How to plan a successful, fun workplace year-end function

We’re well into the second half of the year and every month takes us a bit closer to December, which means planning your company party and booking the ideal year-end function venue while it’s still available! Here are some tips from Idle Winds, our leading function venue and restaurant, just 14kms from Fourways. Start planning early: For many businesses, the end of the year is a very busy time – so trying to plan a year-end function and keep on top of work can be an impossible task. Start your planning process as early as possible in the spring so that it’s easy and stress-free. Take a look at different options: Venues book up quickly for this time of year, but that doesn’t mean you should go with the first one you see. Get quotes from at least three different venues to make sure that you’re getting value for your money. Be sure to compare their services, location and ability to host your group. Ask about food requirements: Is someone in your company a vegan or vegetarian? What about anyone with religious or allergy-based dietary requirements? Your venue needs to be able to cater to all members of your group with ease, making sure that there are tasty options for everyone! Add an activity for extra fun: If paintball is more your company’s style than a sit-down dinner, why not choose a venue that has teambuilding facilities? This is a fun and relaxing way for your group to blow off some steam, enjoy the summer sun and bond with one another. Confirm your booking: There’s a lot happening at the end of the year and various staff members may be booking early holidays or are being invited to year-end functions held by clients and partners, so it’s important to make sure you send out invites as soon as you’ve booked your venue. This will also help you make final decisions on catering, décor, gifts and activities early. Find a year-end function venue that everyone will love! Our friendly, experienced staff are ready and waiting to assist you in planning and hosting a memorable year-end function. In addition to a variety of function spaces, including an award-winning restaurant, we also offer comfortable overnight accommodation, conferencing space and teambuilding packages. For more information about our services, function rooms and venue, please contact us today. Back to year-end function venue near...

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This is why you should celebrate your birthday at our function venue!

  Your birthday deserves extra special attention – and that means hosting it at an exceptional function venue! At Idle Winds, set in 9 hectares of manicured gardens and natural bush veldt, our team offers you and your guests the chance to celebrate in style. From our beautifully appointed private venues to tasty catering options and expert staff services, we have everything you need to enjoy a truly memorable event. Take a look at our different function rooms and spaces  The Thatch – Seating between 60 and 250 people and comfortably fitting a dance floor, this venue is ideal for large parties. Set in a fragrant rose garden and complete with high volume ceilings decorated with chandeliers, this venue is elegant, refined and tastefully appointed. The Terrace – This is a smaller venue with limited seating ideal for intimate parties. Set overlooking the gardens and aviary, this is a sought-after venue for breakfasts, lunches and high teas. The Wagon Inn – If you prefer a more relaxed atmosphere, this old English-style pub venue is the perfect choice. With great food, pool tables, darts and music, you’ll be able to really let your hair down. Jackie’s – This private room comfortably accommodates 26-30 people for an intimate meal. The Atrium – Also a smaller venue, this room works well for groups of up to 50 people. It has it’s own bar as well as terrace access. The Restaurant – Known for it’s international cuisine, extensive wine cellars and decadent deserts, our restaurant can seat up to 30-40 people in the main room or accommodate 10 people in each of the two private dining areas. Our team will deliver an event to remember  At Idle Winds, we know just how important it is that every detail is correct for your event and that everything goes smoothly. From our experienced chefs and wait staff to our event planners who will help co-ordinate and organise your party, our team will deliver everything you need to enjoy such a special occasion. If you have a birthday or special celebration coming up, we’d like to encourage you to visit our venue, explore your options and speak to our helpful and friendly staff. Located just 14kms from Fourways, we’re just a short trip from the city – but you’ll feel a world away! For more information on our function venue, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. Back to function venue near...

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