Top Restaurants in Nashville for Hosting Private Dinner Meetings

Nashville’s calling and its popularity is soaring! It seems like everywhere you turn the city of Nashville has been declared the top this or best that. Located on the Cumberland River, the city of Nashville has been cultivated from a history immersed in music and a culture created from its diversity. Home to numerous fine dining establishments it has quickly become a must-visit destination in the US and the reason why meeting planners are taking note and planning meetings and events there. When it comes to venue site selections for private dinner meetings, look no further. We have compiled a list in alphabetical order of the Top Restaurants in Nashville for Hosting Private Dinner Meetings: (Click or scroll down for more information) 1808 Grille Cabana Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Husk Restaurant Maggiano’s Little Italy Morton’s The Steakhouse The Palm Restaurant Prima Ruth’s Chris Steak House Sinema Restaurant & Bar The Southern Steak & Oyster Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill How do we know this? In 2004, we began providing onsite meeting management services in Nashville and have been fortunate to work in many of its eating establishments. Managing private dinner meetings in these restaurants has provided us with key insight into which ones work best for these types of meetings and why. For the last 13 years, we’ve been collecting valuable data provided to us from our meeting professionals who have worked in these restaurants. We analyze their reviews and rating scores with criteria deemed vital when planning a private dinner meeting. A sample of these considerations include: aesthetics of private dining room, making note of its...

Meet Our Member – Vegas Style

We realize and appreciate the incredible talent we have pooled together in our nationwide network of meeting professionals. Because of this, I thought it would be interesting to showcase some of that expertise in a new blog series entitled “Meet Our Member”.  I hope that by sharing this information, you are provided with insight into what our members experience working in the meeting and event management industry. To begin, I thought we’d venture out west and even though the old saying goes, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”, in this case we’re going to share! I’ve had the privilege of working with this incredible meeting professional since 2007 and a few years ago, while visiting Vegas, I was fortunate to meet her in person. She’s a skilled and experienced pro who continuously ensures the success of the meetings and events she manages. It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Kathy.  Having lived in Las Vegas all your life, what do you enjoy most about the area? I enjoy so many things about it, let’s start with the weather. Although it’s extremely hot for several months during the year, I remind people that the airport, transportation vehicles, hotels, restaurants and theaters are all air-conditioned, so unless they plan on staying outdoors the entire time they are here, they will not suffer from the heat. Also, I love the entertainment here which is coupled by the fact that we live in a town that is open 24 hours a day! You can virtually go shopping or do whatever you want whenever you want. I’ve traveled the world and there are many...

Best Restaurants for Dinner Meetings in Las Vegas

Are you planning on hosting a private dinner meeting in Las Vegas in the coming months? Well, there’s good news because we’re able offer guidance when tackling the site selection process. We’ve collected valuable information meeting planners will find useful when looking to contract with a Las Vegas restaurant. Listed at a glance in alphabetical order, here are the top restaurants for hosting a private dinner meeting in Las Vegas: (Click or scroll down for more information) The Capital Grill Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar – Summerlin Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar – Town Square Maggiano’s Little Italy – Las Vegas McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant Morton’s Steakhouse Roy’s Restaurant Over the past 13 years, GCG Event Partners has been providing onsite meeting management services in Las Vegas, managing corporate dinner meetings on behalf of our clients. It’s the local meeting professionals we contract with to manage these dinner meetings, who have given us detailed feedback based on specific criteria we’ve requested. These reviews then grant us key insight into the service a venue provides for these types of dinner meetings. Primary examples of what is included in a venue evaluation include: aesthetics of private dining room including its location within the restaurant how the dining room accommodations fit the meeting’s requirements availability for registration set-up and whether space is provided inside or outside of meeting room attentiveness from restaurant management quality of the food and beverage performance of wait staff convenience of travel to venue location and parking options Businesses across all industries rely heavily on the ability to host...

Top Restaurants to Host Medical Dinner Meetings in NYC

Because the venue is your attendees’ first impression of what to expect from your medical dinner meeting, selecting one can prove to be a difficult task. GCG Event Partners has alleviated that challenge by providing you with a resourceful list of the Best Restaurants in New York City to Host your next Medical Dinner Meeting. Since we believe all of these restaurants will suit your needs well, we have listed them here in alphabetical order: (Click or scroll down for more information) Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse Brassiere 8.5 Carmine’s Charlie Palmer Steak NY King’s Carriage House Morton’s The Steakhouse Osteria Cotta Palm Restaurant – Tribeca Parlor Steak & Fish Ruth’s Chris Steak House State Grill & Bar Criteria  We compiled a list of key factors that meeting planners consider most important when contracting with a restaurant for a dinner meeting. We then compared those factors against the thousands of restaurant reviews we have collected. Some of the notable attributes that helped each restaurant find its spot on our list include: Suitable, closed-off private dining room space with flexible room set-up options Registration accommodations set outside of the private dining room or well-situated inside the room Superior quality of food and beverage Exceptional service with an attentive staff Restaurant management’s adherence to Pharma regulations Convenient location with access to parking and transportation services Appropriate room acoustics for AV and/or Speaker presentation How Were These Venues Chosen? Since 2003, GCG Event Partners has been providing onsite meeting management services in New York City. During this time, we have had the privilege of working in a large number of its local restaurants,...

What a Venue Site Inspection Can Do for You

A meeting planner’s to-do list is as long as it is arduous, however, there are a few tasks that can be delegated right from the get-go. Let’s imagine that the big undertaking of selecting the destination city you’re going to host your upcoming event has been taken care of. The next important decision you’re faced with is selecting a venue. Given the many factors you’ll need to consider, its key to create a well-thought out plan to determine if a venue is in alignment with the overall concept and specifications required for your event. When deciding on where to host your event, nothing can take the place of being physically present to view the property and take in all of its nuances with a discriminating eye for detail. Online web research is helpful, but unfortunately it can only get you so far. When circumstances prevent you from being able to visit a venue in person, whether it be due to budget constraints and/or a busy work schedule, there’s a viable option out there for you. And why not take advantage of a task that can be delegated by hiring a local meeting professional to complete a venue site inspection on your behalf? For the sake of this blog, let’s call this person a Local Venue Site Inspector. What is a Local Venue Site Inspector you ask? Well, the term refers to a meeting professional who lives in close proximity to the venues you’re interested in hosting your event. This person will visit the venues and serve as your local representation on the ground, performing as an extension of you....

Vendor Relationships and Responsiveness

Spring is upon us! Well, almost. With 2016 well underway, people have returned from the long mental checkout of the holidays and are fully back in the swing of things. That means events, events, and more events. The routine of once-again refreshing the vendor list and inserting photographer tab A into event slot B is back up and running. What makes a trusted planner is the track record of great events they’ve put on, but dig deeper, and it’s the vendors who are the parts who create the sum. People remember specifics from events…the decor, the food, the music, the knick-knacks, the gaudy outfits, the great speeches. All of these components have someone behind the curtain, and chances are, you’ve used them in a repeat capacity since they’ve been reliable, well-received and on-point. While most people focus on the vendor’s duty to keep the planner happy so they stay on the vendor list, the responsibility of the planner to keep the vendor happy is very much underestimated. Dig deeper into the vendor-planner relationship and a specific trouble point crops up over and over again – responsiveness. Too often, a planner doesn’t get up to date feedback from a client, and therefore leaves the vendor hanging out to dry. This lack of communication and real-time feedback puts the vendor in a bad place, and makes it difficult for them to commit to an event. In worst cases, this state of limbo forces them to lose out on other jobs as they wait for answers that never show up on time. Therefore, in order to keep vendors happy and keep your...