75 Grand Army Highway (Route 6) Swansea , MA 02777 • MA Line: (508) 678-3901 • RI Line: (401) 861-2780 • firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the biggest challenges faced when planning a special occasion event or party is where to host it. While a small gathering of a dozen or so might be okay in your living room, whenever the guest list gets much higher, it’s a good idea to think about hosting the party at a professional venue. Venus de Milo has five beautiful ballrooms and party spaces designed to host small groups of 25, as well as more significant events that cater to hundreds of guests. Our Swansea banquet facility is designed to adjust according to the needs of each client, which means that you will have just the right amount of space for your party without feeling cramped or overwhelmed. All of this helps to ensure that you can stage the party activities, decorations, food, and desserts effectively while making ample room for guests to mingle and watch the guest-of-honor open gifts at the baby shower in Massachusetts.
Selecting the Table Arrangements
When you work with our team of social event coordinators, we can make suggestions and offer solutions that will help you to host a memorable event. Our round tables are capable of seating ten, but we can also create groups of eight instead. We offer complimentary table linens, silverware, glass, and china with napkins and table covers in your choice of a variety of colors. White, gold, pink, light blue, peach, lilac, and green are just some of the more popular colors. We can also offer accessories, including cake knives and napkins, microphones, envelope bowls, and have custom options available as well for an additional charge. Some of those options include special linens, chair covers, and trees with lighting.
While most of our clients prefer to bring in their own decorations, we do have some decorative options available upon request. We offer these services at discount value rates. If you wish to use an outside vendor, make sure to speak with our event staff, and work with professional event planning services that are properly vetted and insured. We do have a policy that states we have the right to pre-approve all outside vendors to protect our facility from potential damage. For more details about decorative items, tables, linens, and policies at our Swansea banquet facility, make sure to contact one of our team members directly or view the information provided on our website.
Choosing the Menu
When people go to a baby shower in Massachusetts, they expect food to be served. You can choose to have a plated menu or offer your guests a buffet service. Like most other venues, Venus de Milo charges on a “per head” basis, which means that it is in your best interest to require an RSVP for all invitations so you will have an accurate headcount for the party. Choose from a wide range of menu options, including our Signature buffets, Signature meals, and our Ethnic buffets and menu items. Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Asian, and traditional New England cuisine can be selected to serve to your guests.
Since most baby showers happen earlier in the day, we do offer a lighter menu option. You can serve your guests from our brunch buffet, which includes assorted pastries, muffins, fruit, eggs, waffles, and other breakfast foods. We also serve baked Boston scrod, veggies, potatoes, baked pasta with marinara, and your choice of chicken to help offer something for every taste. This is an excellent choice for an early morning, noontime, or early afternoon baby shower and can also include specialty stations, carving stations, and other fresh service options. Speak with our staff about any other food items that you want to add to our Swansea banquet facility.
Choose a Theme
One of the best ways to stay on track when professional event planning is to pick a theme. Whether the baby shower in Massachusetts will include a gender reveal or if the parents already know the gender of the baby, this might help you in the theme department. If it is still too early or if they are keeping the gender a surprise, you might want to pick a neutral theme. Girl themes often include a lot of pink or light purple. Boy themes typically focus on blue, but can also be green or red, depending on the nursery design. Neutral items are generally yellow, pale green, and other colors that aren’t traditionally gender-specific.
In addition to colors, you might want to speak with the parents-to-be about any design they are using in the nursery, such as animal babies, circus animals, safari, or television and movie characters. This can help with the invitations and even planning for gifts, cake design, and even gifts that might not be on the registry. Speak with the social event coordinators at our venue about the party theme. We might have suggestions or options that you can use to highlight the decorations to create a memorable event. This is one of the perks of working with a professional Swansea banquet facility. Our team has many years of experience working with clients to put on baby showers, birthday parties, and other special occasion celebrations.
Schedule a Tour
Contact our team at Venus de Milo to discuss your ideas for hosting a baby shower in Massachusetts at our facility. You can reach our team by calling 508-678-3901 and ask to speak with our social event coordinators. We can answer any questions you might have about professional event planning and options for the use of our Swansea banquet facility.