Home Party vs Quinceanera Venues. How to Choose?

June 12, 2024by Vivaldi Venues

Planning and hosting a party is a big endeavor and deciding where to have the celebration is one of the biggest decisions in the process. A quinceanera is a milestone in the life of girls in several cultures and is akin to planning a wedding in some families. For that reason, choosing where to host the birthday party may be something you’re considering. Here’s what you should know about choosing between having the soiree at home or at one of many quinceanera venues that are available. 

Choosing the Perfect Setting for a Quinceanera: Home Party vs. Venue

Hosting at Home

A party at home is the choice of many families, but there are pros and cons to hosting in your own house or backyard. 

Pros

  • Comfort and familiarity – you know where everything is and you have more control over the environment.
  • Flexible timing – when you host at home, you can choose the time frame for the party and can linger longer if you want to, without having to pay more. 
  • You can decorate however you want to – there won’t be any restrictions to what you can hang, set up or otherwise envision. 
  • You can choose the food and drink – at home, you have complete control over what foods and beverages are served and aren’t restricted by the venue catering options. 

Cons

  • No clean up – after a party at home, you will be responsible for cleaning up all of the debris and mess.
  • Responsible for damage – if anything is broken or destroyed in your home during the party, you are liable for the cost of replacing or repairing it. 
  • Guests won’t leave – at your house, guests may feel they can stay as long as they like because there’s no staff reminding you it’s time to clear out. 
  • Less space – home may not be viable if you are expecting a large crowd for the quinceanera. 

Hosting at Quinceanera Venues

Renting a space is becoming an increasingly popular choice for a wide variety of celebrations, including a quinceanera. Here are the advantages and disadvantages you can expect. 

Pros

  • Less stress – with venue staff to assist with set up, clean up and event needs, you can stress less and enjoy the party more.
  • Staff assistance – the professionals at your venue can answer questions, solve problems and otherwise ensure the event goes off without a hitch. 
  • More space – venues are often large enough to accommodate hundreds of people, which is perfect for huge family parties. 
  • No clean up – venue staff will take care of clean up so you can end the party and go home to rest. 

Cons

  • Cost – renting a venue is naturally going to cost more than hosting at home, though our rates are quite affordable.
  • Less personal – without your home as the setting, the party may not feel as personal to the birthday girl and decor options may be limited. 
  • Time restrictions – when you rent a venue, you can only use the space for the allotted time and may have to be flexible with dates. 

Making the final decision between hosting at home or using quinceanera venues is influenced by many factors. If you decide on a venue, Vivaldi Venues is here for you. Contact us today to make your reservation.