Catering Location Spotlight: The Green Building

The Green Building, in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. is an elegant mixed-use event venue with more than 6,000 square feet of combined indoor and outdoor space and is perfect for any affair you can imagine.

Host Your Next Party or Corporate Event At The Greenbelt Nature Center

Reconnect with the fine elegance of nature by holding your next event at the gorgeous Greenbelt Nature Center located in the heart of Staten Island. Chez Vous Catering and Party Rentals vows to arrange your festivities with charm and flair.

Chez Vous with the Abiomed Mobile Learning Lab

Chez Vous traveled several states over the last few weeks with the Abiomed Learning Lab visiting Long Island, NJ, Bethlehem PA, Lewes DE, and Philadelphia PA.

Host Your Next Party or Corporate Event At The Accolade Condominium

The Accolade, is a recently-developed condominium, developed by Meadow Partners, in Bay Street Landing. The Accolades is a gated community within walking distance of the Staten Island Ferry and fits in well with new neighbors such as URBY and Lighthouse Pier.

Greenwood Cemetery Is the Event Space You’d Never Expect

So you’re about to get married and every event space you’ve looked into already just doesn’t cut it for you. You’re looking for something more unique, something with a story that echoes through the walls and makes you feel as if you’re on an adventure.

Fun Baby Shower Trends

Here at chez vous, we’re seeing a trend towards catered baby showers on Staten Island. Because people are so interested in throwing them, we thought that we’d share some of the interesting baby shower ideas that have been making the rounds lately.

The experts over at The Baby Center recently posted an article outlining 6 such ideas.

The green shower

With overall trends taking everyone in a more environment friendly direction, why would baby showers be any different. You might be wondering, “How do you have a green baby shower?” The answer is simple. Gently used baby clothes! Kids grow up so fast, that many articles of clothing purchased for a child can reasonably be used for a second child.

 

The man shower

In the past, a baby shower was all about the mom. Not today! These days dads are getting around for a night of cards, wings, and beer but with a baby shower twist. Dads have been setting up a diaper drop for these “man showers” so that guests can give diapers for the baby. Baby gets diapers, Dad gets to relax with friends, and Mom gets a night to herself. Everybody wins!

 

The gender reveal shower

This option adds a little bit more spectacle to an already fun tradition. By revealing the sex of the child at the baby shower, guests will be kept on the edge of their seat the whole time. Everyone wants to know if it’ll be a boy or a girl, so why not make a big deal out of it?

 

The sprinkle

Sprinkles are for moms on their 2nd child. They’re baby showers without all of the pomp and circumstance. With a second child, there’s a good chance that you’ll have a lot of what you need for baby, but there’s still room to celebrate. Gifts are significantly scaled down during a sprinkle. These parties are more about celebrating the child, and less about making sure you have all of the necessities.

 

The cash registry shower

Cash registry showers allow new parents to be a bit more flexible with the gifts. The shower will be more traditional except for the caveat that gifts should be cash or cash coupons. These showers are ideal for couples who don’t yet know the sex of their child. Giving cash instead of other gifts reduces the need for complicated exchanges.

 

The grandmother shower

It’s 2014, and that means that lots of baby-boomers are becoming first time grandmas. These ladies are gathering to have a grandbaby shower of their own. A new member of the family is precious, so the more celebrating the better!

If you’re interested in throwing a baby shower in the NY/Tri-State area, we’d be happy to assist you. Contact us to see how we can make your special occasion even more special.

On-Location Catering Spotlight: New York Fire Museum

 

chez vous caterers specializes in on-location catering. This is the first in a series of posts highlighting some of the beautiful and interesting  locations that we’ve worked with.

Today we’re spotlighting Manhattan’s beautiful New York City Fire Museum.

 

Here’s what the venue had to say about holding events there:

The Museum’s third floor loft is the perfect place to host your next special event. The space may be rented by individuals, businesses and organizations for meetings, birthday parties, weddings and more! The T-shape Commissioner’s Room offers over 3,000 square feet.

Venue
Size: 3,030 square feet
Ceilings: 12 feet

Capacity
175: maximum seated
300: maximum standing

We’ve catered a number of parties at this location, and one thing is for sure. Party guests absolutely love it.

If you’re interested in booking a party with chez vous caterers at either of these locations please contact us and we’ll set everything up!

On-Location Catering Spotlight: Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy

chez vous caterers specializes in on-location catering. This is the first in a series of posts highlighting some of the beautiful and interesting  locations that we’ve worked with.

Today we’re spotlighting Staten Island’s beautiful Greenbelt Conservancy.

The Greenbelt Conservancy actually offers a number of gorgeous locations that allow guests to take in all the beauty that nature has to offer during private events.

One of the locations available is the Nature Center.

An inviting front lawn and secluded stone terrace overlooking woodlands allows options for your guests to enjoy the outdoors.

Another of our favorite Greenbelt locations is the Staten Island Carousel.

The magnificent Carousel for All Children in the Greenbelt’s Willowbrook Park provides a beautiful and unique backdrop for your family, community or corporate event.  There are two options for renting the carousel – exclusive, when the Carousel is closed to the public and non-exclusive, which is during regular operation hours.

Best of all, whenever you rent the Carousel, you and your guests will enjoy unlimited rides on the Victorian-inspired carousel for the duration of your party!

If you’re interested in booking a party with chez vous caterers at either of these locations please contact us and we’ll set everything up!

On-Location Catering Spotlight: The Alice Austen House

The Verrazano Bridge as seen from the Alice Ausen House

chez vous caterers specializes in on-location catering. This is the first in a series of posts highlighting some of the beautiful and interesting  locations that we’ve worked with.

Today we’re spotlighting Staten Island’s historic Alice Austen House.

The Alice Austen House, also known as Clear Comfort, was the home of noted photographer Alice Austen. The location is designated as a National Historic Landmark, which means that the structure represents an outstanding aspect of American history and culture. There are fewer than 2,500 properties designated National Historic Landmarks.

Along with it’s fascinating history, Clear Comfort also has a sprawling grounds and a truly unique view of New York City.

Though there might be locations in New York that are as breathtaking as the Alice Austen House, there is none more spectacular. The panoramic view, stretching from the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan to the Verrazano Bridge, is the ideal backdrop for events such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, communions, or bar mitzvahs. We host intimate cocktail parties, festive barbeques, and extravagant dinner dances.  Furthermore, the Austen House is an ideal place for a meeting away from the office.

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If you’re interested in having an event catered at The Alice Austen House in Staten Island, please contact us.

Some other locations where we’ve catered: The Greenbelt Conservatory, Seaview Colony Hall, The Fire Museum, Loft 11, and many more