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Event Trends in 2020

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January 16, 2020

The New Year has arrived and it is time to celebrate! From baby showers to weddings to birthday parties, The Centre is the perfect setting for all of your event needs! This past year, a few of The Centre venues received some upgrades. One of our biggest changes was the grand opening of our 4,000 sq. ft. ballroom, Diamond Ridge. Our Events team is eager to get your event booked and begin the planning process! To help get the event planning wheels turning, we are giving you the top 3 event trends of 2020.

Location

Location, location, location! 2020 is all about unique venue experiences. Endless Events reports that 53% of surveyed event planners said the biggest location trend of 2020 is selecting unique venue spaces over hotels. Here at The Centre, we are the definition of a unique venue. Our three-story building is the home to a car dealership (Lexus Escondido) on our first level, a shop collection on our second level, and a Cohn Restaurant (Vintana Wine + Dine) on our third level. With the wide variety of options, we provide event attendees with a one-of-a-kind experience.

Alternative Food

Next, another big trend for 2020 that has been on a recent rise is alternative food options. From vegans and vegetarians to dieters doing Keto or Whole 30, serving food and beverage to your guests has become far more complex. Incorporating various options on the menu can ensure that there is something for everyone. Our upstairs neighbor and event caterer, Vintana Wine + Dine, offers certain menu items in vegetarian or gluten-free options in order to help better accommodate guests. Pro tip: On the event invite, ask guests to please notify you of any diet restrictions in advance.

Personalized Touch

Finally, adding that personalized touch to each event will go a long way in 2020. Nowadays, most event attendees are taking to social media to share their experience. Adding an event hashtag for guests to use makes it easier to collect event photos. Doing this will make the event more unique, personal  and memorable in a fun and interactive way. Themed cocktails add a personal touch to your event and are more likely to be posted about by event attendees, as well. It could be as simple as his and her cocktails for a wedding reception or holiday-themed drinks for a Christmas party!

No matter what trends you choose to follow, your guests will appreciate all the time and effort put into it. In one of our unique venues, and with the help of our Events Team, you can make your dream event come true. Come in for a tour! We’d be happy to show you around and help you decide which venue is right for you. For more information, contact our Events Coordinator, Arianna Jimenez, at 877-568-6118, or visit www.thecentreescondido.com/celebrate.