When you've gathered your guests for a celebration, you want to showcase attention to detail, signature style and the stand-out statements that take their experience from enjoyable to extraordinary.
Here at Marriott, our Memory Makers have you covered with their expert tips that turn any special occasion with us into one to remember. Our exclusive Wishlist and Celebrate menu lets you upgrade your food, drinks, decorations, entertainment – and more – starting from the minute your guests arrive and lasting through to the memories they make.
First impressions count
Arriving at any event should feel like the start of the celebration. Let your guests know they're in for a treat and set the scene from the start as they arrive at their Marriott venue.
Let us welcome your guests to set the mood of the occasion from the moment they step through the doors. We'll brew fresh coffee for family members who've made long journeys for your birthday dinner, roll out the red carpet for prom party arrivals, or have champagne and canapés ready for your wedding guests.
Choose statement styling
Upgrade your room from simple to statement with a carefully designed venue space that shows you've put time and care into your event. As your guests step into the celebration room, make sure you're greeting them with a setting that matches the mood of the day.
Take a look at the décor items on our Wishlist for inspiration. A balloon arch is a fun, photo-friendly backdrop for your children's party or baby shower, black and white chair sashes set an elegant tone for your charity ball, or floral table centrepieces add to the romance of your wedding breakfast.
Make your event exclusive
An intimate gathering of family and friends usually marks a memorable occasion, such as a big milestone birthday celebration or an anniversary dinner. When the settings are smaller, take a look at our Celebrate menu, designed for more exclusive gatherings of up to 30 guests.
Ask your Memory Maker to take you through our Celebrate dining package. Here, you can pull out all the stops with private room hire and exclusive décor, or choose classic and intimate with afternoon teas and personalised menus.
Set up interactive eateries
If sit down meals don't fit your theme or tone, why not choose one of our Wishlist's food or drinks stations? Whet appetites with our carvery theatres, let everyone tuck into our BBQ boards, or set up a midnight chip'n'dip bar for wedding guests working up an appetite on the dancefloor.
Food stations are also a great way to get children involved in your occasion. Whether it's a kids' party or a way to keep the little ones occupied, our grab-and-go donut walls, popcorn stands and ice cream stations keep sugar levels and party spirits high! For the adults, make it easy for guests to grab a drink from our craft beer buckets, or create a true talking point with our popular prosecco walls or gin bars.
Nothing says ‘upgrade' quite like making your guests feel like celebrities. Why not pick from our Extra Special Wishlist offers and choose a videographer and photographer to capture your event? Not only does it add the extra ‘wow' on the day, it truly makes those memories last for years to come.
Of course, when the party's over, don't let your guests leave empty handed. Our Wishlist favours can be created to match the mood of any occasion, making sure guests are still in the celebratory spirit when your event is over.
Take some inspiration from our ideas, then ask your Marriott venue's Memory Maker for their Wishlist tips and exclusive menu offers. They have you covered, so there's no need to spend time and effort booking different suppliers. Your Memory Maker will take care of everything, creating those special occasion upgrades that make your event one to remember.