The Importance of Christening/ Dedication Day
For many Christians, a child’s Christening/ Dedication Day is one of the most celebrated affairs by the family. It is the day when family, godparents, and friends gather to witness the baby being dedicated unto the Lord. My son Lucas had his Dedication Day Reception at Gerry’s Grill in Newport City.
Dedication Day Reception at Gerry’s Grill Newport
First, my husband and I had to choose a reception venue. We thought of having our venue at home and hire a caterer. However, that would be tedious because then we would have to clean up after our guests. For this reason, we decided to hold the venue at a restaurant. In this way, we do not have to deal with the after-party mess.
So after checking out restaurants nearby and online, we finally decided on Gerry’s Grill Newport as our venue. Why? I was impressed with their “worry-free all-in package”. Since we wanted a simple and intimate celebration, we only invited a few people. A few close and friends and relatives came to our event. In the Philippines, a “few” may translate to as many as fifty guests.
Gerry’s Grill Menu Packages
My husband and I dropped by Gerry’s Grill Newport a month before the expected date of the dedication so that we can choose a menu package for our function. Gerry’s Grill is known for its sizzling plates and Filipino dishes. We chose their MENU C package, which costs Php 470 per person for a minimum of 50 pax.
Fried Chicken and Fries
Bottomless Iced Tea
Lucas’s Dedication Day
Guests arrived as early as 2:30 P.M. and the restaurant readily accommodated them. At 3:00, the waiters already served them with iced tea and water. Our program started at 4:00, and dinner was served right after. The guests were satisfied with the food. It was served hot and everything was delicious. The waiters were prompt in servicing the needs of our guests.
Their function package included 20 balloons, a catering setup, trained servers, and a banner. I like the way they decorated the place. It was simple but well-organized.
Our event lasted for 3 hours, from 3 to 6 P.M. Since we rented their speaker and microphones, they charged us an additional Php500 for the electricity charge. The restaurant played children’s nursery rhymes as the background music. However, the manager offered to give us back the Php500 because their microphones were not working properly. I just told him to use it as a group tip for the servers.
Overall, our families and friends had a great time. I recommend Gerry’s Grill Newport to parents looking for a place to hold their child’s Christening/ Dedication Day reception.
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