The Willkommen Committee recently visited the Royal Oak Event Center to celebrate their recent remodel.
Nicole El-Sawaf and her father bought the space in New Ulm two years ago, and they have made a lot of improvements in that time. The ceiling and flooring have been repainted to a more neutral color and their overall aesthetic changed to a white scheme in order to better work with any theme a potential client might want. They changed from fluorescent lights to LEDs, and updated the sound system as well. Both the lights and the speakers operate on a zone system to provide greater flexibility for the needs of an event. The space has a projector, podium, and walk-around mics. The bar has also been updated to allow for more offerings. They also have an ATM and a full kitchen to either provide the catering or allow for others to come in and use the space.
All of these improvements make the space look wonderful, but probably the most significant change is the upstairs. What used to be offices has been transformed into Bride and Groom Suites to give the wedding parties a private space to get ready, relax, and keep their belongings safe during the festivities so they can celebrate their big day care-free. There are also great spaces to do fun photoshoots like a “First Look.” They have several plans for even more updates!
Royal Oak Event Center has already hosted some great events that highlight their versatility from the B the Light Gala to weddings and corporate events to their recent concert series, which continues on Saturday, January 20th, with the Arch Allies performance starting at 8pm. If you’re interested in learning more, visit their website at www.royaloakeventcenter.com.
In the photo: Jonathan Swanson, Austin Nitschke, and Nicole El-Sawaf, Royal Oak Event Center; Annette Olson, Weelborg Chevrolet; Bridget Whitney, Bank Midwest; Anna Howell, Design Home Center; Alicia Weatherly and Elizabeth Welker, Royal Oak Event Center.