaminess to balance out your menu.
For many event planners, hosts and guests, the two most crucial aspects of an event typically fall on the location and the food. Although making a decision on where your venue and who your caterer will be may bring in a significant amount of stress, choosing them wisely will reap the benefits of an enjoyable and memorable event.
If you are still on the lookout for a venue and catering service, why not consider someone who offers both? Here are some of the reasons why it may be smarter for you to book your next birthday party venue that includes a catering package and other add-ons!
Increase Your Time
As that old proverb goes, choosing the catering service of your event venue will allow you to “hit two birds with one stone”. Having just one contact for both the food and venue lightens your list of people to coordinate with and communication becomes easier and more transparent. In terms of disseminating payments on the day of your event, you have less accounts to worry about as well.
Lighten Your Pocket
It is common for event spaces to charge catering and corkage fees. You might encounter stories of hidden charges and extra fees too. But if you choose the in-house caterer of your venue, those fees are usually waived. If your event space can provide basic styling and a simple lights and sound set-up that is suitable for your event, that add-on will cut down your other supplier search by nearly half and will also lessen your expenses!
Reduce Your Stress
Aside from lessening the amount of people you communicate with, you also have less things to worry about. Having an in-houses caterer for your venue means that your catering staff have full knowledge of the venue’s specifics and service flow, which means less room for error on the day of your event. Another advantage is having quality fresh food from your caterer, since everything will be prepared on site.
If you are someone who is looking to reduce costs and ease your planning, it would be advantageous for you to choose a venue with an in-house catering service to ensure a more smoothly run event.
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