Planning an Event at Pointe Orlando
When you come to Pointe Orlando, one of the first things you may think about would be how to schedule a special event at the property. One thing to keep in mind at the very beginning is that Pointe Orlando is unlike most other surrounding places when organizing events. Here is a general guide on what to expect when planning an event at Pointe Orlando, and what the property can provide for your event.
If you are concerned about the crowd size for your event, then Pointe Orlando will set you at ease! No matter what size your crowd is (for example, let’s say you plan on having around 1,000 people attend), Pointe Orlando can accommodate you as it is located on 17 spacious acres in the heart of the convention district. For larger crowds, Main Event Entertainment is the ideal headquarters for your event as it has a total capacity of 1,200. Main Event Entertainment has over 55,000 square feet of space to work with, packing pure entertainment in activities like bowling, billiards, a gravity ropes course, and more. Main Event Entertainment can accommodate various kinds of events, whether you throw a corporate event, a school field trip, or an adult social celebration.
Alternatively, you can share your event between a few different venues at Pointe Orlando. For example, if your event has around 1,500 people, you can split attendance between venues like Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar and The Hampton Social. Cuba Libre has a total capacity of 1,000 and The Hampton Social has a total capacity of 400 seated and 600 reception. Cuba Libre has an open-air setting, a tropical ambiance, vintage décor, and cheerful Latin music that will help set the mood for your event.
Venues like Cuba Libre and The Hampton Social specialize in making events private, depending on what event planners want. The Hampton Social offers both private and semi-private spaces so that you can accommodate specific guests for your event. Before planning an event, it is also important what type of event you are going to throw for your guests. If you choose a venue like Cuba Libre, you would most likely be throwing a group party where family and friends get together for dance parties. The Hampton Social is an ideal setting for a special occasion like a wedding.
The types of events you throw also depend on what kind of themes you want to have. Perhaps your family relatives and friends are more into Italian cuisine than Cuban cuisine. In that case, Maggiano’s Little Italy can hook you up with a special event. You can reserve tables for guests when scheduling an event at Maggiano’s, and this restaurant has a separate catering menu that is tailored towards the needs of your guests. Maggiano’s Little Italy offers a banquet-style presentation where you and your guests can have generous portions of food. Small part-sized pans feed 8 people and large pans feed up to 16 people.
If you are specifically into weddings and want that cozy setting that families can enjoy, then Pointe Orlando has got you covered in the form of a venue called Taverna Opa. Happy Hour is every day at Taverna Opa from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and there are plenty of opportunities to make reservations for tables when setting up a feast. Taverna Opa is unique when it comes to group dining, and seating capacity won’t be a problem either. Reception events capacity for the restaurant is anywhere from 80 to 550 people, and seated events capacity is anywhere from 100 to 450 people. Catering services at Taverna Opa are top-notch as they can accommodate any special event type you are planning, which includes bridal showers, engagement parties, anniversaries, baby showers, and even rehearsal dinners.
Things to Do
While your special event is the main focus, it always helps to have something else on the side for a specific group of guests depending on the event type. For instance, before you are ready to reveal the main attraction of your event you can warm up the crowd with rounds of laughter courtesy of The Orlando Improv Comedy Theater. You can also wrap the theme of your event around the act of watching a movie, in which case Regal Pointe Cinemas can accommodate. If you have guests that love to either smoke or collect cigars, then Orlando’s Cigars to Go is a fitting detour to give guests during your event. There are many different types of cigars to collect such as the Arturo Fuente Double Chateau Fuente, the La Estrella Cubana Churchill, and the Perdomo Champagne Magnum 50 Tubo Connecticut.
It also helps that Pointe Orlando offers branding and signage opportunities so that you can promote your event weeks and even months beforehand. Surrounded by tall palm trees and gathering areas, you and your guests will be welcomed by a 17-acre center that has hosted multiple private groups from a 20-person birthday party to a 10,000-person total property corporate takeover. Before your event starts picking up steam, take advantage of branding and signage because that will help attract guests to all the other little things that may be happening before the main attraction unfolds.
Pointe Orlando is the one place you can go to gather your guests together for the special event of your dreams. Regardless of the occasion and time, you can rest assured that you will have a fun time preparing for your event at Pointe Orlando. There are practically no limits as to what kind of event you want to run in this 17-acre center, and as the one who runs the show, you can arrange seating the way you want it as long as the venues you do business with also approve.
When you come to Pointe Orlando, the main takeaway should be that you and your guests had a fun and memorable time. Planning an event will be made easy once you make reservations at one of the many unique venues Pointe Orlando has to offer.