Here at Hotels Unlimited we have a committed staff at each of our locations that is here to cater to our clients’ needs. Today, we continue with our ”Meet the Staff” series in which we will inform you of our resources that are available for your opportune moment.
Hotels Unlimited interviewed Tara DiBianca, the Catering Sales Director of the Windsor Ballroom located inside the Holiday Inn of East Windsor, NJ. For the latest updates, check out the Windsor Ballroom Twitter and Facebook pages and the Holiday Inn East Windsor Twitter and Facebook pages.
HU: How long have you worked at Hotels Unlimited?
TD: Year and a half.
HU: What is the most common type of event that your facility holds?
TD: Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs.
HU: What is your most memorable event that you have done?
TD: It is so hard to pick just one, since each event has its own individualistic flare and has its own persona. Each bride and each guest brings something unique to the table and we create a customized event to match their visions.
HU: What do your clients like most about your Mercer County banquet facility?
TD: They like the individualized attention, my creativity, my past experience in Las Vegas, and my passion. I always make sure that they are comfortable and in control.
HU: Whoa, Las Vegas??
TD: Yes, I lived in Las Vegas for ten years and had a professional background at The Drink and Eat Too and at Planet Hollywood. I had done events with 3000 guests, as well as celebrity clients from movie stars, to athletes, and headline entertainers.
HU: Really?! Who!?
TD: Come visit me and I will tell you. What happened in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. (as she laughs).
HU: Does the bar make any specialty cocktails?
TD: Of course, we can make anything your little heart desires. We can do effervescent and exciting, we can do simple and sophisticated.. the possibilities are endless. This is your day, you get what you want.
HU: What wedding enhancers do your clients use the most?
TD: Hollywood lighting to enhance the ambiance of the room, chair covers with specialty bows, which give the room a clean crisp look, and chocolate fountains… need I say more?
HU: What is your favorite part of the event planning process?
TD: Taking the journey with each guest and being a part of their special day. I feel so honored when they choose me out of all the planners out there. We develop a rapport that goes beyond business values and transpires into becoming a part of the family. My favorite wedding moment is fluffing the bridal gown and hearing the swishing of the tulle. It’s the final moment before the bride and groom enter the floor to take their spotlight dance as husband and wife. I cry every time.
HU: Any advice that you would recommend to any couples getting married that are looking around?
TD: My advice that I give to couples is to keep things as normal as possible. At least one day a week take a day away of NOT thinking about the wedding and have a date night to keep the romance going. This is a wonderful time in their life, and although things can get overwhelming the most important thing is to always have fun.
HU: What is your most unusual event request?
TD: Oh boy… does this blog need to be G-rated?