Depending on what line of work you’re in, you may be pretty familiar with the corporate event scene. Even if you don’t attend a lot of corporate events, the ones you attend can be pretty forgetful if the organizers don’t do anything to make their event stand out. That’s why it’s so important to find ways to make your corporate event stand out if you’re throwing a fundraiser or organizing a company event. Below, we share five ways that you can ensure your corporate event is unforgettable.
1. Wow With The Venue
Hotel convention centers are designed to be both functional and forgettable, so while they can host a large group, they aren’t going to be memorable for your audience. Instead, choose a venue that dazzles your guests. Spaces like The Grand 1858 and The Riverside offer picturesque views and incredible interior design that will be sure to make a mark on your audience.
2. Have A Keynote Speaker
Depending on the goals of your event, oftentimes it’s very helpful to have a keynote speaker deliver a message to your audience. It could be the head of your foundation speaking about the goals of your charity event, or it could be the CEO congratulating the team for a year of hard work. Or you could book a motivational speaker or a local celebrity to come talk to your guests. These powerful words can help make your night memorable.
3. Add Some Music
To help set the mood and create easy conversation between guests, consider having some musical entertainment at your event. You can book a local band to play for a couple hours, or you can bring in a DJ to play music at your event. The team at Entourage Events Groups can also handle the music and sound arraignments if you want to have more control over the music options at your event.
4. Have Top Notch Food
As you might have noticed so far with these tips, you want to appeal to your audience with sensory experiences. You’ve wowed with impressive views and entertained their ears with music, now it’s time to take it to the next level by dazzling their taste buds. Cater the event with fabulous food and beverage options. You can look into local vendors, but again, sometimes it’s easiest to go with the in-house options. Our catering division can create incredible appetizers and desserts at any of our venues, which is one less thing you have to worry about on the day of the event.
5. Encourage Social Sharing
A final way to make your event memorable and to help it have a second life in the digital realm is to make it an event that lends itself to sharing on social media. Our design and decor team can create wonderful spaces within your venue that lend themselves to Instagram opportunities or group photo spots. Create a hashtag for your event and encourage your guests to take photos and share about the night on social media. Photos and videos will help you remember the event, and it can be an effective PR tool.
If you want to ensure that your corporate event stands out from the rest, sync up with the team at Entourage Events Group and let us help make your event one-of-a-kind. For more information or to request a quote, reach out to our team today at (612) 564-3777.