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Ask The Expert: Q&A with Leila Miller, Senior Director of Catering for The Curtis Atrium by Con

Q: During site selection, what advice can you offer to a planner who is considering a unique venue for their private or corporate event?

A: The advice I would give to a planner who is considering a unique venue is to contemplate all aspects of the event, including the entrance, overall flow, capacity, and the event layout. If you’re tasked with planning an event that really captivates your guests, a unique venue can be the perfect way to do that. Certain structural “wow” factors or advantages like venues that offer elevated food offerings are easy ways to make any event a win.

Q: Please talk about The Curtis Atrium and some of the benefits to holding a special event at the venue.

A: The Curtis Atrium prides itself on professional on-site staff that handle every aspect of planning. This includes details like crafting custom menus, designing a tailored floor plan, creating an event timeline and itinerary, and managing any partner vendors. The venue also is able to accommodate large groups, even as large as 800 guests, without sacrificing quality, personalization, service or experience.

Q: What are some of the ways Constellation can help in providing the right food to fit the event theme?

A: When booking an event at the Curtis Atrium, we schedule a planning meeting with a team that includes the event manager, sales manager and chef. We have a conversation about what you want in order to help us understand your event needs and accurately produce your vision. We work with you to create custom menus that satisfy even the most specific dietary or aesthetic needs and create dynamic food displays that delight all the senses. We also pride ourselves on presentations that are on the cutting-edge of the next culinary trends in order to create a memorable and one-of-a-kind experience.

Constellation Culinary Group

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