It’s no easy task being charged with planning a private event for a large group. Whether it’s a long-awaited family reunion, the annual company holiday party or a team-building workshop that reunites remote co-workers, there’s a lot of pressure to make sure everyone has a great time celebrating together in a special space.
Planning a special event can be an exciting yet daunting task. Whether you’re organizing a milestone celebration, an intimate gathering, or a corporate soirée, attention to detail is paramount. To ensure your event is a resounding success, you have to balance a wide array of details, including balancing everyone’s preferences and finding ways for people to break the ice.
To help minimize the stress and streamline the planning process, we’ve outlined 5 common mistakes that occur when planning an event, as well as offering some ways to avoid them and create an outstanding experience for your guests.
Mistake #1: Picking Someplace TOO Familiar
Celebrating together is an opportunity to create new memories in new spaces and to try out new activities! Your deserving guests will be much more likely to rave about your event if it offers experiences that they won’t be expecting.
Rather than resort to another restaurant-bar or generic entertainment center, consider branching out into a venue that offers unique attractions, alternative activities and fantastic food and beverages.
A pickleball outing puts your guests right into the action by letting them try out an extremely popular and fast-growing sport.
Bonus: pickleball is quick and easy to learn and can be enjoyed by people at a variety of different skill levels. You don’t have to be a seasoned player to enjoy playing pickleball. You can start playing and having a great time within about five to 10 minutes of getting on the court!
When you book your event at Pickle Haüs, your guests can expect hours of fun on indoor courts featuring modern amenities in an upscale ambience.
Mistake #2: Ordering Out Food/Not Enough Food Options
The frenzy of catering your event is the one thing you shouldn’t have to stress about when planning an event.
Keeping track of allergies, dietary restrictions and preferences can add a lot of pressure to ensure everyone’s needs are accounted for and accommodated. When you’re entertaining a group of guests, there’s no time for you to fuss with delivery logistics and quantities.
When you entrusting your private event to Pickle Haüs, you can expect our event planning team to oversee your group’s dining experience and keep your party satisfied. With an extensive menu of fresh and shareable options, there’s something for everyone to feast on at Pickle Haüs, and we make it easy for you to order in advance and keep your guests satisfied.
Mistake #3: Expecting Everyone to Enjoy the Same Activities
While it’s idealistic to want everyone from the office or even the family to get involved with the same activity at a group outing – it doesn’t always work out that way.
Fortunately, Pickle Haüs offers so many options for recreation and socialization. Pickleball is an inclusive game that can be played by people of all ages and skill levels – from children to seniors. For folks not up to or able to spend time on the courts, we also offer plenty of other options available to keep them entertained, including:
- State-of-the-art golf simulators where you can tee up some friendly competition
- Plenty of delicious food and beverage options from our event menu, including pizzas, wings, hummus, salads and more guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest palates
- A bar with nine screens where you can watch the big games and cheer on your favorite teams
- TV screens in our cabana courts so all guests can enjoy watching their favorite program or sports matchup while courtside
Mistake #4: Running The Whole Show Yourself
As the designated event person – you’ve got plenty on your plate. But with everything on your list, there’s no reason why the responsibility of hosting should keep you from enjoying yourself.
When you reserve your experience with Pickle Haüs, you can count on expert staff to help manage the fun and the flow of the event. Our dedicated team can help with everything from pickleball instruction to food and beverage packages to rental equipment to A/V support.
Make it as simple or as elaborate as you want, you can rest assured that our Pickle Haus team will be on hand and ready to help make your event a success.
Mistake #5: Not Planning for Inclement Weather
There’s nothing worse than being rained out on a putt-putt course or watching your guests shiver through an outdoor get-together on a winter day. Instead, opt for a venue that has flexibility!
With indoor courts featuring spacious cabana seating for viewing, your guests can continue their gameplay no matter the weather! Pickle Haüs also offers versatile space for hosting parties, including an outdoor patio with firepits and a private event space with ceiling to floor windows that let in fantastic natural light.
With the uncertainty of weather, count on a space that has you literally covered through any season!
When you’re ready to host your next event, make Pickle Haüs the place where you can set aside your worries, gather with friensd and enjoy the company of the people that matter most. Check out this handy guide to get the ball rolling on a fun time!