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Five useful tips for successful event catering

When it comes to putting on an event, one of the key things to consider is the catering. Irrespective of how perfect the event menu may seem, if their food is not up to scratch then you need to look elsewhere. Whether you are hosting a corporate function or a social occasion, the event catering needs to be perfect. Before booking your business event venue, bear in mind the following considerations: 

1. Choice

It is always disappointing when the choice of food on a menu doesn’t live up to expectations, so before agreeing on your business event catering, make sure the menus have something to suit everyone’s taste. At College Court we have a wide range of different menus on offer, with a fantastic selection of dining options to choose from. Whether your event requires a complete dinner menu, a buffet selection or bar food, all of these options are on offer at College Court. 

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Children are also catered for with a child-friendly menu, as well as vegetarian options and a full drinks and canapés menu.

2. Adaptability 

One aspect of event catering that can really make a difference is adaptability. If the corporate event venue is not prepared to adapt menus and food selection to suit your guests, then you should consider other options. Our dedicated team at College Court always listen to the needs of our guests and are committed to offering the best possible experience. If your guests have any queries during their stay our team will facilitate them, ensuring they are fully satisfied with our offering. 


3. Capacity

If your event is large you need a space to suit, likewise if it is more intimate then it won’t be appropriate to hire out an entire dining hall. For your event to fulfil its potential, it is important that the venue’s capacity matches the amount of delegates you plan to attend. With 16 excellent conference rooms to choose from and with the ability to host up to 160 diners, College Court’s award-winning catering team offers a bespoke approach to your event. Our team can show you seating plans allowing you to tailor the space to meet your needs.


4. Availability 

As soon as you know what event you want to put on, it is sensible to start looking for a corporate event venue immediately. Event catering teams can get booked up very quickly, particularly at times of the year such as Christmas. At College Court, even if you are not completely sure of all the finer details, you are able to make a quick enquiry and someone in our team can talk you through all of the amenities our outstanding event venue can provide. This can give you a clearer indication of how your event will go and make the booking process much easier. 

5. Location

Once you are happy that the food and venue is right for you, the next thing to consider is the location. You need to ensure your guests will be able to arrive with minimal hassle, something that College Court accounts for. Located in the bustling city of Leicester, we are just a short distance away from the city centre and have superb transport links, so once your guests have been well fed, they can make it home without any difficulty. Or, if they prefer, stay the night in one of our excellent hotel rooms.

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