Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Grey Goose Lounge at Muzik

Last night we (Rochelle, Allison & our intern Eva) went to visit the newly designed Grey Goose Lounge.  We came away with mixed impressions.  Eva, our party girl, was happy to find a new place she could bring her friends to.  Rochelle and I weren't extremely impressed with the decor - it didn't feel like anything new.  "Bling" and sparkle have been done for years - aside from having used it at events, we've been selling the bling ribbon (found all over lamps, pillows and stools in the Lounge) in our retail store for years.  Have to admit, it still had the wow factor though - just not a "it's so unique and original" wow.

We liked the size of the venue - they say it's great for events of 80 to 3000 people, and for some types of events - company offsites/team building, meeting with friends - the venue would be fine.  I'm not into the beauty bar that they have - if I need to fix my hair, I kinda prefer not to do it in front of my fellow partygoers.  The white VIP lounge at the back is cozy.

If you're hosting a marketing event, the branding is already very much specific to Grey Goose (although the AV screens/monitors would allow you to tweak it a bit to state what your event is).  Overall, not my favourite venue, but it's always great to know what options the city has to offer.