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Where should I hold my family reunion?

on October 15, 2013

You’ve figured out when you want to have your reunion, and who you’re going to invite. Now, where is everyone going to get together? Ask yourself: How many people do you expect? Is this a large gathering of multiple generations or a small gathering of a few cousins for a picnic? That will impact where you’ll have the reunion.


A summer picnic can take place at a state park – most have pavilions that can be rented for a small fee. Or for even less, a family member with a large backyard and plenty of parking can host the reunion. This means more work during the event for the planners, with both set-up and clean-up needing to get done. Food can be done as a pot-luck, or you can use an outside caterer. Grocery stores often do large platters of sandwiches, sides and fixings for easy, one-day gatherings. A reunion like this can be planned in as little as six months.


A bigger event, with extended family coming in from out-of-town, means a little more planning ahead of time, but staff at your location can do much of the work during the reunion itself. You can set up room blocks at your local hotel for out-of-town guests. A resort hotel like the Heritage Hotel can also host your family reunion events, with activities like swimming, racquetball, tennis, golf and more. You can then create a family reunion weekend, with activities at your hotel as well as at nearby attractions. You should give yourself close to a year to plan for an event like this.


A destination reunion means everybody gets to go somewhere fun, whether it’s the theme parks in Orlando, Florida, the Grand Canyon or Paris, France. Doing a reunion like this is like planning a vacation for everyone in your family. It’s a lot of work, but can be very rewarding. You’ll want to make sure it’s a destination everyone can get to – or they can get passports in enough time. Reunions like this can take a year or more to plan.



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