25 Nov

Mixing Business with Cocktails

Whether courting new investors, wooing potential clients, or raising funds for a charity, nothing gets results like an elegant evening of cocktails, delicious cuisine and good company. The cocktail party has a long tradition, and while is fell out of favor for a while, it is making a powerful comeback. Cocktail parties are some of the ultimate gatherings. A chance to mingle with like-minded individuals, talk shop and make deals, all while enjoying a sophisticated evening of delicious libations and decadent hors d’oeuvres. Hosting a successful cocktail party will take some planning, but the results for your business or charity will definitely make it worth the investment.

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While an informal gathering of friends can be held virtually anywhere, when you are courting new supports or clients, it pays to book a professional venue that can make an impact. Most venues offer a variety of rooms to suit any occasion, and can work with you to match the space to the tone of your party and the size of your gathering. One of the great benefits of our downtown event venues is not only their great location in relation to local businesses and highway accessibility, but their space flexibility. Each venue location offers distinct spaces that can provide intimate atmospheres with different design styles. Every event space can suit either a casual or formal theme. Depending on the time of year, you may want to consider a venue that can offer outside spaces as well, such as the Eitlejorg Sails. Nothing impresses like an elegant evening spent under the stars with good company and stylish cocktails.



The heart of any cocktail party is cocktail service. No one wants to spend their evening waiting in a long line for a drink, so it’s important that your event offer enough beverage stations to avoid lengthy waits. However you can’t serve cocktails without a selection of tasty hors d’oeuvres to accompany them. Our event specialists are able to offer suggestions based on your specific vision. In every instance you’ll be provided with an outstanding array of hors d’oeuvres for your guests. If you really want to wow your guests, consider offering a featured cocktail with a signature hors d’oeuvres. It’s a great way to add a bit of originality to the evening, and will give your guests a shared talking point.


The tone you want your event to take may also dictate the type of hors d’oeuvres you select and how they are served. Between stationary, display, hors d’oeuvres parties,  and passed hors d’oeuvres  there is much to choose from. We have unique menus for each of these options to help you better envision what is available. To create an ultimate cocktail party, choose one of our hors e’oeuvres parties.




Cocktail parties are certainly back in fashion, particularly as opportunities for business and social networking. They provide an elegant solution to making new business contacts and forging new relationships. The next time you are planning an event, consider what a sophisticated evening of cocktails and conversation can do for you and your organization.


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