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4 Great Ways to Utilize a Full-service Event Company for Your Wedding Day

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One of the easiest ways to cut down on stress leading up to your big day is to get all your vendors and services sorted out and hired early on in the planning process. One of our favorite tips for the planning process is to utilize vendors that can handle multiple services and cut down on your time spent searching for and communicating with your chosen wedding professionals.

Sterling Events is a full-service catering and event company. They have been catering and planning extraordinary events in and around Austin for over two decades. Whether at an offsite venue or one of their own versatile spaces, there are many ways a full-service event company can help make your wedding dreams come true. Along with catering, they also offer china, flatware, glassware, linens, tables and chairs to their clients for a one-stop shopping opportunity and cutting out the need to hire an outside rental company. Catering can be handled with ease as well! Sterling Events catering offers award winning menus with extensive options for all tastes. From themed buffets, innovative Station buffets, butler-passed hors d’oeuvres, to seated multi-course meals, they provide a vast selection for every palette and budget. Below, find four ways that you can utilize a full-service event company such as Sterling Events for your wedding day.

1. Bar Service

If you have already found your perfect venue, Sterling Events can offer you offsite catering and bar service. Many fantastic venue options do not include an onsite bar, so why not have this detail taken care of along with your catering service. Sterling Events is fully licensed and insured. They can provide bar packages including hosted bars, bar necessities (your alcohol), cash bars and consumption bars. All the bartenders are TABC certified. They can provide plastic ware or glassware with your bar service.

2. Offsite Weddings

Sterling Events is the preferred vendor to Austin’s finest wedding venues. Boasting a family of exclusive partnerships and their own Sterling Event Center and the Travis County Exposition Center, they can match you with the location of your dream wedding. They have catered offsite venues like LBJ Library, the Blanton Museum and UT Campus, but they can also accomodate a wedding celebration at a cherished family home or even a rustic ranch field—the only limit is your imagination.

With their capability of setting up an offsite catering kitchen, Sterling Events can transform any location into a dream wedding venue. One of their favorite past weddings involved transforming a ranch field to a tented fantasy for 400 people serving gourmet, chef manned culinary stations which included a pasta station, lobster mac & cheese, and carved prime rib. They have catered many unique spaces; from a buffet station dinner nestled amongst the artwork at the Blanton Museum, a romantic villa with seated dinner and wine pairing, and hill country mansions with butler passed dinner courses. Your options are endless!

3. Onsite Weddings

If you really want the one-stop-shop vendor experience, The Sterling Event Center is located five minutes from downtown Austin, adjacent to the Crown Plaza. The Center has three ballrooms that feature custom crystal chandeliers, separate bride & groom quarters, and a spectacular courtyard for ceremonies creating a grand total of 6,000 sq. ft. of event space. The space can be divided by frosted glass retractable walls, with custom LED lighting options,  into three separate spaces of 1500 sq. ft. each. The Event Center can accommodate 400 people cocktail, 300 seated, or 200 with a large dance floor.

Another of Sterling Event's available venues is the Travis County Exposition Center which has several options for weddings. The Skyline Club, a 10,000 sq. ft. dining hall and club room, offers sweeping views of the Austin skyline and features two built-in bars. Capacity is up to 450, dependent on the type of event and room configuration. The Skyline Club’s 1,500 sq. ft. balcony provides a spectacular view of Austin and the State Capitol.

Need more space? The Banquet Hall, also located at the Travis County Exposition Center, is one of the largest meeting rooms available in Austin with 20,000 sq. ft. of incredibly versatile space. This area can accommodate any combination of dining and dancing. Some of the special amenities are a towering 18-foot ceiling, full sound system and permanent 110 sq. ft. room that can be used as a dressing room or getting ready space. Depending on the event, the Banquet Hall has a capacity of 800-1000 people.

4. Bridal Showers or Rehearsal Dinners

To round out your wedding festivities, Sterling Events also offers packages for bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. You and your guests can enjoy exquisite plated dinners at these fun celebrations leading up to the grand event of your wedding ceremony and reception.

The rehearsal dinner is an exciting time for the bridal party and close family to come together in a less formal atmosphere to celebrate prior to your big event. With all of the effort of planning your wedding day, the last thing you want to do is spend hours planning the rehearsal dinner. The experienced team at Sterling Events will help you plan all of your wedding rehearsal dinner details. What a wonderful way to let your guests get to know one another!

From the first contact to a lifetime of beautiful memories, Sterling Events is ready to serve you. Their main focus is out-of-this-world service and presentation with a personal touch. Sterling Events, making extraordinary affordable.

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