Event tips from ultimate party venue!

With a variety of spaces on our property, The Mackey House is more than just the venue for weddings, corporate events, and holiday parties. It has the room and the appeal to hold a sweet sixteen, a memorable bar/bat mitzvah, or a huge quinceañera with all your extended family and friends.

We understand that you want each event to be unique and special, so we’ll work with you to make sure your vision is carried out from the beginning of the planning all the way through to the end of your event.

If you’re planning a celebratory bash on your own, here are some helpful tips and fun ideas that we at The Mackey House know will assist you in creating a successful event, with a little less stress along the way. Remember, this is supposed to be fun!

Sweet Sixteen/Quinceañera
—   Go with a DJ over a band. (We have a wonderful DJ, Dave, who has been with us for years!  He can also help plan the event.)
—   Don’t make it a surprise party.  Trust us, your teen has ideas of his/her own.
—   It doesn’t have to be a nighttime dance party!
—   Decide on an informal or formal Sweet 16 or 15.
—   Birthday cake/candle ceremony. (Our caterers can make a unique cake!)
—   This is an important moment, and a chance for close friends/family to make short speeches.
—   Have some sort of food our or a buffet, but not a sit-down meal.
—   Invitations make it ‘an event’.
—   Themes are fun!

Bar/Bat Mitzvah –
This is a milestone in your child’s life, so don’t get too caught up in all the miniscule details that come with planning the reception/party. Keep in mind what it’s really about and don’t stray far from that when thinking about the other stuff.

—  Consult with your child. You want his/her input; it’s their day.
—  This is for you and your family. We know bar/bat mitzvahs can get pretty ridiculous in size and budget, but don’t feel like you have to keep up with that style to make it just as important.
—  There are planners that specialize in Jewish occasions. If you don’t consult with them personally, there are plenty of websites that specialize in guiding you through the process and offering helpful tips for planning such events.
—  The invitations are important in this case.
—  Several components to these invitations. Certain information is required, so be sure to check.
—  Go to special vendors for gifts and favors.

So whether you plan on celebrating your milestone at The Mackey House or somewhere else, know that we are always here to help you with the planning process and guide you along the way. We know what it takes to make an event successful and an occasion memorable.

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