There is never a good time to find out that your ideal location for your company picnic is no longer well, ideal. When dealing with public parks and event locations, there often are restrictions that novice event planners are not aware could affect the final outcome of the event. As event planners, we hate to see good folks facing challenges at all when planning their events. It breaks out hearts when we meet a new client over last minute frustration. This week during our operations meeting our team was faced with a supremely challenging event planning situation! One of our favorite regular catering clients, who we’ve worked with dozens of times over the years, had planned their annual picnic at a local venue of which they had utilized a few times for employee appreciation events, and to their surprise the location no longer allowed on-site grilling and had several restrictions for inflatables and other equipment. These sorts of planning monkey wrenches can make or break an event. Public venues often change policies from year to year, and often don’t update their regular clients of these changes. It’s tough to know what questions to ask before you book a venue, and it’s especially challenging if you work with a venue regularly and these changes occur without notice! Needless to say, this major change would put a damper on their entire company picnic! While we could be flexible and adjust our catering menu to suit their changing needs, this was just not going to be good enough to make up for the disaster that was the lack of thrill at their usual locale. Altering the level of expected entertainment that their entire company had grown accustomed to expecting was just not an option for our clients. And letting them twist in the wind is just not our style, the entire Team Play Events staff put their heads together and created a game plan to shift the event location to our fantastic private location Vasa Park, which not only opened up the options of amenities available to them but also the vast amount of entertainmentoptions that can be utilized on our private property. With 30-acres of sprawling lush green grass and gorgeously manicured shade trees and a soothing natural creek running through the grounds, Vasa Park is an event location unlike any other! Not only can we host a picnic like you’ve never seen before, but we can add all the entertainment fixins’. That’s right not only can we bring the best grub in town, but we can assist in the selection of top notch amusement! With Vasa’s on-site amenities this location is overflowing with convenience and excitement. Vasa Park is ideal for any event, big or small with private picnic areas set up for grilling and various food preparation, Great Grills will make all menu items fresh for the event. Taking your crew to Vasa Park is like booking an event oasis, only for you and your guests. Team Play brings the thrills of an amusement park all to one exclusive location which allows all your event goers to revel in every moment without having to hustle through crowds of public park patrons. Our client was thrilled with our game plan and thanks to the excellent team work of Team Play Events; we are looking at a very successful picnic filled with inflatable fun and our Alpine Tube Slide! When it comes to our clients we build relationships on a foundation of trust and understanding, and that is evident in our unparalleled success event after event. We can’t wait for this Saturday! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for photos from the picnic and all the fun we get to have every single day.