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4 Tips To Help You Organize A Family Reunion

By Lillian Miller, Events Coordinator   Organizing a big family reunion can be intimidating, but it should be fun and exciting! Seeing your relatives from all over come together is an extraordinary time. From bonding over years of memories, sharing food, and learning family recipes, it is a special event you will make memories to…

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5 Tips To Stay Stress-Free While Planning Your Holiday Events

By Lillian Miller, Events Coordinator The holiday season is approaching, which means lots of planning, decorating, and cooking. With so much to do, it can be a very stressful time of the year. Navigating it all alone can be very strenuous, overwhelming, and time-consuming. It would be nice to relax during the holidays, spend time…

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Thanksgiving Family Reunion Ideas and Where To Host Them

By Christine Flanagan, Marketing Manager & Facilities Coordinator   The summer months are a popular time for families to host annual family reunions. However, with limited availability and sometimes higher travel costs during peak periods, it’s not the right time for everyone. Since Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate and give thanks, it’s ideal for…

Outdoor Fall Wedding

Interesting Outdoor Wedding Venue Ideas This Fall

By: Davina Applewhite, Front Desk Associate   The arrival of fall brings the perfect weather for outdoor weddings. During this season, your wedding guests won’t have to worry about sweating in their seats as they watch you exchange vows, nor will they be constantly huddled around a fire pit for warmth during cocktail hour. The…

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Rules To Follow When Attending A Business Event

By: Davina Applewhite   If you’ve been invited to a work or business event venue, you may realize that it’s much different than attending any other event, such as a wedding or birthday party. There are specific (and often unspoken) rules to follow to aid in making this type of event productive. Whether you are…

Social Event Celebration and Planning

The Ultimate Guide To Social Event Planning

By Davina Applewhite Are you looking to throw a fun-filled birthday bash for a momentous milestone? Or maybe you’re in charge of getting your family together for the next reunion. Is it your responsibility to host a networking event for a major company? Regardless of the details, planning a social event is no easy feat. This guide…

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5 Interesting Ideas For Your Fall Events

By Davina Applewhite As the sweet summer heat is replaced by crisp, fresh air and chilly breezes that shake the orange leaves of trees, one of the best times to host your special event is fall. Suppose you’re planning an event in the fall season. In that case, you may be wondering how to incorporate…

Multicultural Wedding

Come Together with our Multicultural Wedding Planning Tips

By Davina Applewhite, Front Desk Associate  Planning a cultural wedding can be difficult when most of what is seen of the wedding industry depicts and adheres to modern, American traditional styles. No matter your culture, ethnic background, or vision for your wedding, it’s essential you celebrate your wedding in a way that also represents you,…

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Important Things to Keep In Mind When Planning an Event

By Troy Bailey, Catering Coordinator Choosing the perfect venue for your social event can seem like a daunting task. While considering all the factors it takes to build an event from start to finish, it does not have to be as challenging as one might believe. Here are a few key points to consider as a client…

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Picking a Theme for Your Event

By Davina Applewhite, Front Desk Associate Whether you’re planning an extravagant wedding, an action-packed family reunion, or a surprise birthday party, organizing any event can be difficult to navigate. That’s why we aim to make event planning a stress-free and exciting process for you at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront! One of the first things…

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Top Wedding Cake Traditions And What Do They Mean!

By: Amber Ellis, Catering Sales Manager Many people eagerly await the wedding cake as much as seeing the bride in her white gown coming down the aisle. It is one of the most important components of a wedding reception. The wedding cake is also a symbol of unity for the newlywed couple after tying the…

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Wedding Dress Trends of 2022

By: Davina Applewhite “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” If you’re a bride, it’s inevitable that you’ve heard plenty of platitudes, just like this one, in regards to your big day. Some of these could refer to proper etiquette to abide by in order to please guests or, even, superstitions that prevent your…

Wine

Pairing the Wine and Food the Right Way for Your Celebration!

By: Christine Flanagan You’ve thought of all the little details to make your special event memorable for you and your guests so let us provide you with tips on pairing the perfect wines to go with your menu.  Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or enjoy a casual glass of wine now and then…

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Look what Suffolk Conference Center’s Meeting Space can offer you!

From large corporate gatherings to intimate weddings, look at what Suffolk Conference Center’s Meeting Space can offer you! Finding the right meeting space for your event can be a tedious process.  There are many variables to consider such as the location of your event, the number of people attending, and if you will serve meals. …

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Family Reunion Location: Things To Consider Before You Decide

Family Reunions are a great way to stay in contact and reconnect with family.  It is also the perfect time to welcome new additions to the family.  When booking your family reunion, things you should consider before you decide are: Budget Where/What City When/Date of the Reunion Venue Itinerary  Family Reunions are perfect to celebrate…

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Best Time to Get Married in Suffolk

The best time to get married in Suffolk is really…ANY TIME!  May, June, and October are the most popular wedding months. These dates tend to fill up very quickly since demand is very high. If you aren’t locked into a specific month then look at popular seasonal wedding trends to help determine your perfect wedding…