We love to host weddings, stags, stagettes and engagement parties at Vance Creek Hotel & Conference Centre. We have affordable, unique spaces to host these types of events and know how to handle your event details. Engagement parties are a great way to introduce the families of the newly engaged couple. Appropriate timing to host an engagement party is 2–4 months after the proposal. The bride’s family, the groom’s family, the engaged couple, or some combination often host the engagement party.

Plan a formal party for the conservative couple. Organize a BBQ for the “outdoorsy” couple.  Whether the event is formal or informal, we can help!

Here are some terrific ideas for engagement parties to ignite your party planning:

  • Formal Party: The Chilcoot Ballroom or 1609 Restaurant & Lounge are suitable for a formal engagement party. Select three or four dishes off of the main menu to create a separate list of dinner or lunch options for the engagement party guests. A variety, such as chicken, meat, fish and a vegetarian option are fine choices. Print personalized engagement party menus, and place them at each table setting. Flowers in a vase, surrounded by votive candles make for a lovely centre piece.
  • Informal Party: A BBQ is a great option for an informal engagement party. The budget will be kept to a minimum, and guests attending the party will likely offer to bring a dish. Decorate the tables outside with balloons and streamers. Cook hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken and sausage on the grill. A vacation home rental can work well for this type of gathering. Put canned or bottled beverages in a large plastic tub filled with ice.  Have plenty of lounge chairs outside, and enjoy the mountain views! Bocce ball and ring toss are perfect additions to the summer engagement party or rehearsal dinner, and are a great way for everyone to get to know one another.

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