We get it, the process of planning a corporate event can be pretty daunting.
Whether it’s a gala dinner, a networking event, a product launch or even a conference, a lot goes in to nailing a corporate affair. From finding the perfect venue, to coming up with fun and fresh ideas, and making sure that the little details aren’t forgotten about, we’ve got you covered.
There’s definitely lot at stake with this one, especially when your brands reputation is on the line. From staying within your budget, to choosing the perfect menu of food and hiring the best DJ, everything counts.
For a thorough checklist brought to you by the events experts, keep scrolling and you’ll find the key to hosting a successful corporate event, whatever it may be.
Check the Calendar
Our advice? There’s no such thing as planning too early. Once you’ve decided on a date, check your calendar as well as other events going on within your industry around that time too. You’ll want to know what else is going on in Melbourne such as school holidays, religious holidays and public holidays too! All of these things have the potential to affect your attendees so don’t forget to do your research.
Location, Location… did we mention Location?
This is your key player for nailing the game. Choosing the right venue can literally make (or break!), your event. Its 2019, which means that old school function rooms are out, and in are modern clubs and event settings that can be quite literally, whatever you want them to be. When it comes to venue hire, opt for a venue that can be adapted to suit your brand or business’ identity, without faltering on its own character. If you’re hosting a conference for directors of the board, a sit-down intimate dinner at Mon Bijou could work. A product launch within the fashion industry? Ensure that your chosen venue targets your demographic and supports your brand.
Cater to Your Clients & Guestlist
Just like being in a retail or hospitality environment, the customer is King. The same can be said for your clients and attendees. So, when it comes to organising your invitations and RSVP options, making sure that your guests are all catered for is an absolute must. From parking options, to dietary requirements and whether they’re allowed to invite a plus one, everyone matters. Note that by giving your attendees as much information as possible means that they’ll be more at ease on the day of the actual event, meaning you won’t have to micromanage and you may even be able to enjoy a couple of drinks too!
Corporate Catering… Made Cool
It’s a myth that corporate events are boring or ‘stale’, excuse the pun. We know that delicious food and a glass of bubbles is the way to a lot of hearts, so crafting a modern and interesting menu for your guests is always a winner. Unify the corporate culture of your company and totally nail brand identity with a creative set of dishes. Good for conversation starters, and your taste buds.
If you need help covering the basics, talk to an event manager at Collective Establishments to organise your corporate festivities and create a night to remember. Come to us with your budget, requirements and entertainment requests and let the party people do what they do best.