Whether it’s for your clients, stakeholders or staff, you’ll no doubt want to make sure that your next corporate event hits the right notes. With this in mind, here are a few tips that should help ensure this occasion that has a real wow factor.
Think outside the box when choosing your entertainment
From live bands to professional speakers, there’s no shortage of ways to keep your guests occupied during these gatherings. If you want your event to stand out though, you’ll need to think outside the box when you’re planning your entertainment. Rather than going for traditional options like these, consider something unexpected instead. A murder mystery dinner is a great example. Specialist companies can arrange this entertainment for you, providing trained actors who guide your guests through the experience following an amusing and carefully planned script. Over their food, your guests will get to test their skills as sleuths, interacting with the characters and each other in an attempt to discover who is responsible for the murder. This type of entertainment offers something completely different to a standard corporate soiree, injecting added personality and flare to the events.
Other innovative entertainment ideas can include anything from indoor bowling to novelty photo booths and live cooking demonstrations. Whatever you opt for, make sure you plan it carefully so that everything runs smoothly on the day.
Dress your venue to impress
From your lighting to your table decorations, your venue should be dressed to impress. If you’re hiring a commercial venue, the owner may provide a room decorating service as part of the package, but be sure to liaise with them to check that you’re happy with the look they are planning to create. Depending on the style of the event you’re lining up, you might want to opt for a slick, branded look or go all out and choose themed decorations. Putting some extra time and effort into preparing the staging area for your soiree will help to elevate it to the next level.
Ensure your catering is spot on
Nothing can spoil an event quite like poor quality catering. So, if you want to leave a smile on your guests’ faces, it’s important to pay close attention to your food choices. Whether you’re treating attendees to a three-course meal or you’re simply providing some canapes, make sure there is something to suit all of your guests’ needs (including vegetarians and people with particular food allergies), and check that the standard of the food is up to scratch. If possible, test samples of the dishes or snacks ahead of the event.
Making sure your corporate event is one to remember – and for all the right reasons – can seem like a challenge, but by taking tips like these on board, you should be able to wow your guests.