Hosting a corporate event doesn’t have to be stressful or overwhelming. If you have a plan and the right support in place, it can actually be quite enjoyable. Here’s how to throw a successful corporate event that everyone will love.
Think About What You Want to Accomplish
Every successful event starts with a detailed plan that outlines the purpose and what you’re trying to achieve. Are you aiming to get more business from new clients? Are you trying to keep your company top of mind with past clients? Or is your goal to improve team camaraderie? Do you need guest speakers, sponsors, or entertainment? Once you know the goals and objectives, you can start planning out what you need to do to achieve them.
Promote Your Event
You can’t throw an event without guests and you can’t pick a venue without knowing how many people are planning to attend. So the next step in your planning phase is to put together the guest list and set a deadline for RSVPs. Then start promoting your event on social media, through email, or even in your newsletters. Create the buzz you need and then work from there.
Find the Perfect Venue
Once you have a good idea of how many people will be attending your event, you’ll need to find a venue that will accommodate your numbers and event theme. Remember, choosing the right venue can make or break an event. The décor, equipment and setup should also be carefully considered too.
Order the Food
Often, the food is the most talked about feature of any event. Having a standout menu that offers a range of delectable culinary options can ensure your event is the most talked about one of the year. Just make sure it matches your event type and theme – hors d’oeuvres and carving stations for networking events and buffets and plated dinners for galas and AGMs.
Hire Great Staff
The staff is your support system that will keep your event moving in sync from beginning to end. If you’re lucky, the venue will have a professional team ready to assist you with everything from event planning to logistics, serving and greeting guests.
Looking for a venue that can do it all? St. Elias Centre offers flexible venue space for all event sizes, types and themes. Our onsite parking, catering, AV team, and professional staff are just some of the perks that our venue offers. Contact us today to learn more.