Who’s the captain here?
A ship without someone in charge is sure to run afoul. It may not sink but it is likely to drift off course, its’ crew descending into chaos or even getting lost at sea with the best case scenario being towed back to port. There are no inexperienced Captains, they have all started at the bottom and through diligence, strong work ethic, intelligence and the sheer will to prepare (see previous blog, Who’s Your Chef) have achieved a position of authority.
Many facilities may be beautiful to behold, some have a reputation for culinary excellence, others will excel at pre-event planning but when it all comes down to the nitty gritty what really matters is who is running your party. Every Wedding Reception deserves a dedicated experienced staff person to lead. Lead the other staff on deck, lead the other vendors working during the reception, lead the guests through an evening of one pleasant experience after another, and lead the Bride & Groom through their first day, their first dance, their first bite of cake, their first meal together, their first opportunity to host a celebration. It should be a celebration that makes a statement to all who attend; they think so highly of all invited that they have provided this spectacular reception. However, even the most magnificent ship with all the glamour, glitz and delights of the most exclusive luxury cruise liners can become a Titanic without the right Captain at the helm.
Your Banquet Captain follows through with every detail previously arranged and is at your beckon call to make adjustments when needed. The Captains here at Samuel’s Grande Manor range from a minimum of 7 years to as much as 30 years of experience. Experience combined with thorough preparation will lead to your event meeting every expectation you have, it’s a beautiful way to start this voyage together as Husband & Wife.
When you are interviewing prospective venues ask who is running your Wedding? How many years of experience do they have as a server? How many years of experience do they have as a captain? How many years have they been with the company? Then ask yourself, did the answers instill in you trust and confidence in their ability to steer your ship in the right direction.