5 Corporate Hospitality Ideas to Inspire
Are you looking for corporate hospitality ideas for your next fundraiser or business event? Whether you’re trying to secure new clients, impress investors or simply host a night to remember, the success of your next event could affect your reputation for years to come, so it's worth investing both time and money into getting it right.
To help you feel inspired, here are five corporate hospitality ideas, designed to wow your guests and set you apart from the competition.
1. Host a themed party
All the best corporate events have a definite theme, so you’ll want to give this one some thought if you're throwing a party. Whether you choose a masked ball, a 1970's disco or a glamorous soiree, make sure your theme is reflected in every area of your party planning – from the decorations to the catering and dress code.
2. Provide a night of entertainment
No party is complete without some corporate entertainment. Depending on your attendees, you might decide to hire a singer or live band, or you might go down the comedy, dance or acrobatics route. However you choose to keep your guests entertained, make sure the performance stands out. You don’t want your party to be stale and forgettable (like corporate events often are). Don't be afraid to stray from the status quo.
3. Focus on food
Refreshments are a must for all corporate events, but try to steer clear of boring snacks and drinks. Instead, think of ways to make your food and drink more exciting and get people talking. Why not provide a DIY cocktail bar, for example, with a cocktail waiter on hand? Other unique corporate hospitality ideas include interactive food and drink stations, build-your-own taco stands or even pizza making activities. If you’re opting for a sit-down meal event, you need to hire an external catering company to take care of the cooking, serving and clearing up so you can focus on your guests.
4. Host games and competitions
What better way to tempt your guests than with some friendly competition? Not only will this liven up your event, but it’s also the perfect excuse for a branded giveaway or prize that will market your business. Tempt guests into entering your contest by making it a fundraiser, where the price of entry or raffle tickets goes to charity. If all goes well, you’ll be contributing to a good cause and raising your profile in the process.
5. Do something different
Rather than hosting a traditional party, why not take your guests out on an excursion or ice-breaking activity? Team-building days out like paint-balling or cookery classes will get everyone talking and give your brand a modern edge. Remember: you’re trying to create an event to inspire people, so don’t be afraid to think outside the box.
Make your corporate hospitality ideas a reality with Edify Management
Planning the perfect corporate event is vital if you want to make the right impression, but you don't need to go it alone. Here at Edify Management, we can plan and implement a bespoke corporate hospitality package for your business. We'll also run everything on the night, so you can focus on meeting and greeting your invitees.
We bring creativity and innovation to the corporate sector and will work with you to create an event that speaks to your brand and ethos, so you'll leave a lasting impression on your guests. To find out more about our bespoke event-planning services, contact us today.