Space Events


May 23, 2024

Stepping into SPACE Events is like entering a whole new world of unparalleled event experiences. We're sitting down with Elvira Grau, the visionary behind SPACE Events, to gain insights on how to guarantee successful events. With a rich background in events and public relations, Elvira's passion for creating unforgettable experiences has propelled SPACE to the forefront of the event industry, setting new standards for epic celebrations. Her expertise and dedication shine through in every aspect of SPACE, offering an unmatched experience for guests. From choosing the perfect venue to ensuring every detail is flawlessly executed, keep reading to learn Elvira’s top 5 insights on creating unforgettable experiences. 


Elvira Grau, the visionary behind SPACE Events, is a true embodiment of the American dream. Born in Ukraine, Elvira immigrated to the United States, where she built her event production business from the ground up. Before venturing into the world of events, she honed her skills as a Marketing and Public Relations Executive, managing Fortune 500 clients, granting her a unique edge and perspective in her current role.

Despite language barriers and dyslexia, she leveraged her creativity and imagination to establish SPACE Events, New Jersey’s premier event venue in 2005. Elvira transformed the 26,000-square-foot space in Englewood, New Jersey into the ultimate party venue. Despite initial doubts and gender biases, Elvira's determination propelled SPACE Events forward. With her husband Jim, they've nurtured SPACE into a dynamic space that continuously evolves to exceed expectations.

As she continues to lead SPACE to new heights, Elvira's journey stands as a testament to the resilience, determination, and limitless potential that women possess in realizing their dreams. Keep reading to learn about Elvira’s 5 most important key factors to consider when planning an event!


According to Elvira, selecting the right venue is paramount to the success of any event. "So many people spend so much money and end up choosing the wrong venue," she states. When considering your venue, it's essential to ask yourself key questions to ensure a seamless and unforgettable experience:

  • Can the venue comfortably accommodate your guest list, ensuring everyone feels welcomed and accommodated throughout the event?
  • Does the venue offer full service, including party planning, catering, design, and décor? SPACE stands as a premium full-service event venue, providing a one-stop-shop experience consisting of event planning, design, catering, and entertainment under one roof.
  • Does the venue align with the vision and desired atmosphere for your event? Whether it's a daytime affair bathed in natural light or an evening soiree surrounded by city lights, choosing a venue that suits the tone and theme of your event is crucial for creating the perfect ambiance.

"The menu sets the tone for your event," Elvira emphasizes. When selecting your menu, consider the type of menu or catering options the venue offers, ensuring diversified options to cater to all guests, and whether they can accommodate dietary restrictions, including vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options. 

At SPACE Events, our catering services are unmatched, thanks to our in-house executive chef who brings culinary excellence to every occasion. We focus on quality and innovation, crafting delicious and fully customizable menus to suit your event’s needs. Whether you’re hosting a milestone celebration, a bar/bat mitzvah, or a holiday corporate event, our diverse menu options will tantalize your taste buds and impress your guests. We also offer in-house Kosher catering under the supervision of the RCBC, providing a certified and delicious Kosher menu for those with specific dietary needs. From delectable appetizers to mouthwatering main courses and indulgent desserts, SPACE guarantees a dining experience like no other.


Elvira believes that entertainment is paramount in elevating any celebration. Whether you opt for a live band, a DJ, or specialty performers, it's crucial to consider what best suits your guests and the ambiance of your event. When planning your entertainment lineup, explore the diverse array of talent available to elevate your celebration. Choose what resonates most with your guests and the overall vibe of your event. Included in all of our packages, our in-house entertainment services cover everything from DJs and MCs to energetic dancers who keep the party going! With additional attractions like our mini bowling and arcade, we guarantee an unforgettable entertainment experience for you and your guests.

"And don’t forget the lighting. It sets the vibe and the mood!" she adds, emphasizing its crucial role in enhancing the overall experience of the event. In addition to lighting, our venue provides state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and top-notch amenities, including a 7ft x 10ft LED screen, microphones, plasma TVs, projectors, and sophisticated lighting setups.


"It all starts with a theme," Elvira notes. Our team of in-house event planners and graphic designers is key to bringing your vision to life. Whether you envision a vibrant color scheme, personalized motifs, or a nod to a specific era or interest, your chosen theme sets the stage for a truly unforgettable experience. 

At SPACE, we work tirelessly to transform our space into a visually stunning backdrop tailored to perfection for your special occasion. Our in-house graphic designers collaborate closely with clients to craft incredible designs that infuse every element throughout our venue, ensuring that each event is truly one-of-a-kind. We incorporate décor elements like centerpieces, flowers, candles, and custom builds and fabrications that seamlessly reflect your event’s theme. With a commitment to excellence and creativity, we guarantee that your event will leave a lasting impression on your guests.


"The right staff can make or break an event," says Elvira. Here are some questions to ask yourself: Does the venue offer party planning services? Is there a valet, coat/bathroom attendant? Are bartenders, waiters, and cleaners provided? Does the venue include day-of coordination? With meticulous attention to detail, our team of in-house event planners, designers, chefs, and staff bring your vision to life.

Planning an event is no small feat, but with the right venue, menu, entertainment, décor, and staff, your celebration is sure to be a resounding success. At SPACE, we're committed to exceeding your expectations and creating unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Contact our event experts today and let’s make your next event one to remember!

Office Hours

10:00 AM-6:00 PM


491 S. Dean Street
Englewood, NJ 07631