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We are so priviledged to be the go to wedding catering company. With venues on Yachts, Beach front properties, historic mansions and other locations in Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach, Temptations is used to making your dreams come true- This weekend we helped join Matt and David on Marriage at The Miami beach Botanical Gardens with 127 of their friends and Steven and Gloria in Palm Beach at the Pavilion on Flagler Drive. We love being part of the lifecycles of our clients- And thanks for the rave reviews

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Temptations Catering and Event Planning is excited to have been chosen to be the offical caterer of the River Queen – a wonderful venue that can pick you up at locations throughout the tri-county area and IMG_1676

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create the perfect event – On the water- The 5 start food and service can be complimented with an open bar and is perfect for corporate events, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries. The boat is based at the Jungle Queen dock with plenty of parking available. The reviews have been wonderful for our food, the capability of the crew- Plan your event today – Call our sales team at (954) 755-4730.

Some locations we have been at recently

VENUES

We Specialize in Off-Site Catering to Many Venues in South Florida. Here are Some of Our Prefered Venues:
Miami Beach Botanical Garden

2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone:(305) 673-7256

The Miami Beach Botanical Garden is a hidden gem located in the heart of bustling South Beach Miami. The Garden is one of the only spaces on the beach offering a lush and tropical background for outdoor weddings, dinners and other gatherings. Celebrate your special occasion for 20 to 400 guests and choose between several venue packages including indoor and outdoor spaces. The Garden offers an extensive collection of palms, waterscapes and handicap accessible oolite stone pathways creating an idyllic space for your memorable event. http://mbgarden.org/
The Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Phone:(954) 563-5393
Spanning 35 acres,  and with Elegance and the smell of the ocean Bonnet House Museum & Gardens offers a variety of exquisite settings for events of any size, each uniquely beautiful in its own way. Whether you are planning a close and intimate gathering or a grand and lavish affair, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens sets the scene for romance and timeless memories.

Coconut Grove Woman’s Club

2985 South Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
Phone:(305) 446-2909

If you’re planning a wedding, a party, or a business event and are looking for a breathtaking venue combined with full-service professional event planning, you’ve come to the right place. Coconut Grove Events provides full service event planning for weddings, business events, and other affairs.

Stranahan House

335 Southeast 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33301
Phone:(954) 524-4736

The Stranahan House is a beautiful and historic location that is perfect for your private party, wedding, or charity event. Guests have celebrated life’s special milestones with parties, wedding receptions, and events from 2 to 200 guests! Special considerations need to be discussed for parties of 150 or more! It will be a memorable event that you will never forget!

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IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum

300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, FL 33004
Phone:(954) 924-4312

IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, South Florida’s most unique location for meetings and events. Enjoy a stunning visual setting and a variety of interactive experiences. The Hall of Fame room features a sea of life-size replicas of world record catches suspended overhead, a beautiful and sophisticated backdrop for social or corporate events. The Events Hall is a modern, A/V-equipped meeting space available for daytime or evening rental. Visit Our Website

The Bamboo Gallery

2325 S Flamingo Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33325
Phone:(954) 709-5891

We are an Extraordinary Venue for an Extraordinary Occasion. We specialize in weddings, receptions, and special events. Located in Davie FL on 2.5 Acres of lush tropical landscape with Tikki Huts, Waterfalls and Ponds. Dubbed as “The Best Outdoor Venue” by many, this 2.5 acre of paradise is perfect for your next special occasion. We can facilitate as much as 400 people on property for a cocktail reception and 160-180 guests in the dining area. Visit Our Website
Old Davie School Historical Museum

6650 Griffin Rd., Davie, FL 33314
Phone:(954) 797-1044

Old Davie School is a beautiful historic campus for all special occasions. Enjoy an outside cocktail hour under our authentic Seminole Chickee Hut, or dance the night away in the schoolhouse. The Amphitheater in our new park addition is available for wedding ceremonies, musical events, performances, seminars, classes and more. The school house originally built in 1918, it is the oldest permanent school in Broward County. Visit Our Website
Coral Gables Women’s Club

1001 East Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: (305) 639-4749

The Coral Gables Woman’s Club is an amazing social and community service org that represents a wide spectrum of women of all ages We have space for special events like weddings, receptions, parties, and other events. Our venue rentals include the Flamingo Room and The Coral Room. Contact us for more information about our venue rentals! http://www.coralgableswomansclub.org/

Art and Cultural Center of Hollywood

1650 Harrison St., Hollywood, FL 33020
Phone: (954) 921-3274

The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood celebrates over 30 years of programming to the South Florida community.With three different venues to choose from, each with its respective advantages and capabilities, Art and Culture Center management works with its clients to find the perfect venue for their events. http://artandculturecenter.org/rentals

Deering Estate at Cutler

16701 SW 72 Ave., Miami, FL 33157
Phone: (305) 235-1668

The Estate has become one of the premier rental facilities for an array of social and special events including corporate events, holiday parties, weddings and celebrations. With the flexibility to bring in your own specially selected team of caterers, florists and decorations, you can create the event you have always dreamed of! http://www.deeringestate.org/rentals-2/
The Cruz Building

3157 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
Phone: (305) 508-9500

Without a doubt, The Cruz Building, Coconut Grove is the most extraordinary venue you’ll find in Miami for your wedding, corporate or social event. The Cruz Building, Coconut Grove offers you the perfect storybook setting. The 3-level venue has atrium ceilings, stained-glass windows, and majestic marble staircases. http://www.cruzbuildings.com/

The Pavillion West Palm Beach

http://wpb.org/Departments/Waterfront/Lake-Pavillion/Welcome

Other Venues We Love:

Oak Ridge Hall at Tree Tops Park
Oak Hammock Hall at Long Key Nature Center
The Swimming Hall of Fame
Young At Art
McCormick Place Miami
Gallery of Amazing Things
Lou La Vie Exotic Cars
Toys for Boys

Tips and Tricks to Make Your Corporate Holiday Party Fun

Corporate holiday parties — everyone has been to one they remember fondly, and everyone has been to one they couldn’t wait to leave. Here are some tips to assure your next corporate holiday party planning pays off, making your event an annual celebration your employees will look forward to for years to come.

Food and Drinks Matter — A Lot

Ask anyone about their favorite work parties, and the answers are always the same. Delicious food and tasty drinks always top the list as a reason why an event worked — or why it didn’t. Put your budget toward the food and drinks — and hold your event in a venue that’s not defined by fluorescent lighting — and you’ll create a lot of goodwill among your employees. Show them how much you appreciate their hard work by giving back a portion of what they sacrifice for you!

The good news is that you should enjoy your holiday work party, too. Temptations Catering can take the stress out of planning a successful office holiday party because we plan and serve expertly prepared and presented cuisine. Whether you want crowd-pleasers or options that foodies crave, we can help.

Show off and Dress Up

Who wants to wear work clothes to a party? Almost nobody. Give your coworkers a plus-one option and let them show off their finery with a dressy event that exudes class. Hire a DJ or a band, and request passed hors d’oeuvres and a plated meal. If you’re springing for an open bar, consider adding transportation so employees can get home safely.

Looking to cut back on expenses? Choose a cash bar instead and plan your party for a weeknight rather than a Friday or a Saturday.

Another corporate holiday party tip is to host your event in January, well after the December rush and when many are probably feeling less stressed. You’re also less likely to offend guests who don’t celebrate any holidays in December.

Entertainment

If you plan an elegant event, then consider hiring a photographer or installing a photo booth for fun. After all, how often do you and your coworkers get professional pictures taken, especially when everyone is dressed to the nines? A photo booth is a more casual but still fun approach employees will appreciate. Don’t forget to add props, such as sunglasses, feather boas, hats and other inexpensive accessories that make every photo memorable.

If your venue will accommodate the space, consider tables with games such as blackjack and poker. Casino night lends itself perfectly to a dressy theme. Stick with chips instead of money to avoid next-day water cooler scandals. Door prizes and raffles are also a fun way to increase engagement and guest satisfaction.

Contact Temptations Catering

Looking for more ways to throw a great corporate holiday party? Temptations Catering can help.

Contact us at 954-755-4730 for more information or complete our online contact form for a prompt reply.