Hosting a corporate event in many ways is similar to hosting any type of event. You need to get the details right to get the outcome you require from the event. However, suppose you want your next corporate event to be a little bit more than a dull room with a person handing out cheese and crackers, and a distinct lack of atmosphere. In that case, these tips can help you elevate your next event and ensure that attendees are impressed.
Choose A Different Location
If you always go to or indeed host your events in the same place. Stop. Think outside of the box when it comes to hosting your next event. The location alone will be intriguing enough to generate interest. Don’t just go to the boring convention room. Find exciting places to host your event. Think of wineries and ballrooms, or hire out a local bar or restaurant. Choose something no one will expect.
The typical factors you need to apply when choosing your location are:
- Is it easily accessible for the majority of attendees?
- Can it hold your expected number of guests?
- Does it have everything you will require to pull off the experience you wish to provide?
Corporate Event Catering
If you’ve ever been to an event where the food was ok but not really up to standards, then bear this in mind when choosing the type of catering you want for your event. Choosing corporate catering doesn’t need to be boring. You need to find a caterer who can deliver exceptional food and drinks. This helps you wow your guests and ensure everyone has a feast, and no one leaves on an empty stomach.
Some tips for choosing your corporate catering include:
- Ensuring you are aware of any allergies and dietary restrictions so you can cater for all of your guests
- Choose the type of service that works best with your event. A sit-down meal might work best with awards, while an event to bring in new clients would benefit from a buffet selection on an aesthetically pleasing table or service by wait staff walking around the venue for guests to be served.
Your event needs to stand out, and everyone who attends needs to be confident they are in the right place. A small board up or sign on a door won’t cut it. You need to think about the decor and how to tie it into your brand and logo and use it to make a statement.
It goes without saying that no two events should be the same, and if you want to make yours a memorable one, then you need to be thinking of how you can put your own stamp on things. Your logo or brand may be on cut-outs and especially welcome boards to direct people to you. Use your branding on wall decor on cakes as toppers, balloons, and so on. Using your company colors concept can tie everything together easily.
Have Enough Seating
How you arrange the seating and the type of seating you have will be entirely dependent on the event you are holding. Making sure you have enough seating or even more than enough is important. Just in case you overfill on expected numbers can help you to ensure everyone has somewhere to sit and no one is left standing for the duration of the event.
There you go, 4 ways you can make your next corporate event stand out for all the right reasons.
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