The Broadberry’s Guide to Throwing an Engagement Party

Congrats! It’s official, you’ve said yes and now its time for the planning to start. But before stressing about the big day why don’t you throw an engagement party?

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Why Should I Throw a Engagement Party?

While you may be celebrating with friends and sharing the good news with your family you should still formally announce your engagement with a party (social media does not count). Traditionally the bride’s parents are the ones that take care of the party but there is no reason you can’t if you, or some of your besties, want to.

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When Should I Throw My Engagement Party?  

You can throw an engagement party at any time that works for you as long as the engagement is official and you have that rock on your finger!
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Where Should I Throw My Engagement Party?

With us of course! Not only do we specialize in putting together live shows but we also do specialty events. Our intimate space with high ceilings and glamorous chandeliers is the perfect place to throw a sophisticated engagement party that gives off just the right amount of ambiance for parties that range from a fancy family luncheon to an exciting cocktail party.

Not only do we pride ourselves on our exceptional service, we are also very versatile, there is a VIP area under the chandeliers that can be used as a buffet area and a 60-foot bar where you can pop that celebratory champagne. Open bar or cash bar? Informal or formal? Wanna redecorate the venue or rearrange the furniture? It’s all up to you, we’re just here to help you make this party happen. And have we mentioned that there’s a fenced in outdoor patio?

Champagne for the newly engaged

What The Broadberry Offers

You have the choice to bring in your own outside caterers or choose to eat heavy hor d’oeuvre from The Broadberry’s very own menu. Hosting your engagement party with us means that you’ll also have access to state-of-the-art lighting and sound and projection systems.

Our small stage near the entrance has been used for fire dancers, a photo booth, DJs, a candy bar, and is often used by The Broadberry Brides as a cake cutting section. It can also be used as an area to have toasts for the newly engaged. On the opposite side of the venue, there is a space for dancing and the main stage for a band or whatever comes to your imagination.

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Our patio space is the perfect to mix and mingle while getting a breath of fresh air. We have several chairs, benches, and tables as well as a fire pit to accommodate your guests. Is it a bit chilly out? No problem, we have outdoor heaters and if it is anticipated to rain or if you just want shade we can provide patio tents. You also have the option to rent out the patio for smaller outdoor parties that can fit up to 85 people while our entire venue holds 400. Outdoor Patio Space with tent and tables

It’s not a party without drinks but we’ve got you covered with our impressive 60-foot bar. We offer a variety of craft and domestic canned beer, a variety of craft beer and red and white wine on tap, as well as several different cocktail options and all level of spirits. You can choose to keep the space casual and open by opting to go with our barstools or we can provide seating arrangements and linens for you.

There are also two large projectors on the wall of the bar where you can show anything you want to as long as it’ll fit on a USB drive. Think music videos, home videos, congratulation videos from your friends, or just a picture slideshow.

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Across from the bar is the VIP lounge area that is adorned with leather booths, four gorgeous vintage chandeliers, and topped off with velvet ropes. This area is often used as a place to socialize or to hold the buffet.

We are not often one to say no, if you want something to happen we will work with you to make that happen. The Broadberry is not a restaurant or a club, we do not have “normal” operating hours. When you rent us out, we are all yours during that time.

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At our core we are a music venue – it’s what we do. Want to bring in a band or DJ to play? Done. If you need some suggestions on who to hire, we are the ones to go to. You can also play your own playlist at the venue if you want to keep it simple. Are you more on the wild side? Do you want to bring in aerial dancers or ice sculptures? We can make almost anything happen. Just remember not to upstage your own wedding.

We are experts when it comes to putting together specialty events, you can check out all of our client’s testimonials and beaming reviews here.