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So You Want to Do Your Own Wedding Catering

Posted in: Facility, Weddings
So You Want to Do Your Own Wedding Catering

Now, more than ever, we are all trying to budget or at least not go into a massive amount of debt. Especially for a single day event like a wedding. That’s why we receive inquiries about renting our venue minus food and beverage, that the couple would prefer to bring in food. Whether it’s a family member that makes their most favorite dish or they want to try and save money by bringing in an outside wedding catering.

We get it! We will be the first to say that we want you to be able to afford your wedding day. Who wants to spend their every last cent and then some, on a single day?

We know why you’re asking to bring in food or bring in outside wedding catering.

But have you asked the right questions? Have you completely weighed the pros and cons? We’ve got a few things you may want to consider before you set your sights on it one way or the other.

* How much pressure can your family member take or are you willing to put on them? This is a tough question. It’s hard to even type it out! They may even say they don’t mind or they’d love to help. You just need to consider how much preparation and time they will have to put in.
* Is this going to be pulling them away from actually being a part of your big day? On the day of, will they be running around? Or will they be able to enjoy your wedding?
* Is the cost that big of a difference? We know this all depends on what venue you’re looking at and what catering service you’re looking at.
* Really weigh the cost and the associated costs that go with an outside wedding catering versus on-site. For instance, DC Centre will provide the entire place setting, chaffers for the food, all staff for tending the bar and cleaning up plates, etc. Does your caterer provide this? Or with every addition are you getting charged?
* If family is doing this, are you expecting family to help clean? Or will you be hiring someone?

When we respond that we require food and beverage at our venue, we do it because yes, we are a business and this is what we do. But we also do this because of the convenience of having on-site and all-inclusive packages. Less money overall, less worry! So try to keep an open mind about what your wedding catering may look like, and at least make sure to talk with one of our representatives to see how big of a bang you can get with a buck. Something we all are looking for!

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DC Centre Bridal Suite Makeover

Posted in: Facility, Weddings
DC Centre Bridal Suite Makeover

We really wanted to kick off this new year with some great little updates around the building for our clients.

Last week, over 48 hours, we did a mini makeover for our bridal suite!

We hope that we created something that feels a little more classic, elegant and very “bridal” that is in a timeless color scheme.

DC Centre Bridal Suite

DC Centre Bridal Suite

Take a look! Don’t you want to just lounge on those chairs? The prints from Etsy are just adorable. An entire wall is now wallpaper that has a beautiful metallic gold and silver sheen to it. We even replaced the light switch covers to gold so they matched! The whole space looks just so inviting, we hope you like it!

DC Centre Bridal Suite

DC Centre Bridal Suite

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2014 Infographic of DC Centre Wedding Cost

Posted in: Facility, Weddings

Want to see how DC Centre compares to the county and country average for wedding cost?

Well we have made a fun infographic for you! This includes DC Centre data from our 2014 weddings, and statistics from costofwedding.com. Something like this can give you a really good idea of not only the national average but of our average and what you can expect when looking at DC Centre for your event. We’re pretty proud of our comparison to the county and national average!

DC Centre Infographic of Wedding Cost

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New DC Centre Site(s)!

Posted in: Bridal Show, Events, Facility, Weddings

Welcome to the new and improved DC Centre Banquet Facility website!

We have created a simpler, cleaner and sophisticated look to our site that truly conveys what we stand for; Affordable Elegance. We’ve minimized the number of pages you have to search through, we still have a wonderful gallery of photos from local photographers, this blog (!) and connections to all of our social media outlets that you can connect with us at!

 

We are also revamping our DC Centre Bridal Show site! It is one of the most well-attended by both brides and exhibitors in the midwest and we couldn’t be more proud. We has chosen to make some positive and exciting changes to the show, the biggest of which is the launch of our new DC Centre Bridal Show website!

If you go to www.dccentrebridalshow.com, you will be able to register you and all your guests (admission is still free!), a countdown to the next show and there is a section that shows an update of the Facebook event and how many are attending! Also on the site will be an entire list of all the exhibitors participating in the show with direct links to their websites. Our exhibitors are amazing and you should be able to reach them!

DC Centre Bridal Show Website

 

We hope that you enjoy the changes as much as we do!

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