Have you ever asked someone what his or her favorite place to eat is? Most people will be able to answer that question very quickly, because 9 times out of 10 the reason you really like a restaurant is due to the food. Think back to a memorable event that you attended. Why was the event memorable? Again, 9 times out of 10 it is due to the food that was served. Food is always a part of the equation…..because people love good food! There are so many reasons to seriously consider food when you are putting together an event, as it will impact each and every guest and has potential to make your event one they will never forget. Wedding receptions are events of paramount importance, and frequently the difference between an “ok” wedding reception and an “amazing” wedding reception is the food! Food options, food presentation, and food quality should all be areas of concern for couples as they are selecting a wedding reception venue. For most couples, price does come in to play as a budget is necessary…..but….sometimes it is critically essential to not treat everything as it is black and white. There should be a little grey area there, because just like with many other items you purchase, you get what you pay for! Quality does tend to cost more, however for a little more investment the end result can be leaps and bounds better than the alternative and saving a couple of bucks. When I meet with couples during a site tour at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, or if I am discussing their wedding reception with them over the telephone, I am typically asked the same question. How much does it cost per person? I like to start with asking the couple about budget, because that way I have a starting point and can help guide them to the choices that would make the most sense for the budget and their style…..rather than wasting everyone’s time by just spouting off a number. Sometimes they (the couple) will take a quick look at our wedding menus, and notice that some of our options are more expensive than other venues and automatically make up their minds that we are not the right venue for them. I am happy when I have a couple that will directly address their concerns with me, especially if it is price they are concerned about, as I can then have a candid discussion about why our prices are what they are. We offer exclusive in-house catering at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, through Ovations Foodservice. It is such an advantage to have Ovations, as they provide experienced, talented, and creative culinary experts who create amazing product for all of our events. All food is prepared fresh, and the highest quality products are used every time. Food quality is not something worth compromising, so in order to serve the best products…..our prices may have to reflect it. This is one of the attributes that I personally appreciate, because I would not be selling a product or service that I do not believe in. Wedding receptions are events unlike any other type of event, and therefore our Chef creates a specific set of menus every year especially for weddings. Our team is continuously keeping up with the industry trends, and also creating original recipes to always give our menus a fresh/modern flare! Presentation is also a hot topic of conversation for our food and beverage team, because it is the whole package (food selections / food quality / food presentation) that makes a winning combination! All contracted wedding receptions (couples) will be formally invited to a wedding tasting at the Convention Center, in order to give you an opportunity to see a wide variety of choices before you make your selections. If you want to hear more about how the Sioux Falls Convention Center can make your wedding reception an event your friends and family will be talking about forever, please give me a call today!
– Jill Hericks | Sales Manager | 605-367-4156 | Sioux Falls Convention Center
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