Choose Your Venue
The most common locale is the hotel where guests are staying; it’s convenient and you may get a discounted rate. For a fun alternative, says NYC event planner JoAnn Gregoli, consider a rooftop restaurant or garden to impart "a relaxed, airy feel." A new brunch trend is to add an activity. Sasha Souza, a Napa-based event producer and 2004 MB Trendsetter, suggests reserving space in a museum and having mini egg sandwiches and pancakes passed as guests view the paintings. A relative or friend’s home can be the most personal and least expensive option, as you won’t have to rent the space or pay for waitstaff. Just be sure there are enough seats, rest rooms and parking spots for all.