Accent Cruises has successfully executed hundreds of corporate functions, weddings, and private family gatherings, throughout our over 22 years in business. Planning an event can be stressful for the organizer. Here some simple tips to ensure that your event planning with us is smooth and stress free.
Decide on your budget
We are dedicated to providing you with a quote for your event that will suit your needs, so be sure to clear about what kind of budget you have to work with. For example, if you know that you have $50 a person for a dinner and 2 glasses of wine; let us know, so we can select a menu for your group that fits in your price range. This simple step will ensure you get an accurate, custom quote perfect for your pocketbook.
Have some fun
When planning a party consider if you want to leave room in your budget for some decorations. Whether you have $50 to spend or $1500, even small touches can have a big impact. Helium balloons added to the entrance can give a welcoming festive touch, and at about $1.50 each at most dollar stores, are an inexpensive addition. Small bubble rocks or even shells at your local dollar store laid out along your tables can also provide extra ambience. Small gift boxes with a piece of chocolate inside placed at each setting, look and taste great. If you have a bit more to spend, ask us about renting chair covers , sashes, votives, even red carpet runners if you’re looking for that “Hollywood Red Carpet” feel. Again, let us know the budget you have for decorations and the theme you’re going for, and our creative team will be happy to steer you in the right direction.
Visit the venue
It’s a good idea to set up a time to view the yacht you are interested in. This will give you the best sense of spacing. It’s also a great time to meet with one of our sales and event coordinators who can answer any questions you might have. We love to meet with our guests.
Plan your menu
I once attended an event where a hapless guest with a peanut allergy was served brownies. Needless to say, he did not enjoy the evening. Now, this is an extreme example, but it is a good idea to email all your guests and ask them to inform you, the organizer extraordinaire, of any food allergies or special dietary restrictions. Then be sure to pass that information to us, so that we can ensure your guests have a wonderful, stress free dining experience, knowing their needs have been taken into consideration.
Letting your guests know how to get here
Getting here is easy. We are located at the Ferry Dock on Granville Island in front of Bridges Restaurant. Click on the “Contact Us” link in the top left hand corner of our homepage to access our address and map.