We all lead busy lives, and spending time with distant relatives is often difficult to coordinate. In fact, sometimes it may seem like the only time you get to see out of town family members is for family occasions like weddings. But visiting each individual family member isn’t always possible, due to time and budget constraints. That's why rather than running yourself ragged trying to visit everyone individually, a family reunion is a perfect way to catch up with everyone all at once.
Family reunions are a great way to not just reconnect with your family, but to create memories that will last a lifetime. Here at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC, we have ample space to host the biggest of reunions, and we’re happy to accommodate your whole crew!
Here are a few tips for making your family reunion an event to remember at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC.
One of the first things you should do when planning your family reunion is forming a committee of family members who are willing to help. There are lots of elements that go into planning a gathering, and the more help you can recruit, the better!
Once you have formed your reunion committee, make sure you delegate tasks to each person, so you’re not handling all the details yourself.
A budget is a very important factor in planning your family reunion. Not everyone in your family will be able to afford a lavish destination reunion, so keep that in mind when planning your costs.
Another question is, how much do you expect each family member to contribute? Will you split the costs evenly, or will some family members contribute more? Figuring this out is key to determining who can attend, where to hold your celebration, and what outings your family will be able to attend.
Make sure you find a time for your reunion that is best for everyone in the family. While it may not be the perfect time for everyone, aim for a time that the most people are available. Be sure to survey your family members before setting a date! Be sure to have a few backup dates in case your desired date is not available. Then, once you have a good idea of a time frame, it’s time to book your venue!
Once you have a general idea of when your family members are available to meet, it’s time to book your venue. Here at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC, we can accommodate large groups for private social events from 150-400 seated and 720 for cocktails in our Rooftop and 360° spaces.
Once you have your venue booked, start sending out your invitations so your family knows when to book their vacation days, and start planning for their trip if they are coming in from out of town.
Your invites can also include questions for your attendees, such as dietary needs, childcare needs, activity restrictions, and more. This valuable information will help you plan a more inclusive event.
Since your family reunion is about your family, make sure when you create the menu you are accommodating dietary restrictions, such as kosher meals, vegetarian and vegan options, and allergen free options.
At Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC, our in-house catering team can customize your special event menu to fit any dietary restrictions. We can even recreate old family recipes to celebrate your family’s heritage.
If your guests are traveling into NYC from out of town, why not plan some outings for them to see the city as a group? From the Statue of Liberty, to Freedom Tower, to Broadway and Times Square, arranging a tour of some of the city’s most famous landmarks will help keep guests entertained before and after the big event.
Decorations aren’t as necessary for a family reunion as they might be for a wedding, but posting family photos or running slideshows of family videos in the background are a great way to add some flair to our venue. At Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC, we use our own in-house AV squad, AV Workshop, who can assist with everything from lighting to audio and visual elements at your event. Having an in-house AV team benefits you, because our team knows the layout of the venue and can maximize your space with ease.
Now that you’ve got all your ducks in a row, it’s time to celebrate! Enjoy spending time bonding with your family, and let the team at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC help you host the celebration of a lifetime.
To learn more about our event spaces, please contact Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC today.