08 Dec How to Plan an Unforgettable Corporate Event for Your Company
As the year comes to an end, it’s time to think about your company’s agenda for the New Year. When you’re planning a corporate event, the process may seem overwhelming at first. While you want to create opportunities for networking and team-building, you also want to keep your guests entertained on their outing from the office. Whether you’re new to planning corporate events or if you just need some new ideas for events in 2020, there are certain steps you can take to create an unforgettable experience.
Select a Goal
Each corporate event should have a specific goal. It doesn’t matter if you’re planning a gala or a team building day. Your goal will keep you focused on what you want employees to get out of the experience. For example, a day of team building exercises on the beach could be an opportunity for employees to learn how to better work as a cohesive unit. All in all, the most successful events create an equilibrium between social activities and work-place objectives. To accomplish this, you should organize social time around the goal-oriented activities.
Book a Venue
When choosing a venue you want to find a location that suits your needs. Both the size of the venue and the layout should be points of consideration in relation to the event you’re planning. For example, a venue like The Crescent Beach Club features an indoor-outdoor experience where guests can go from the ballroom to the patio to the beach easily. This layout is ideal for companies hosting galas where employees can spread out instead of being cramped in one room.
Design Your Menu
Some venues offer in-house catering options while others may require you to hire an outside caterer. In both cases research is important. When planning the menu with the caterer you should indicate any allergies or dietary restrictions guest may have. A successful event will offer delicious options for everyone.
Invite Guests and Book Corporate Event Speakers/Entertainment
Your employees likely have packed schedules outside the office. Be sure to give them as much notice as possible so they are able to attend the event, especially if it takes place outside of work hours or over a weekend. Speakers or entertainment should also be contacted in advance. The more popular they are the less availability they will have.
When it comes to alerting your guests about the event, digital invitations are the way to go. They allow you to easily keep track of RSVPs and other attendance details. Services like Evite.com or PaperlessPost.com simplify this task.
Host Your Next Corporate Event at the Beautiful Crescent Beach Club
Just 45 minutes outside of Manhattan, The Crescent Beach Club – located in Bayville, N.Y – offers convenience and luxury for all varieties of corporate events. Our private beach allows for unique team building activities while our spacious ballroom accommodates even long guest lists. Countless companies and organizations choose The Crescent Beach Club each year for their corporate events. Our expert event planners work with you to create an event that perfectly captures your company’s image and reputation. Make your event one that your employees will be raving about and looking forward to every year. Contact us today to secure your ideal date!