For us, like you all, 2020 has been a year like no other… In March we closed our doors for lockdown. When we were able to, we diversified into home delivery of restaurant-quality meals across the Nelson region. When we reopened in May, it was for smaller, socially distant gatherings. Since then, we have found our feet again. It’s customary at this time of year to look back on the year, and we are delighted that despite the unique challenges 2020 has thrown our way, we have been able to offer function centre hire for all occasions! Read on to discover some of the events we have hosted.
Function Centre Hire for all occasions – A look back on 2020:
We crunched the numbers hosting the delegates of a Mathematics conference. January is a busy season for weddings too, and we always love hosting these at Beachside or working with our friends at Gourmet Catering to offer off-site bespoke catering.
In February we had a fun weekend hosting a vintage motorcycle rally. Some of the motorbikes were 70 years old, and the oldest rider was 82 years old! We kept the wheels turning with dinners and breakfast. Working with the fabulous Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park and Motel who provided accommodation right on our doorstep.
Sometimes, it’s not function centre hire that’s required, but kitchen hire… Although we didn’t charge the charitable organisation Bellyful Nelson who borrowed our kitchen to prepare meals for families in need with young children and new babies. We were pleased to be able to help them before lockdown hit.
As you’ll remember, April was a no-go for function centre hire. But we wanted to help feed the Nelson region, so that’s when we began our delivery of restaurant-quality meals.
We continued to offer our home delivery service throughout May and were eventually able to reopen our doors at the end of the month for smaller, socially-distanced events.
Mid-year we reached Alert Level 1, and we’re back in business for larger groups looking for function centre hire.
July saw us back in full swing. We hosted private events from life celebrations to birthday parties and corporate functions from workshops to conferences.
In August things were going swimmingly again… In fact, one of our favourite events we hosted this month was for the Swimming Nelson Marlborough prize-giving dinner. (Did you see what we did there?)
We continued to help our clients celebrate birthdays, wedding anniversaries and other significant milestones. One of the corporate functions we hosted in September was for the Nelson Law Society. As you can imagine, the brief was clear for this event!
In October the sun was shining for our first wedding of the 2020/2021 season. A huge congratulations to Jacob and Brianna.
In November we were delighted to host the Nelson Volunteer Fire Brigade Awards Dinner.
At Beachside Nelson we’ve just hosted our inaugural ‘BIG’ Office Christmas Party. Our intention with this sell-out event was to offer a full-package solution for businesses and groups of friends. We aimed to take away the stress of organising a Christmas work’s bash. There was eating, drinking and lots of merriment and dancing.
We’re also looking forward to hosting the community Christmas dinner.
If you’re looking for function centre hire in Nelson for a corporate or private event, we can help! Contact us HERE. In the meantime, we hope you have a fabulous festive season and thank you for your support throughout 2020.