Best of Central Florida: 3 things to keep in mind before booking your holiday party

Justin Clark and Makaila Nichols offer the best holiday party venues in Central Florida.

‘Tis the time of year for not only holiday traditions around the home and plenty of gift giving, but also holiday celebrations at banquet halls or other venues.

But before booking a venue for a holiday party, what are some things you should know?

Justin Clark and Makaila Nichols of “Best of Central Florida” chatted with representatives from three party venues in Central Florida to answer several key questions people should look into if they are in the process of booking.

Meg McNash of Crystal Ballroom, Christopher Roberts of Penthouse 450, and Sean Hughes of The Balcony, offered their insight to Clark and Nichols.


Why is it more important than ever for corporations to have holiday parties?

With the pandemic causing worker shortages and people quitting their jobs at alarming rates, putting on a holiday party is a great way for corporations to boost morale among employees and let them know they are appreciated.

Roberts said his venue is already experiencing that from corporations.

“That’s definitely going on,” he said.

How early should you book a holiday party?

McNash said the typical time frame to book a wedding, corporate event or other party is three months prior to the event. But there is some flexibility in that time frame that can be worked through depending on the type of booking.

“It’s never too late to start planning,” McNash said.

Are there different type of party planners to consult?

Yes, and Hughes said since there are different types of parties, there are typically wedding coordinators, corporate party coordinators or private party coordinators who people should consult.

“We’ll send it to the right person,” Hughes said.

For more information, watch the video above.