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August 8, 2019

Why Chandler’s Gardens is the Perfect Wedding Reception Venue

When planning your perfect wedding, picking the right venue for your reception is very important.  For those that are getting married in the Dallas area, one great option is Chandler’s Gardens, which is located in McKinney, Texas.  Chandler’s Gardens has many different features that can make it a great option for your big day.     Outdoor Space One of the best parts about a wedding at Chandler’s Gardens is the amount of outdoors space that you will have access to.  The entire property is located on a beautiful 250-acre ranch and includes many different private areas that are ideal of entertaining guests or taking memorable pictures.  This includes two separate gardens and a private pond. Accommodations Chandler’s Gardens also has the accommodations necessary to make your wedding fun and eventful.  The property includes a 5,000 square foot bridal suite, which is ideal for planning and relaxing before the big day.  The property has the ability to accommodate weddings of all sizes, which ensures that you will be able to comfortably sit and entertain all of your guests. Pricing For those that are concerned about a budget, Chandler’s Gardens also is a great option.  The venue has a number of […]
July 23, 2019

3 Key Decisions When Planning the Perfect Wedding Reception

Your reception is the celebration after the big event, and it is the time where people can mingle, dance, enjoy good food and celebrate you and your loved one. The key to having the perfect wedding reception is to make sure you are planning ahead. Here are some of the big decisions you will need to consider when planning a reception.   The Crowd Size Some people love the idea of an intimate wedding with just close family and friends, but want to open up the reception to many more outside of that close circle. Knowing the average crowd size your reception will have is key to planning for every aspect of the reception, from the venue that you choose to how much food and drink you will need to provide. Food and Drink Another key decision you will need to make is what food and drink options you will be providing your guests. Traditionally, most couples provide a meal option for their guests that can be planned for during the invitation and RSVP process. However, this isn’t your only option. You can skip the big meal and go for a wide range of h’ordeuvres, a buffet-style dinner or breakfast […]
July 9, 2019

3 Tips to Plan the Perfect Reunion Event

Planning a reunion is no easy task, but if you plan ahead and stay organized, you can pull off any type of reunion event, from family reunions to high school and college reunions. When starting the planning process, it is important to remember that small steps will help you reach the next milestone. Here are three tips you will want to start with when you are planning your next reunion event. Choose the Date Before you can make any other plans, you will first need to choose the date on which the reunion event will be held. This will help all of your planning and organization efforts fall into place, because you will have a clear deadline to meet. Dates can be difficult if you are trying to coordinate with many schedules, and that is why getting started as early as possible is key to starting the planning process. Collect Volunteers to Help The bigger the event, the more people you will need to help put all of your plans in place. If you ask people to volunteer to take on the smaller tasks early on, you can pull off any size event and in many cases you can also […]
June 24, 2019

More Than A Wedding Venue

“In His hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to Him. The sea is His, for he made it, and His hands formed the dry land.” Psalm 95:4-5 Wouldn’t it be beautiful to sit in the midst of God’s masterpiece while you are celebrating God Himself? At Chandler’s Gardens, we welcome events ranging from meetings and parties, to holiday events, weddings, as well as church events. Choose between several outdoor options with a Gardens Package overlooking the water, inside the garden, under the trees, or in an event tent, where you have the best of being outdoors but covered in case of unexpected weather. For an Italian countryside inspired venue with a reception hall for indoor use, be sure to look into the Tuscan Package, which has captivated the heart’s of many of our customers so far. Here are a few ways you can spend your time at our venue: A Wedding in The Antique Heritage Rose Garden Take in the captivating scenery overlooking blossoming flowers and the lavish hillside as you say “I do” in front of your closest family and friends under our large wooden arbor. Complete with a bridal suite, this is an […]
June 11, 2019

You’re Engaged! Here’s What You’re Forgetting

Happy engagement! You’re one step closer to your happiest life. You have the story, dress, the caterer, the color theme, and the bridesmaids and groomsmen. You may be asking yourself, “but what am I forgetting about that will make this wedding day as perfect as it can be?” Here are some things to consider: Traditions– What traditions do you want to set for your future years? No better time to set one than on your wedding day; a commemorative way to remember the best day of your life and honor each other throughout the years. Perhaps you want to establish your favorite flower that lines the reception tables, creating a flower your partner brings home to you on rainy days. Maybe you want to recreate your reception dinner on your anniversary or on other “big step” days like moving into a new home! Establishing a tradition, whether it be an action or a commemorative item (get creative!), will ensure that those happy memories will be frozen in time to be revisited throughout the years. Venue– Does your venue cater to your number of guests? Does it have backdrops that will create inspiring pictures and satisfy the aesthetic for your wedding? Is […]
May 27, 2019

Choose an Event Venue that Gets Employees Excited About Training

If you wish your employees seemed more enthusiastic about mandatory training, pick a corporate event venue that will help them to change their thinking. Where you decide to have your event makes a big difference, especially if your training program is too good to miss out on. Here are a few of our top tips for making mandatory training exciting. Focus on relevance: While an outstanding venue can add a lot of benefits to your training program, offering the right content is still fundamental. Maybe your employees are hesitant because they have had unfortunate experiences in the past with trainings that felt like a waste of time because they were too basic or didn’t really apply to what they do at work. Get their input when you’re making training plans, and communicate regularly to let them know that this training can help them to develop their skills and their careers. Offer incentives: Having fun increases learning, and rewards are motivating. Use games, quizzes, and videos to make training sessions more interesting. Consider reimbursing employees for their travel expenses if your training is being done off site. Give everyone a thank you gift for participating like a company t-shirt or a […]
May 14, 2019

Tips for Handling Traditions Involving Parents That Have Passed Away

Planning a wedding is an exciting experience. Sometimes, though, it can feel a bit bittersweet if one or more of your parents have passed on. You likely assumed that parent would be at your wedding and would be able to enjoy the experience with you. Things can get even harder when it comes to wedding traditions that typically involve that parent. If you find yourself in this position, there are several things you can do. Have a Stand-in In some cases, you might want to have someone else stand in for the deceased parent. For example, an older brother, uncle, or grandpa might walk you down the aisle. An aunt could step in to take over the mother-of-the-bride duties. Honor the Person During a moment where that person would traditionally play an important part, take the time to honor that parent. For example, just before the father-daughter dance, you may want to make a speech about how your father was an important part of your life and how you wish that he could be there. You could then take the time to share a memory or two of your father. Parents who have passed on may also be honored by […]
May 1, 2019

5 Tips for Planning Your Outdoor Wedding

Choosing to have your wedding outdoors presents you the opportunity to select your perfect romantic setting. There’s nothing quite like exchanging your vows surrounded by nature in all her splendor. So, if your marital dreams include planning a beautiful outdoor wedding, these tips are for you! Location, Location, Location If it’s a viable option, reserving a venue is always the way to go. They’re already equipped with power, facilities and staff, so some of your major hurdles with an outdoor event are taken care of before you even begin. Mind the Weather Depending on your choice of wedding date, it’s important to pay attention to the weather and plan for it. Most outdoor weddings take place in the Spring or Summer, so you’ll want to consider rain and heat in particular. Many venues have tents or structures in place to deal with sudden showers or increased heat and if you’re setting up your own event, think about renting tents or fans. Dress for the Occasion The thing about those lovely outdoor settings is that they’re very much outside. This means that heat, cold, bugs, and other elements of nature are present and must be accounted for. Depending on your choice […]
April 9, 2019

Choosing the Right Venue for Your Wedding

Planning your wedding can be extraordinarily stressful, and the biggest choice you have to make is where will you have your wedding ceremony? There are many choices including an outdoor wedding, a chapel, a covered veranda, and reception halls. There are advantages and disadvantage to each. The pros and cons will need to be weighed carefully before a decision is made. Outdoor venues have the advantages of natural beauty. Rose gardens, trees and cobblestone paths are lovely. The downside is the weather. It’s unpredictable and you will need a backup plan in case of wind, rain, or snow. Chapels offer the connection to rich tradition and are wonderful for those couples where faith is important. Lighting and audio are already in place too. The disadvantages are two-fold. Some book up years in advance and some require couples meet certain requirements, like premarital counseling, before agreeing to host the event. Covered verandas are awesome spaces for smaller weddings. They offer beautiful backdrops for pictures and are affordable. The downside is they can be hot if the wedding is in the summer or in a warm climate and there isn’t much space for dancing. Reception halls offer great amenities and are solutions […]