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Why Trust Diamond Certified Banquet Halls Rated Highest in Quality?

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You are the customer. If your goal is to choose a banquet hall that will deliver high customer satisfaction and quality, you’ll feel confident in choosing a Diamond Certified banquet facility. Each has been rated Highest in Quality in the most accurate ratings process anywhere. And you’re always backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. Here’s why the Diamond Certified ratings and certification process will help you find a top-rated banquet hall and is unparalleled in its accuracy, rigor and usefulness:

1) Accuracy: All research is performed by live telephone interviews that verify only real customers are surveyed, so you'll never be fooled by fake reviews.

2) Statistical Reliability: A large random sample of past customers is surveyed on an ongoing basis so the research results you see truly reflect a Diamond Certified company’s top-rated status.

3) Full Disclosure: By clicking the name of a company above you'll see the exact rating results in charts and read verbatim survey responses as well as researched articles on each qualified company.

4) Guaranteed: Your purchase is backed up with mediation and the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee, so you can choose with confidence.

Click on the name of a Diamond Certified company above to read ratings results, researched articles and verbatim customer survey responses to help you make an informed decision.

More than 200,000 customers of local companies have been interviewed in live telephone calls, and only companies that score Highest in Quality in customer satisfaction–a 90+ on a 100 scale–as well as pass all of the credential-based ratings earn Diamond Certified. By requiring such a high score to qualify, the Diamond Certified program eliminates mediocre and poorly performing companies. Read detailed information about the ratings and certification process.

How to Choose
How to Find the Best Banquet Hall in Santa Clara County for Your Special Event
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If you are hosting a special event such as a bridal shower, an anniversary, or a birthday party, you may want to consider renting a banquet hall in Santa Clara County.

You need to consider several factors when renting a local banquet hall. First of all, you have to decide how many guests you plan to invite before you begin the planning process. This will help you determine your budget as that will be a determining factor in the overall cost. Once you have decided on your numbers and budget, the process of selecting a banquet hall that best fits your needs begins....

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If you are hosting a special event such as a bridal shower, an anniversary, or a birthday party, you may want to consider renting a banquet hall in Santa Clara County.

You need to consider several factors when renting a local banquet hall. First of all, you have to decide how many guests you plan to invite before you begin the planning process. This will help you determine your budget as that will be a determining factor in the overall cost. Once you have decided on your numbers and budget, the process of selecting a banquet hall that best fits your needs begins.

Considerations When Finding the Right Banquet Hall for You in Santa Clara County
First, locate a banquet hall that meets your needs is to determine which facilities will accommodate your guests comfortably. Banquet halls should have the appropriate sized rooms to fit the number of guests who will attend your event. If the room is too small, you and your guests will feel much too crowded. However, if the room is too large, the banquet hall may feel cold and empty.

Ideally, find a banquet hall that is a single event venue hall. If a banquet hall subdivides the hall into smaller rooms with moveable partitions in order to host more events than just yours, you may find the end result to be a disaster. Partitions are not sound proof, resulting in a lack of privacy. Furthermore, you may have to share the bathrooms, entrance foyer or even the bar with strangers.

The determining factor in which banquet hall you ultimately choose will be your budget. When you compare the costs of different locations, be sure to consider the rental fee, parking, set-up charges, the costs of catering, and other hidden charges that should be written in the contract. Keep in mind that you can't compare all banquet halls on cost alone. There is always a reason that one banquet hall may be more expensive than another. Often the primary reason is the quality of the food that is being serviced. A quality banquet hall insists on using the finest ingredients in food preparation. This increases the overall cost.

The ambiance of the banquet hall is another important consideration. Will the hall require extensive decorations in order to make it appealing? Though decorations can alter the atmosphere of the banquet room, they can also increase your costs considerably.

A quality banquet hall gets booked quickly. In order to ensure your reservation, plan on booking your hall a minimum of six months prior to the event.

Guidelines to Think About When Renting a Professional Santa Clara County Banquet Hall
There are more considerations than simply budget and ambiance when renting a banquet hall. By careful planning, you can get the best banquet hall possible for your event. Below are several considerations when renting a banquet hall.

  • Lighting Effects
    Lights are an important part of the overall decoration of your banquet hall. They can set the mood you desire, whether it be conservative or festive. The requirements for lighting are dependent on the time of the day you are planning you banquet event. Typically brighter lights go for a day event. Softer lights blend well with events hosted in the evening hours.
  • Convenient Parking Space
    Be sure there is hassle-free parking for your guests. Whether you are expecting 400 guests or 35, the parking arrangements should be taken care of before the event.
  • Privacy Is An Important Consideration
    In order to enjoy your event to the fullest be sure there is some sort of privacy available. You don't want strangers wandering in at random times throughout the event.
  • Santa Clara Banquet Hall Amenities
    Be sure to carefully plan for any technical support requirements such as amplifiers, adaptors, and microphones. Ask the banquet hall about the quality of the sound system if it is provided in the rental package.
  • Consider Location Carefully
    Carefully consider where your banquet hall is placed on the map as this is of great importance. For example, a banquet hall that is located at the heart of the city means that people may not have to travel too far. A banquet hall that is located in a quieter setting may be more peaceful. The location also determines the view. A banquet hall that is located in the country may allow your guests to view mountains and trees whereas a banquet hall in the city may look out at concrete or manmade fountains.

Tips to Think About When Booking a Great Banquet Hall in Santa Clara County
When it comes time to book a banquet hall in Santa Clara County, follow these guidelines.

Clearly Explain What You Need
When speaking with the banquet hall management in Santa Clara County, describe the services you need, including visual/audio equipment, parking space, bar service if it is provided, etc.. Also, be sure to include a guest count.

  • Answer Questions Asked by the Banquet Hall Management
    After you have described the services you need from the banquet hall, the manager should give you input on feasibility as well as a rough estimate of the overall cost. Pay attention to the manager's mannerisms. If they seem detached or lack interest in your event, it may be time to move on to another banquet hall. Ask questions about previous events that have been hosted at the banquet hall in order to get a feel for the enthusiasm of the manager regarding your own event.
  • Remember to Take Notes While Interviewing Banquet Hall Managers
    Be sure to check out several different banquet halls. While you are interviewing the different managers, take notes of their responses. Be sure to ask the same questions so that you can adequately compare banquet halls and make the best choice for you and your event.
  • Seriously Consider Choosing a Diamond Certified Banquet Hall
    Consider hiring a Diamond Certified banquet hall in Santa Clara County. All banquet halls that have earned Diamond Certified have passed a rigorous ratings process, including license verification and interviews of a random sample of actual clients.
  • Make a Preliminary Decision Regarding Which Banquet Hall is for You
    By now you should have a list of serious prospective banquet halls that will meet your needs. But don't move too fast and make an easy choice. Consider carefully all of the interviews you have conducted. Also carefully compare the services and amenities offered at each banquet hall along with the overall price. By analyzing each hall and the packages offered, you should be able to choose the best banquet hall for your event.
  • Make the Final Decision on the Best Banquet Hall for You and Your Event
    Now that you're familiar with each banquet hall, you can comfortably set a date for your event and sign a contract with your banquet hall of choice. Be sure you solidify your preferences by getting the contract in writing. A quality banquet hall management will be happy to do this.
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Know What You Want
Research and Choosing the Best Santa Clara County Banquet Hall

There are several different factors you should consider before choosing a banquet hall in Santa Clara County. First, you want to make sure that your banquet hall of choice meets your specific needs. Write down everything that is important to you in order to ensure that this happens. Then be sure to research carefully in order to make the best decision for your needs. Below are several questions to consider carefully before you make your final choice regarding a banquet hall....

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There are several different factors you should consider before choosing a banquet hall in Santa Clara County. First, you want to make sure that your banquet hall of choice meets your specific needs. Write down everything that is important to you in order to ensure that this happens. Then be sure to research carefully in order to make the best decision for your needs. Below are several questions to consider carefully before you make your final choice regarding a banquet hall.

  • Do I want a Diamond Certified banquet hall location that is rated best in quality and backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee?
  • Do I want a banquet hall in the city or in the country in Santa Clara County, including the larger cities of Palo Alto, Cupertino, Gilroy, Campbell, and Morgan Hill?
  • Do I plan to provide decorations or do I want a banquet hall that has a decor that won't require decorating?
  • What is my budget?
  • How many guests am I expecting at my event?
  • What time of day do I plan to host this event?
  • Do I need a banquet hall that also provides catering services?
  • What types of services or amenities will I require at the banquet hall? For example, tables, chairs, audio equipment, etc.
  • What type of event am I hosting that requires a banquet hall?
  • Do I want a banquet hall that also provides taxi services?
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What to Ask on the Phone
Consider Asking These Questions When Talking on the Phone with Santa Clara County Banquet Hall Representatives

It is important to call the banquet halls in Santa Clara County for verification that they indeed offer the services that you need before you take the time to visit them. Before you make your first call, be sure to prepare a list of questions. When you speak with each possible banquet hall representative, you can write down each one's answers while you are speaking with them. This will allow you to compare answers later in order to determine which banquet halls you should visit. Use the following questions as a guide for creating your own:...

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It is important to call the banquet halls in Santa Clara County for verification that they indeed offer the services that you need before you take the time to visit them. Before you make your first call, be sure to prepare a list of questions. When you speak with each possible banquet hall representative, you can write down each one's answers while you are speaking with them. This will allow you to compare answers later in order to determine which banquet halls you should visit. Use the following questions as a guide for creating your own:

  • Does the hall provide a DJ or will I need to schedule my own?
  • Is there a bar? Will there be a host? Is it cash? Open?
  • Will you provide a catering staff?
  • What types of amenities are accessible?
  • Does the banquet hall provide taxi service if it is needed?
  • Is the banquet hall available for the date and time that I need it?
  • Do you have the ability to host my event outside?
  • Has your company earned and maintained a Diamond Certified rating?
  • What is the seating capacity?
  • Does the hall provide decorations? Can I bring my own decorations?
  • Do you have any receptions set up now that I could view? Or do you have pictures of previous receptions at the hall?
  • What types of packages do you offer?
  • How much do you charge for the rental of the banquet hall? Is there an hourly rate?
  • How long has your banquet hall been in Santa Clara County?
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What to Ask in Person
Consider Asking These Questions When Talking in Person with Santa Clara County Banquet Hall Representatives
Photo: The Freedom Hall & Gardens (2012)

After you have phoned several local banquet halls on the phone in Santa Clara County, including the larger cities of San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, and Milpitas, the next step is to interview your favorite choices in person. Consider asking some of the questions below:...

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After you have phoned several local banquet halls on the phone in Santa Clara County, including the larger cities of San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, and Milpitas, the next step is to interview your favorite choices in person. Consider asking some of the questions below:

  • Does your banquet hall have references that I may check?
  • Are flowers provided by the banquet hall?
  • What type of entertainment is authorized?
  • What are the rules on guests that are unexpected?
  • Will other events be scheduled on the same day as my event?
  • Will tables and chairs be provided?
  • What will be the total cost for my event?
  • Do you have specific vendors or caterers that you recommend?
  • How many events has your banquet hall hosted this year?
  • What is the payment policy?
  • What is the cancellation policy?
  • What is the policy of your banquet hall regarding extension of time?
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What to Ask References
When Talking With Previous Customers of Banquet Halls in Santa Clara County

It's best to find a Diamond Certified banquet halls because all certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other companies can't pass. If you want quality service from a banquet hall in Santa Clara County, you can have confidence choosing a Diamond Certified company. Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified companies. And you'll never be fooled by fake reviews, because all research is performed in live telephone interviews of actual customers....

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It's best to find a Diamond Certified banquet halls because all certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other companies can't pass. If you want quality service from a banquet hall in Santa Clara County, you can have confidence choosing a Diamond Certified company. Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified companies. And you'll never be fooled by fake reviews, because all research is performed in live telephone interviews of actual customers.

If you can't locate a Diamond Certified banquet hall within reach, you'll have to do some research on your own. If you do, it's wise to call some references provided by your local banquet halls.

Keep in mind, though, that references provided to you by the banquet hall are not equal in value to the large random sample of customers surveyed during the Diamond Certified ratings process. That's because references given to customers from companies are cherry-picked instead of randomly selected from all their customers. So the contractors will likely give you a few customers to call that they know are satisfied.

If you do phone references on your own, specifically request a list of the company's 10 most recent customers. This will help avoid them giving you the names of only customers they know were satisfied.

  • Did you feel like the cost of the rental of the banquet hall was reasonable?
  • Would you recommend this banquet hall to your family and friends?
  • What type of event did the banquet hall host for you?
  • What types of services did the banquet hall provide for you? Catering? Open or cash bar? Audio/visual equipment?
  • Were you satisfied with the service from the (banquet hall name)?
  • If you need a banquet hall in the future, will you consider going back to this particular one?
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Review Your Options
Finding the Right Banquet Hall for You in Santa Clara County
The Diamond Certified symbol has been awarded to companies that scored Highest in Quality in an accurate ratings process.

Before deciding on the best banquet hall in Santa Clara County for you, it's important to consider the following questions....

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Before deciding on the best banquet hall in Santa Clara County for you, it's important to consider the following questions.

  • What types of services will I need to hire that are not provided by the banquet hall? For example, catering? Photography? Audio/visual equipment?
  • Which banquet hall provides the privacy and availability that I need?
  • Is my banquet hall of choice well-established in the community with a good reputation?
  • Which banquet hall offers the better service for the price in Santa Clara County, including the larger cities of San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, and Milpitas?
  • Does my banquet hall have good references that I have checked?
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How to Work With
Getting Ready to Sign a Contract With a Banquet Hall in Santa Clara County

Now that you've found a banquet hall in Santa Clara County that meets all of your needs, it's the perfect time to request a written contract. This contract should include all written details on the total price of the banquet hall rental, the services and amenities provided in the cost of the package, any additional services or amenities that you may need and their cost, and the date of the banquet hall rental....

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Now that you've found a banquet hall in Santa Clara County that meets all of your needs, it's the perfect time to request a written contract. This contract should include all written details on the total price of the banquet hall rental, the services and amenities provided in the cost of the package, any additional services or amenities that you may need and their cost, and the date of the banquet hall rental.

Before you sign the contract, carefully read through it and make sure you understand all the terms and limitations. The contract you sign is binding, and should protect your interests as well as those of the banquet hall management. For this reason, never sign a blank or incomplete estimate.

When signing the contract, be sure to write in special requests or verbal agreements. This will protect you and help ensure you get the services you have agreed on. Along with the banquet hall rental date and any special instructions, these add-ons may also include related issues that aren't always covered by a standard contract.

It is important to communicate openly and honestly with the banquet hall management. Be sure to know exactly what you want for your special event that is being hosted by the banquet hall. This way you can get all of the details in writing so that everybody understands the expectations and the cost involved.

When you've reached an agreement, both you and the banquet hall manager should sign and date the contract.

Considerations Before Signing the Service Contract with the Manager of the Banquet Hall
When you're completely satisfied with the information the Santa Clara County banquet hall management has given you, sign the estimate and service agreement. Be sure that the banquet hall manager has a phone number where they can reach you at all times. If there needs to be an adjustment made in the services provided, the banquet hall management must get your final approval. Furthermore, your approval should be noted on the estimate and the invoice.

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Be a Good Customer
Choosing to Be a Great Client of a Banquet Hall

It's the responsibility of the banquet hall to provide quality service. But you play a big part in the success of your banquet hall, too. Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring an banquet hall in Santa Clara County, including the larger cities of San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, and Milpitas....

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It's the responsibility of the banquet hall to provide quality service. But you play a big part in the success of your banquet hall, too. Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring an banquet hall in Santa Clara County, including the larger cities of San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, and Milpitas.

  • Make sure your banquet hall representative has a phone number where they can contact you at all times while they're working with you on your banquet hall event. The work will move along more smoothly if your banquet hall representative can reach you for any necessary updates or questions.
  • Be clear and upfront with the banquet hall representative. Let them know what you want from your banquet halls, the long-term outcome you're expecting and specific ways they can satisfy your expectations.
  • Ask your banquet hall representative if you should call to check on the progress or if he will call you with updates.
  • Before you hire a banquet hall in Santa Clara County, restate your expectations and goals, and reiterate to the banquet hall representative your understanding of the agreement. Most problems with local banquet halls occur because of a breakdown in communication. By being clear about your expectations and theirs, you can avoid most conflicts.
  • When your representative contacts you, return calls promptly to keep the banquet hall event on schedule.
  • Pay for the banquet hall rental promptly.
  • Remember, a friendly smile goes a long way!

Why would you want to be a good customer? Banquet halls in Santa Clara County appreciate customers who are straightforward, honest and easy to work with. Your good customer behavior sets the tone from your end and creates an environment conducive to a good relationship. Things may very well go smoother and any problems may be more easily resolved.

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Check the Work
Using the Invoice to Verify the Banquet Hall Service

When your special event is over, the banquet hall management is required to give you a written invoice. This must include the following information:

  • The name and physical address of the banquet hall
  • A list of all services and amenities purchased or included in the package, including catering services, audio/visual equipment, dance floor, stage, clean-up, decorations
  • An itemized list of the cost of each service and amenity that is not included in the package
  • The total banquet hall cost
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When your special event is over, the banquet hall management is required to give you a written invoice. This must include the following information:

  • The name and physical address of the banquet hall
  • A list of all services and amenities purchased or included in the package, including catering services, audio/visual equipment, dance floor, stage, clean-up, decorations
  • An itemized list of the cost of each service and amenity that is not included in the package
  • The total banquet hall cost
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Top 10 Requests
Popular Types of Events for Renting Banquet Halls in Santa Clara County

Banquet halls in Santa Clara County, including those in the larger cities of Palo Alto, Cupertino, Gilroy, Campbell, and Morgan Hill, host all types of banquet events. The following are the most familiar requests from local banquet halls.

Family Reunions
This is an occasion when many members of an extended family get together. Banquet halls in Santa Clara County are a great choice to host such an event because of their location, services and amenities that can make hosting a family reunion easier and less stressful....

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Banquet halls in Santa Clara County, including those in the larger cities of Palo Alto, Cupertino, Gilroy, Campbell, and Morgan Hill, host all types of banquet events. The following are the most familiar requests from local banquet halls.

Family Reunions
This is an occasion when many members of an extended family get together. Banquet halls in Santa Clara County are a great choice to host such an event because of their location, services and amenities that can make hosting a family reunion easier and less stressful.

Corporate Banquets
This is a large meal complete with main courses and desserts for people involved in a large corporation or company. Usually a business banquet serves a purpose such as a charitable gathering, a celebration, or a ceremony. A business banquet often includes speeches in honor of someone.

Cocktail Parties
This is a party typically held in the afternoon or early evening in which cocktails are served.

Funeral Dinners
This is a dinner held for the family and close friends of a loved one who has recently passed away.

Business Banquets
This is a large meal complete with main courses and desserts for business people. Usually a business banquet serves a purpose such as a charitable gathering, a celebration, or a ceremony. A business banquet often includes speeches in honor of someone.

Anniversary Party Banquets
This is a large meal complete with main courses and desserts in celebration of an anniversary. Usually these are commemorative anniversaries such as the 50th wedding anniversary or 25th wedding anniversary.

Bridal Shower Banquets
This is a large meal complete with main courses and desserts for a bride-to-be coupled with a gift-giving party held in anticipation of her wedding.

Birthday Party Banquets
This is a large meal complete with main courses and desserts in honor of someone's birthday.

Baby Showers
This is a celebration in honor of the pending or recent birth of a child. Usually gifts are presented to the parents of the child.

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If Things Go Wrong
The Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee for Banquet Hall Rentals

Diamond Certified companies are backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. If the banquet hall you've rented is Diamond Certified and you can't resolve the issue by talking with the owner, contact the mediation department at info@diamondcertified.org or call 800-738-1138....

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Diamond Certified companies are backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. If the banquet hall you've rented is Diamond Certified and you can't resolve the issue by talking with the owner, contact the mediation department at info@diamondcertified.org or call 800-738-1138.

End Conflict Quickly with a Santa Clara County Banquet Hall
Most people have great experiences with banquet halls in Santa Clara County. However, there are times when unfortunate circumstances arise. If you are not completely satisfied with your local banquet hall service, there are options to help you find a solution to the problem.

First of all, if you have a concern or complaint regarding the service or amenities offered at your banquet hall of choice, immediately request a supervisor or manager. The best way to solve problems is to speak directly with the banquet hall management. This will minimize conflict and solve the problem quickly.

When you are speaking with the banquet hall management, follow these guidelines:

  • Thoroughly explain the problem. Detail what you see as a fair outcome.
  • Be sure that your banquet hall manager recognizes that you are willing to compromise or negotiate a mutually beneficial agreement.
  • Review the specifications of the contract and do your best to verbally resolve any problems.
  • If you are not able to reach a suitable compromise, file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau as a last resort.
  • Remain polite and speak in a calm manner.

Be sure to document your concerns with the banquet hall service in writing. Also write down the banquet hall management's response to your complaints in case you need records for arbitration in the future.

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Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Terms for Clients of Banquet Halls
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Below are key banquet hall terms and descriptions that will help you navigate your way through your banquet hall & reception venue experience from beginning to end.

BBQ banquets
This is a meal that consists of several different types of BBQ, which are meats grilled in highly seasoned sauces, and desserts served at a banquet which usually serves a purpose such as a charitable gathering, a celebration, or a ceremony.

Also known as: banquet facilities, banquets, banquet halls, best bar b que, banquet locations...

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Below are key banquet hall terms and descriptions that will help you navigate your way through your banquet hall & reception venue experience from beginning to end.

BBQ banquets
This is a meal that consists of several different types of BBQ, which are meats grilled in highly seasoned sauces, and desserts served at a banquet which usually serves a purpose such as a charitable gathering, a celebration, or a ceremony.

Also known as: banquet facilities, banquets, banquet halls, best bar b que, banquet locations

breakfast banquets
This is a banquet, which usually serves a purpose such as a charitable gathering, a celebration, or a ceremony, that is held for breakfast which is the first meal of the day, usually eaten in the morning.

Also known as: breakfast buffets, continental breakfast menu, breakfast banquet, breakfast catering, hotel with breakfast, catering breakfast menu, wedding banquet halls, gourmet breakfast menu, catering for breakfast, breakfast rooms, breakfasts

buffet banquets
This is a meal that consists of several main courses and desserts from which guests serve themselves at a banquet which usually serves a purpose such as a charitable gathering, a celebration, or a ceremony.

Also known as: buffet items, banquet buffet, banquet buffet set up, buffets menus, catering buffet menus, buffet menu items, buffet banquet, menu for buffet

catering
This is a professional service that provides food and drink at social events.

Also known as: wedding catering, catering supplies, wedding caterers, catering magazine, caterers, event catering, catering menu, catering services, catering service

Chinese food banquets
This is a meal that consists of several main courses and desserts that are of Chinese cuisine for guests that are gathered together for the purpose of a charitable event, a celebration, or a ceremony.

cocktail bar service
Also known as: wedding bar service, mobile bar, mobile bartending services, food service companies, bartending services, mobile service bar, mobile bar service, mobile bartending, mobile bartending service, food service suppliers, bartending service

custom menu selection
This is a reference to customizing your menu based on personal specifications for a catering service.

dessert party catering
This is a professional service that provides desserts for a party.

event planning
This is a reference to planning all of the details for an event such as a banquet or a party. Event planning takes into consideration the room entertainment, decorations , lighting, catering service, parking, the venue, etc.

Also known as: event planning salary, event planning jobs, event planning software, corporate event planning companies, event planning internships, event planning tools, event planning template, event planning careers, event planning education, event planning forms, event planning supplies, event planning form

event set-up and clean-up
This is a reference to setting up for an event which includes decorating, setting up tables, setting up the sound system, etc., as well as cleaning up after the event in order to leave a room in the same condition as it was before the event was held.

Also known as: easy set up tents, property clean up services, set up your website, clean up crew, easy to set up tents, party clean up service, conference room set up, easy tents to set up

food preparation
This is a reference to preparing food for an event. This includes purchasing, preparing, and cooking the food that will be served at the event.

Also known as: food preparation course, raw food preparation, disposable food preparation gloves, kitchen utensils list, food preparation certification, food preparation techniques

food service
This is the practice or business of making, transporting, and serving prepared foods, as in a restaurant or as a catering service for events.

Also known as: food service industry, food service manager, food service warehouse, food service companies, food service suppliers, food service providers, food service equipment

gourmet banquets
This is a meal that consists of several main courses and desserts that are of gourmet cuisine for guests that are gathered together for the purpose of a charitable event, a celebration, or a ceremony.

Also known as: banquet food, banquet menu samples, banquet event, gourmet events, food banquet, banquet business, banquet of food, banquet menu samples

grand opening banquets
This is a meal that consists of several main courses and desserts or guests that are gathered together for the purpose of a grand opening ceremony.

Hawaiian banquets
This is a meal that consists of several main courses and desserts that are of Hawaiaan cuisine for guests that are gathered together for the purpose of a charitable event, a celebration, or a ceremony.

Also known as: banquets, banquet rooms, Hawaiian banquet, banquet restaurants, banquet food, banquet caterer, restaurants banquet rooms, banquets catering, Hawaii tropical

holiday party banquets
This is a meal that consists of several main courses and desserts for guests that are gathered together for the purpose of a celebrating a holiday.

Also known as: company holiday party, company holiday party ideas, corporate holiday party ideas, office holiday party ideas, holiday office party ideas, banquets, banquet rooms, party rooms, holiday party planning, company holiday parties, planning a holiday party, holiday work party ideas

hors de oeuvres service
This is a professional service that provides hors de oeuvres at social events.

Also known as: catering services, cold hors de oeuvres, wedding banquet, catering services prices, catering hors de oeuvres, wedding catering services, banquet services, catering a wedding, hors de oeuvres catering, catering for a wedding

Indian food banquets
This is a meal that consists of several main courses and desserts that are of Indian cuisine for guests that are gathered together for the purpose of a charitable event, a celebration, or a ceremony.

Italian food banquets
This is a meal that consists of several main courses and desserts that are of Italian cuisine for guests that are gathered together for the purpose of a charitable event, a celebration, or a ceremony.

kids' parties
This is a party specially designed for entertaining children.

Also known as: kids birthday party ideas, kids party places, kids party supplies, kids party favors, kids party themes, kids party, kids party invitations, kids birthday party themes, kids birthday party places, places for kids birthday parties, kids birthday parties, kids party games

kosher menus
These are menus that feature foods that conform to Jewish dietary laws as outlined in the Bible.

luncheons
This is a formal lunch or an afternoon party at which a light meal is served.

Also known as: luncheon menu ideas, Christmas luncheon ideas, luncheon invitation wording, ladies luncheon recipes, luncheon invitation template, luncheon menu, luncheon napkins, luncheon invitation, ladies luncheon, holiday luncheon ideas

marketing event banquets
This is a meal that consists of several main courses and desserts for guests that are gathered together for the purpose of a marketing (or sales) event.

Also known as: marketing an event, marketing events, event planning, marketing event planner, marketing event, event planner, marketing at events, party planner, wedding reception halls, planning an event, marketing event planning, banquets and catering, marketing event ideas

Mexican food banquets
This is a meal that consists of several main courses and desserts that are of Mexican cuisine for guests that are gathered together for the purpose of a charitable event, a celebration, or a ceremony.

outdoor banquets
This is a meal served outdoors that consists of several main courses and desserts for the purpose of a charitable event, a celebration, or a ceremony.

Also known as: banquet facilities, wedding banquet halls, outdoor wedding venues, banquets, waterfront wedding venues, outdoor weddings, banquet halls, wedding locations, wedding banquet, outdoor wedding locations, outdoor wedding ideas, wedding banquets, wedding banquet hall, country wedding

party planning services
These are services that help you plan a party. They take into consideration decorations , lighting, catering service, entertainment, the venue, etc.

Also known as: party planning, party planning business, event planning service, party planning service, event planning, event planner, wedding planning services, kids party planning, event planning companies, party planning checklist, party planner, planning a party, event planning company

quinceanera banquets
This is a meal that consists of several main courses and desserts for guests that are gathered together for the purpose of celebrating a girl's 15th birthday, marking her passage from childhood to adulthood.

Also known as: banquet halls, banquets, banquet dresses, receptions for weddings, wedding receptions, reception halls, special event dresses, prom dresses cheap, wedding banquet halls, wedding reception halls, wedding receptions

seminar banquets
This is a meal that consists of several main courses and desserts for guests that are gathered together for the purpose of a conference or other meeting for discussion or training.

Also known as: banquets, hotels with meeting rooms, banquet halls, wedding banquet halls, meeting rooms, business meeting venues, beautiful banquet halls, business meeting room, event rooms, meeting facility, hotels meeting rooms

special event banquets
This is a meal that consists of several main courses and desserts for guests that are gathered together for the purpose of a special event.

Also known as: event banquet halls, special events venues, event venues, event centers, event locations, special event venues, special event companies, the event company, event company, corporate special events, top wedding sites, the events company, banquet and events, special event company

table decorating
This is a reference to decorating the tables at an event. Table decorating includes table cloths, candles, greenery, table settings, etc.

Also known as: wedding table decorations, table decorating ideas, table decor, table decoration ideas, bridal shower table decorations, table decorating themes, wedding table decoration ideas, table decorations, table decorations ideas, graduation decorations

VIP dinner banquets
This is a meal that consists of several main courses and desserts for guests that are gathered together for the purpose of a being honored as a VIP (Very Important Person).

Also known as: formal dining, breakfast menus, hotel party rooms, banquets, wedding dinner menu, VIP dinner, breakfast menu, catering menus

wine tasting service
This is a service that lets you sample of a number of wines in order to experience different aromas and flavors of wine.

Also known as: wine tasting, wine tasting services, private wine tasting, wine tasting events

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FAQ for Local Banquet Halls

Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified banquet hall?...

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Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified banquet hall?
A: Diamond Certified helps you choose a banquet hall with confidence by offering a list of top-rated local companies who have passed the country's most in-depth rating process. Only banquet halls rated Highest in Quality earn the prestigious Diamond Certified award. Most companies can't pass the ratings. American Ratings Corporation also monitors every Diamond Certified company with ongoing research and ratings. And your purchase is backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. So you'll feel confident choosing a Diamond Certified banquet hall.

Q: If a banquet hall claims to be exclusive, what does that mean?
A: That means that you will be the only client on your special day. That means that the staff will be completely focused on making your event everything you want it to be. An exclusive banquet hall party offers you privacy and personal attention.

Q: Can I customize the menu at a banquet hall?
A: Most banquet halls that have catering services offer the option of customizing the menu. Many banquet halls provide a number of cuisines, including Japanese, Chinese, Indian, vegetarian, and vegan menus, among others.

Q: How far out do I have to book a banquet hall?
A: This depends on the availability of your particular date. Typically people book about nine months out. However, sometimes you will be able to book a banquet hall as little as six weeks out. If you need the banquet hall for a luncheon or a single-day event, you may be able to book it with as little as two weeks notice.

Q: How much does a banquet hall cost?
A: There are various packages available at most quality banquet halls, so it depends on what services you require. Pricing typically depends on the time of the day, the day of the week, and the day of the year.

Q: Do I need to put down a deposit at the signing of the contract?
A: Most banquet halls do require a deposit in order to ensure that the hall will be available when you need it. The rest of the payment is typically due on the evening of the banquet unless other arrangements are made with the management.

Q: Is the cost of tables, linens and chairs included in the cost of the banquet hall?
A: This depends on the package that you purchase. Usually tables, chairs and linens are priced individually, so the more guests you have, the more expensive the overall cost. When you rent the tables, linens, and chairs from the banquet hall, it usually includes delivery, set up and pickup.

Q: Can I bring my own liquor into the banquet hall on the day of my event?
A: No. In order to serve liquor, a banquet hall must have a liquor license. For this reason, a facility may not allow outside liquor.

Q: Are there limitations regarding the type of decor I set up?
A: Most banquet halls will not allow you to use tacks or nails in the walls. Usually, however, you may use tape if it is needed.

Q: Can I work with any vendor, or do I have to work with the preferred vendor that the banquet hall recommends?
A: Usually, a banquet hall will allow you to work with any vendor of choice. They usually do have preferred vendors of choice, however.

Q: How does an open bar at a banquet hall operate?
A: If you choose to do an open bar at a banquet hall, you tell the bar tender the amount that you would like to put on the bar. For example, if you could put $600 on the bar. Then if your guests consume $450 of it, the banquet hall will refund your remaining $150 dollars.

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Consumer Agencies
Licensing and Associations for Local Banquet Halls

ABC California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (www.abc.ca.gov)
ACEP Association of Catering and Event Professionals (http://www.acep.com/)
BBB Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.com/)
CCFMA Convenience Caterers & Food Manufacturers Association (http://www.mobilecaterers.com/)
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs (www.dca.ca.gov)...

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ABC California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (www.abc.ca.gov)
ACEP Association of Catering and Event Professionals (http://www.acep.com/)
BBB Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.com/)
CCFMA Convenience Caterers & Food Manufacturers Association (http://www.mobilecaterers.com/)
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs (www.dca.ca.gov)

DHS California Department of Health Services (www.dhs.ca.gov)
ICA International Caterers Association (http://www.icacater.org/)
NACE National Association of Catering Executives (http://www.nace.net/)
SFM Society for Foodservice Management (http://www.sfm-online.org/)
SF NACE Santa Clara County Bay Area NACE (http://www.sanfrancisconace.net/)

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