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Gabrielle Ricci

Gabrielle Ricci
Gabrielle is one of the Marketplace Analysts at VenueBook NYC. When she's not at work, she's probably trying to sell greeting cards to older professionals at Paper Source. Gabrielle prides herself on her ability to tie a bow tie and her abundance of men's (boy's because she has small feet) dress shoes. Keep up with her fashion adventures on Instagram @gabricci21
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Recent Posts

The World of WhirlyBall

Posted by Gabrielle Ricci on Feb 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

At a certain point, the typical private dinner or happy hour can get played out. You end up visiting a handful of the same bars, you get drinks for free, you head home. To me, that's a little boring. If you live in Chicago and you're ready for a corporate event change, it's time to enter the world of WhirlyBall.

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Topics: Chicago, Venues

New Booker 101: How and Why To Book with VenueBook

Posted by Gabrielle Ricci on Feb 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

So you're looking to book an event and you have no idea where to start. If this was the early 2000s, you might make a list of potential venues, call up the venues and schedule a visit, make an extensive spreadsheet with prices and details and then eventually pick one and begin the planning process with the venue manager. I was not booking events in the early 2000s (I was in elementary school), but this sounds like a lot of unnecessary work. 

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Topics: VenueBook, Event Planning

VenueBook Venues Participating in NYC Restaurant Week

Posted by Gabrielle Ricci on Jan 31, 2017 12:00:00 PM

NYC Restaurant Week is in full swing! From January 23rd to February 10th, restaurants in the Big Apple will offer pre-fixed menus for lunch and dinner at more accessible prices. If you've been dying to try a restaurant, but it's a little out of your budget, now is the time to stop in. $29 lunches and $42 dinners open the door to a variety of tasty oppotunities. We are excited to see so many of our VenueBook venues participating in NYC Restaurant Week! Here are just a few that we recommend you try:

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Tips For Throwing a Killer Super Bowl Party

Posted by Gabrielle Ricci on Jan 27, 2017 11:00:00 AM


Whether you're rooting for the Patriots or the Falcons, or just looking for an excuse to drink, the Super Bowl is quickly approaching and the party planning stage is now. If you want to up your street cred with your friends as the official party person, I've got a few ideas that will give you a name for yourself.

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Topics: Event Planning, Life

VenueBook Venue Partners Participating in Chicago Restaurant Week

Posted by Gabrielle Ricci on Jan 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM


Let the countdown to Chicago Restaurant Week begin! From January 27-February 9th, over 350 Chicago restaurants will be participating in this annual event centered around all things wonderful: food. The (two) week long event offers participants great prices on prefixed menus for brunch, lunch and dinner. VenueBook is excited to announce that 12 of our Chicago venues will be participating this year. Here are a few of

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Topics: Chicago, Venues