Hereford House Blog

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Plan A Successful Corporate Event

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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The first step to a successful corporate event is to determine the outcome you desire. Do you want to build your clientele, build employee morale, show appreciation to your clients or team, or host a retreat to get your team thinking outside the box? Once you know your outcome, it is time to start planning how to achieve it. Our professional staff has developed the following steps to help you plan a successful event.

 

Choose an appropriate location

Book a venue that is located in a convenient area with adequate parking and appropriate room sizes. You want your audience to arrive calm and ready to receive your message, not frazzled and frustrated.

Choose a venue that can accommodate your technical or logistical requirements. Not all facilities can meet every need, but choose one that is willing to work with other vendors to make sure you have what you need to reach your outcomes.

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Whatever the outcome you seek, Hereford House located in Andover has the facilities to get you there. Our incredible banquet facilities fit any size event, from small meetings to 300-seat conferences. With over 300 stalls and valet service available, parking will never be an issue. We also provide a variety of Audio/Visual services and will coordinate with local vendors to accommodate any special requests.

 

Prioritize your spending

Every event has a budget and knowing where you can save and where you need to invest the most is essential. It is important to know what your desired outcome is so that you can put your money in the items that will help you achieve it.

 While decorating your space is important and will enhance your event, rarely will you want to spend a large amount of money on this. If your goal is to show appreciation, then you don’t want to skimp on gifts and entertainment. If your goal is to train or promote a new product then you will want to focus on the presenter and A/V.

Additionally, you don’t want to skimp on food or beverages. You want to treat your audience like they are honored guests - someone you value and respect.

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Hereford House is exceptionally equipped to give your guests an amazing dining experience. We serve fine cuisine by a well-trained staff. Our professional chef can create a menu custom to your event needs and can accommodate most dietary restrictions.

 

 

Spread the word

No matter how much you plan for an event, or how great it is, it will not be a success if no one attends. Make sure you are getting the word out about your event using email, social media and/or print.

Contact Hereford House at 316.393.3290 and let us help you make your next event a success. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Bridal Fairs: Be Prepared

You are engaged! Congratulations! It is time to start planning your wedding. But where should you start?

Bridal Fairs are a great way to visit a lot of vendors at one time, see a variety of dresses and tablescapes, sample cake and other tasty treats, and see a lot of items that you may not have otherwise thought of for your big day. In order to get the most out of a bridal fair, you should be prepared. Below are a few of my suggestions to help you make the most of your experience.

  • ·     Make a checklist of required services and items. If you are newly engaged and don’t know where to start, there are a variety of checklists available online. A wedding planner is always a good idea too!
  • ·     Know your budget. Several vendors will be offering discounts if you purchase of book at the show. You will also want to bring various forms of payment for this reason.
  • ·     Pre-register. This will save you a lot of time at the door.
  • ·     Plan to spend several hours at the fair. You will have a lot to look at and you do not want to miss anything.
  • ·     Dress comfortably and wear comfortable shoes. You will be on your feet for a very long time.
  • ·     Bring color swatches. If you have already selected your colors, bring a swatch along with you to help you determine dresses, accessories, linens, etc.
  • ·     Eat a small meal before you attend. There will be a lot for you to sample, but I still recommend having a small meal prior to attending to give you the energy you will need.
  • ·    Bring your partner or a friend. This one is tricky. While I do recommend bringing someone along to bounce your ideas off of and to help you select items, I do suggest you limit your guests as too many opinions is not helpful. I would also encourage you to find a babysitter for your little one as there is a lot of walking, a lot of people and they will get bored.
  • ·     Bring a calendar. You may want to schedule a consultation with some of the vendors, especially as some offer discounts if you make an appointment at the fair.
  • ·     Bring mailing labels. There will be several opportunities to register for prizes. Go ahead and print some labels with your name, address, phone number and email to save you time at the booths.

Following the bridal show, when you’ve had a chance to rest and come down from all the sugary treats you sampled, sort through all the information you gathered and pull out the vendors and ideas that left an impression with you. You should now have a good idea of where to get all of your wedding needs, and maybe some extras. 

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Hereford House Wichita in Terradyne Country Club

When you pull onto Terradyne Drive, you will probably be under the assumption that you may be lost! But don't turn around, you are definitely in the right place! The Hereford House is tucked away inside of Terradyne Country Club. The building is lush with dark wood, fireplaces and breath taking views of the Scottish Links golf course. I must say there's not a bad seat in the house!

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Sterling Silver Beef

Hereford House is unlike other establishments that you may find in the city for many reasons. For starters, we proudly serve Sterling Silver Beef from Cargill. Our Chefs will hand select and cut your steak to order. After you have chosen your favorite cut of beef, the chef's place it on our double sided broiler that cooks 1200 degrees. It creates a nice sear on the steak to lock in all the flavor and juices that Sterling Silver beef is known for. 

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Riedel Decanters

Nothing pairs better with a Sterling Silver Steak than a glass of wine from your favorite vineyard. Wine service at the Hereford House is like non other in the Midwest. We believe in decanting all wines, red or white, sparkling or still. Drinking wine from a varietal specific glass is truly the only way to go.

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Decadent Dessert

Let's not forget about our decadent desserts! From the made from scratch carrot cake tour White Chocolate Bread Pudding, there is always something that is sure to please your palate. But don't forget about Port wines, Cognacs and espresso's are another way to cap off a wonderful meal as well.

We always accept reservations whether it's a special night for just the two of you or a group heading out for Sunday Brunch. Please do not hesitate to give us a call. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Banfi Winery Wine Dinner

Tuesday, March 7th 2017 at 6:30pm

 

Special Guest

Christine Dodgen

Banfi Winery

1st Course

Maschio Prosecco

Prosciutto wrapped mozzarella balls drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinagrette
Sterling Silver braised beef and spinach in phyllo cups

2nd Course

Banfi San Angelo Pino Grigio

Tortellini and Italian sausage soup

3rd Course

Banfi Cum Laude

Frutti de mare simmered in a cum laude, tomato, basil sauce served over linguine

4th Course

Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

Herb crusted Sterling Silver cut ribeye served with a creamy basil and goat cheese polenta

5th Course

Bolla Creso Red Verona

Mascarpone mousse served with fresh berries and garnished with dark Belgian chocolate

$85 per person

excludes tax and gratuity
Call 733-7800 to reserve your seat. Reservations are Required!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Riedel Wine Glass Seminar

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Please join and experience the impact Riedel Glassware has on Wine. Call to make your reservations today (316) 733-7800.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Easter Brunch

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Enjoy Easter Brunch overlooking The Terradyne Golf Course! Reservations are strongly recommened, call (316) 733-7800.

Happy thanksgiving HH

Hereford House A Midwest Tradition, is proud to announce our Thanksgiving Day Brunch Buffet.

November 26th, 2015 10:00 am- 3:00 pm,

$26.95 per person, Children 5-11 $12.95

Menu Items Include:

  • Sterling Silver Prime Rib, Honey Glazed Pit Ham, Omelet and Waffle Station, Traditional Breakfast Bounty, Turkey with Cornbread and Chorizo Stuffing, Giblet Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans Casserole, Blackened Tilapia with Hungarian Paprika Sauce, Mac-n-Cheese, Cranberry Dressing, Broccoli Salad, Cottage Cheese and Pineapple, Banana Cake, Lemon Bars, Pumpkin Pie, Assorted Desserts, Domestic Cheeses, Fresh Fruit Platter, Assorted Salads. 

 

Buffet served between 10:00-3:00 pm

Adults $26.95 per person, ages 5-11 are $12.95

Children under 4 years of age are FREE

Reservations Required Please Call 733-7800 to make your reservations

 

We hope you'll join us to celebrate life's many blessings, prices and items valid through November 27, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Riedel Sommelier Series Wine Tasting

HH Glass Dinner

Join Us for the New Sommelier Series Riedel Glassware Wine Tasting on October 13th. Seating is limited so call today to make reservations (316)733-7800.

Celebrate Dad like the King he is! Join us on Father's Day where the family can enjoy our famous Brunch Buffet at either the Hereford House or Scotch & Sirloin from 10am to 3pm. The Brunch Buffet is $18.95 for adults and children 11 and under are $9.95.Time Slots are filling up quickly , so make your reservations Today!

Father's Day Brunch Items Include:

  • Carving Station
  • Sterling Silver Prime Rib
  • Spanish Paella
  • Fried Whole Chicken Pieces
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • Summer Vegetables
  • Bacon & Sausage
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Biscuits & Gravy
  • Hash Browns
  • Mac-n-Cheese with homestyle bacon
  • Waffles
  • Fresh Made Omelets
  • Assorted Fruits
  • Domestic Cheese
  • Assorted Desserts
  • Assorted Salads

To make your Father's Day Reservations today at The Hereford House call (316) 733-7800, for Scotch & Sirloin call (316) 685-8701.

Your in Luck! Please join us at the Hereford House for the last Spiegelau Glassware Beer Tasting on Tuesday June 16th at 6:30. This incredible set will include an IPA, lager, wheat beer, and tall pilsher glass. Each glass in the Beer Classics collection is designed to enhance a specific style of beer and maximize their appearance, aroma, taste, and mouth feels. This set retails for $65 but it's only $40, a steal for beer glassware. So call today (316) 733-7800 and make your reservations, seating is limited!

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