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End of year celebrations!

End of year celebrations!

7 November 2018

Planning a university ball?

As the festive party season approaches, you may be thinking of an even bigger party which you’re looking forward to next year. If you’re graduating from university in 2019 it’s likely that there will be a ball to celebrate the end of your course; a final celebration before friends move off to pastures new.

If you’re on the organising committee of your university ball, we know it can sometimes be a challenge to organise such a large event, so we thought we’d share some key points with you.  Firstly, your starting point should be choosing and booking your venue.

Secure the venue

It’s likely that you’ll have a rough date in mind, to coincide with the end of exams, so confirm with your venue the available dates, and get this booked. You’ll need to have an idea of numbers to ensure your chosen venue can accommodate you. The room size should fit your numbers and celebration perfectly, if the room’s too big people will rattle around, and if it’s too small, then not everyone will be able to come!

Celebrating in central Manchester

The Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, located in the heart of Manchester, and overlooking Piccadilly gardens is the perfect venue for your university ball. The hotel is ideally situated and easily accessible for those travelling by public transport or car. With a number of event rooms, the hotel is the ideal choice no matter what size event room you’re looking for.

Food options

Are you looking for a formal sit down meal, or informal buffet? Discuss your choices with your chosen venue. At the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly we can cater for your university ball whatever your preferred food choices. If you have any guests with any allergies, or special dietary requirements, we can discuss this with you too, and advise on suitable dishes.

Themed decorations

If you want a theme for your ball, check your venue can help. From providing suggestions if you’re struggling for ideas (or just too busy to think about it!), to colour co-ordinated decorations, or added extras, such as an arrival drink. The added extras can make all the difference.

With years of experience, the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel is renowned for hosting stylish, and fun events. From live bands, DJ, and even a fun photo booth. The finishing touches will make your university ball one to remember.

Looking for a venue in Manchester to host your university ball? Look no further. The Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel is the ideal location, just call our events team today.