Companies plan corporate events for a number of reasons. Not only are corporate events a good opportunity for employers to establish and maintain an amiacable relationship with their employees, but also as means to promote or build lasting relationship with clients.
Planning a successful corporate event therefore is very important when it comes to getting a positive result. Several factors need to be kept in mind when planning an event. This inludes entertainment, food, venue etc.
While all the factors hold equal importance when it comes success of the corporate event, the location or venue, however, warrants special attention.
Keep in mind the following when looking for a location for your next corporate event;
The Size of the Venue Should Fit Everyone
The number of guests attending the event will probably narrow down choices of the venue in mind. Remember; the selected venue should have enough space to accommodate everyone – from a handful of employees to a large corporate gathering. Budget, of course, plays a large part when it comes to choosing an appropriate venue but make sure to list down all possible choices before settling on the best one. Also consider this: are you opting for theatre style seating? Round table? Square? Each of these options need to be factored in.
When planning corporate events, many employers provide a list of possible venues and ask the staff to vote on one. This strategy is ideal, especially if the attendees will get to the venue on their own. It’s important to take into consideration the travel aspect.
If guests are flying in from another country or state, you’ll have to arrange accommodation as well. One way to decrease your travel costs is by choosing a venue near the airport.
What Amenities Are On Offer for Attendees
The secret to get the most out of any event: the planners need to make sure that attendees are not only comfortable but they have every amenity on hand. Event planners are in luck as most professional or corporate meeting venues offer minimal supplies and amenities for events, such as audiovisual equipment, chairs and tables etc. Besides having comfortable furniture, Wi-Fi is another must-have amenity.
What amenities will be the most popular largely depends on the type of corporate event and when it’s being held. Many spaces offer onsite bars and restaurants for guests to mingle; while others provide entertainment in the form of a live band etc.
While small corporate events are relatively easier to plan and manage (without professional help), it’s a good idea to hire the professional and experienced services of an event management company – one that specializes in all types of corporate party planning.
To make the most of your event, get in touch with James Event Productions today.