Corporate Event in the Pipeline? Here's our 5 Top Tips for Event Planners

Corporate events vary from conferences to Christmas dos and award ceremonies to directors’ dinners. No two events are ever the same, and whether your event’s objective is to reward, educate or impress, Party Ingredients will ensure seamless delivery of your event. We strongly believe in working together with our clients to bring their ideas and plans to life. Therefore we want to understand your specific event requirements from the initial tailor-made proposal to the bespoke service we provide on the day of the event. Read below for one of our event managers' tips collected into a simple check list that helps to ensure a smooth planning process leading up to a successful event!

1. The Essentials - Budget, Location, Date, Numbers

The essentials are the building blocks of your event. We have a variety of great venues to recommend depending on your budget, number of guests and the availability of the venue on your requested date. Event location is often determined by the location of your office, transport links, or where your guests are coming from. Your estimated numbers indicate whether an intimate and atmospheric venue is right for you, or whether it is essential to accommodate large numbers comfortably.

2. What are your Event Objectives?

Consider what you want to achieve with your event. Is your aim to impress your directors, educate partners or reward your clients? When clients first call us, we often ask: “How do you want your guests to feel when leaving the event?” This is our way of understanding what your guests’ expectations are and how to exceed them.

3. Previous Events

Think about your previous event experiences and go through possible feedback you received. What did your guests love about it? Did something go wrong? Where the timings too tight or was there a talking point such as an act, decor or food that helped to create exactly the right atmosphere? We want to hear about it and work towards re-creating the best experiences and cross out the possible bad.

4. Food & Drink

It is obvious, we love food. Beautifully presented, seasonal food that tastes great can truly impress your guests. Seamless service and friendly waiters can make your guests feel amazingly well looked after. For us, these are the fundamentals. We also love helping you to make your event extra special, by creating a bespoke cocktail in corporate colours, tailoring your menu around a specific theme or decorating cupcakes with you company logos. Our event managers are ready to help with anything from networking buffets to canapé receptions and five-course seated dinners.

5. Theme and Special Equipment

The theme of the event mirrors the objectives you have. A daytime conference has a completely different feel to a lavish corporate party, but whatever the objectives, the theme, entertainment and equipment have to match. Think about your specific requirements for AV equipment, floral designs and table decorations, or bands and DJ’s – we have gotten to know quite a few great people about town. There isn’t such a thing as too crazy a question!

Please get in touch with our talented event managers to see how we can help to create the perfect event for you.