5 Reasons You Should Consider a Micro Wedding at Normandy Farm

You said YES! Congratulations! Now it's time to plan the "Big (or Small) Day." Are you picturing a grand wedding with all of your friends and family? Maybe the sheer thought of that is overwhelming and you’d prefer a smaller and more intimate celebration. Continue reading to discover if a micro wedding is more your style. In the age of student loan debt, social distancing, and a variety of other factors, micro weddings have become chic and trendy. An intimate wedding keeps the guest list small but affords you the opportunity to create the celebration of your dreams as well as an exceptional experience for your nearest and dearest guests. Below are the top five reasons a micro wedding might b

Why Face to Face Events Can Never Truly Be Replaced

Did you know that 69% of people admit to browsing social media to pass the time during audio-only conference calls, and believe it or not, 80% of millennials and 78% of Gen Xers prefer face-to-face meetings? There is no question that the internet has made the world a smaller and much more convenient place. Between video conference platforms, apps, social media, group chats, phone calls and emails, we can easily share our contributions in a cost effective way. On paper, getting objectives accomplished from the comfort of one’s environment, at very little cost, sounds like a no brainer. So why spend the time and money to bring everyone together? Whether it be for a team building, meeting or ce

10 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue, with Answers

The love of your life just popped THE question, and now the fun of venue-hunting can begin! It’s easy to get swept up in the magic of it all— • - At which picturesque location should we recite our vows? •- Should I opt for a rustic style or more modern and bright? •- Formal dinner or casual cocktails and stations? Not to rain on your (wedding) parade, but given the current environment in which we live, there are 10 Must Ask questions you don’t want to gloss over: 1. What are your sanitation practices? It looks clean, but how do you know your wedding venue is clean? Ask what sort of products the venue uses, how often, and what proactive measures they take. Keep your guests and yourselves

Remote Meetings Are the New Norm

Your Guide to Effective Virtual Meetings According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the coronavirus, or COVID-19, has been detected in 95% of the countries around the world. As we wait to see when life will return to “normal”, employers of all types and sizes are erring on the side of caution and working through their day-to-day duties remotely. For many this means working remotely for the very first time and therefore, hosting team meetings, remotely, for the very first time. The amount of electronic meeting systems (EMS) one can choose from is daunting. So, the question is, how does one choose their perfect go-to option? Here at Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Cent

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