Dates in 2018/19 to consider when booking your event

November 3, 2017


Are you planning a wedding, life celebration or family reunion in 2018 or 2019? Usually, over the weekend is the most popular time to celebrate events but there are some dates you might want to avoid. 


For example, if you desire to get married on or around Valentine’s Day, be prepared to pay more for your bouquet. Flowers are more expensive in February than any other month. Also, if Valentine’s Day does fall on a weekend, expect most wedding venues to book up years in advance (yes, years!)


Helpful Hint: No matter what day of the year you want to rent the MAVFC Reception Hall for your event, the cost will always be the same! (We do not charge more for Saturdays or special holidays)

Holiday weekend events where you have Monday off from work have pros and cons. It’s nice to give guests an extra day to travel (or recover from all that dancing & partying) but hotels and flights could be higher around those dates. Also, some families have annual trips or plans they go on and would prefer not to miss. To help you plan the perfect date for your event, we have put together the next two years of holiday dates to consider when scheduling your event:


Martin Luther King Jr. Day (always a Monday)

  • Weekend of January 13–15, 2018

  • Weekend of January 19–21, 2019

Presidents' Day (always a Monday)

  • Weekend of February 17–19, 2018

  • Weekend of February 16–18, 2019

Mother's Day (always a Sunday) - If you are getting married, ask yourself, do you want your wedding anniversary to fall on the same weekend as Mother's Day if or when you become a mom?

  • Weekend of May 12–13, 2018

  • Weekend of May 11–12, 2019

Memorial Day (always a Monday)

  • Weekend of May 26–28, 2018

  • Weekend of May 25–27, 2019

Father's Day (always a Sunday) - As mentioned with Mother’s Day, talk with your fiance about celebrating your anniversary the same weekend as Father's Day, if you are planning on having kids.

  • Weekend of June 16–17, 2018

  • Weekend of June 15–16, 2019

Independence Day

  • Wednesday, July 4, 2018

  • Thursday, July 4, 2019

Labor Day (always a Monday)

  • Weekend of September 1–3, 2018

  • Weekend of August 31–September 2, 2019

Columbus Day (always a Monday)

  • Weekend of October 6–8, 2018

  • Weekend of October 12–14, 2019

Halloween - A Halloween themed wedding may seem like a treat to some

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018

  • Thursday, October 31, 2019

Thanksgiving (always a Thursday)

  • November 22, 2018

  • November 28, 2019

New Year's Eve

  • Monday, December 31, 2018

  • Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Religious and Cultural Holidays - Be considerate of religious & cultural holidays (your own and those of your guests) when planning your event. 


Palm Sunday

  • March 25, 2018

  • April 14, 2019

Easter Sunday

  • April 1, 2018

  • April 21, 2019

Passover (begins at sunset)

  • Friday, March 30, 2018

  • Friday, April 19, 2019

Rosh Hashanah (begins at sunset)

  • Sunday, September 9, 2018 until nightfall on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

  • Sunday, September 29, 2019 until nightfall on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Yom Kippur (begins at sunset)

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 until nightfall on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019 until nightfall on Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Hanukkah (begins at sunset)

  • Sunday, December 2, 2018 until nightfall on Monday, December 10, 2018

  • Sunday, December 22, 2019 until nightfall on Monday, December 30, 2019


  • Tuesday, December 25, 2018

  • Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Days of Remembrance


Patriot Day

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018

  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

  • Friday, December 7, 2018

  • Saturday, December 7, 2019

Major Sporting Events - If you’re a big sports fanatic or worried your guests would be distracted (or even skip your event) for a big game, avoid these dates: 


Super Bowl Sunday

  • February 4, 2018, in Minneapolis, MN

  • February 3, 2019, in Atlanta, GA

Final Four During March Madness

  • Saturday, March 31, 2018 and Monday, April 2, 2018, in San Antonio, TX

  • Saturday, April 6, 2019 and Monday, April 8, 2019, in Minneapolis, MN

Friday the 13th - If you are superstitious or believe 13 is bad luck, you should avoid celebrating an event on these dates:

  • April 13, 2018

  • July 13, 2018

  • September 13, 2019

  • December 13, 2019 

We also recommend you check with your family and friends to see if they have any annual occasions or dates that would cause them not to be able to attend. 


We would for you to rent the MAVFC Reception Hall for your event, contact us with any questions or to schedule a tour.

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