Weddings and Events at Austin Country Clubs and Resorts

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Weddings and Events at Austin Country Clubs and Resorts

Weddings and Receptions at Austin Wineries and VineyardsIf you’re planning a destination wedding, company holiday party or corporate board retreat this year, Country Clubs, resorts and spas in Austin, Lake Travis and the surrounding Texas hill country should top your list. Austin Country Clubs and resorts are ideal locations for wedding receptions, company board meetings, networking luncheons, and corporate getaways or meetings. They offer exceptional waitstaff and bartender staff services, and tranquil Austin hill country and Lake Travis views.

Austin’s most prominent country clubs include Barton Creek Resort and Spa, a European-style country club accenting the Texas hill country with a golf course and polished wait staff and bartenders. Barton Creek Resort offers full planning services, a large conference center for corporate meetings, and beautiful scenery for outdoor weddings. Austin Country Club, founded in 1899, is one of the oldest local country clubs, possessing exceptional bar staff, wait staff, and culinary staff. Austin Country Club has several dining areas, a large ballroom, corporate meeting facilities and experienced banquet and wedding staff. Westwood Country Club dining facilities look right out to the Lake Austin sunset and has exceptional food and beverage service. Westwood Country Club offers impeccable service staff and can accommodate over 500 guests for large weddings and receptions. River Place Country Club offers a full window clubhouse overlooking a beautiful golf course. Balcones Country Club offers event planning for corporate meetings, holiday parties, and a variety of settings for business meetings and private parties. Great Hills Country Club, and Onion Creek Country Club are additional Austin country clubs with many ameneties for weddings, birthday parties, anniversary parties or any special event.

So the next time you are planning a birthday party, wedding rehearsal dinner, company party or corporate retreat, check out what Austin and Lake Traviscountry clubs have to offer!


Etiquette for Wait Staff

Etiquette for Wait Staff in Dallas and Fort Worth Texas

For waitstaff working in affluent areas of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, using proper body movements as well as proper forms of contact at wedding receptions, cocktail parties, dinner parties and banquets is essential to being professional event staff.  The ambiance created by properly-trained wait staff is extremely important when working for example in Highland Park or Preston Hollow, Dallas homes.  A lifetime of exposure to high standards of care imbues our cultured elite with high expectations of party and event wait staff that must be met.

The following are just a few wait staff tips that are useful to keep in mind for cocktail reception wait staff in private homes, catering staff in venues or wedding bar staff at a bride’s wedding reception.  These will help you as event staff to navigate the tangled web of personalities at events.

When moving through a crowd, wait staff must remember to move slowly and gracefully.  If a waiter must touch someone to get past them, have them touch the person on the elbow, as it is the least offending way to get someone’s attention.  When working as a banquet waiter party bartender or catering staff, don’t make large motions or point towards a bathroom or table as it is highly distracting to other guests.  The waiter should make the motion with their whole hand down low and subtly so as to not draw attention from guests or other reception staff.

When wait staff are talking amongst themselves, they should remember that the ‘recorder’ is always on and someone is always watching.  So be sure your catering staff and cocktail waiters are putting a positive spin on everything they say.  If someone on your waiter staff happens to be funny, witty or charming, be sure that they also understand the importance of brevity, so that they can entertain and work at the same time.

Lastly, as wait staff you must rush without seeming rushed and be able to stop on a dime.  To do so, shift your forward movement upward, which will allow you to arrest your forward movement and avoid a collision. Keep checking back for more tips to help your event and banquet staff to have better etiquette!