On Saturday, my mum & dad will reach the milestone of 50 years married and despite their protestations, I decided to organise a low-key get together to celebrate.
I thought of a few venues I thought would be nice but they were terrible communicators and didn't seem to want the business.
I stumbled across a caterer who does some fabulous looking food but I wasn't sure about where to eat said fabulous food.
I found a very local company which brings high tea, including tables, cloths, crockery etc to your venue then packs it all up and does the dishes at the end. That sounds like a service I would want but I still didn't have a venue.......
I eventually decided on the RSL club not far from them. It's not fancy but the food is decent, there is on-site parking and good access for me and the elderly folks. The thing that really won me over was the fact that the function co-ordinator actually phoned back!
We are not able to use a function room because the get-together will be at lunch time but I thought we could create a little bit of separation from the other patrons by using the balcony.
Now there is a polar vortex forecast for the weekend and the balcony idea isn't looking so hot!