Corporate events run the risk of becoming boring or even conventional. Most people have attended a corporate event either as an employee of the business or as a date. No more are the days of throwing an event at a regular venue and catering with food and have drinks available. These days, corporate events are getting dressed up and undergoing a total makeover. Companies are starting to invest more in order to make sure that these events fun, memorable, and entertaining. They’ve learned from the mistakes of others in the past and now are trying to shake things up and make these events stand out and be a little different from their predecessors.
Corporate events have certainly gotten a bad rap in the past as boring events that people show up to because they feel obligated– not because they are expecting to have fun at such an event. Corporate events in the past have traditionally been held at regular venues, with some basic food and drinks. Everyone inevitably ends up standing around with small plates full of appetizers and cheese and crackers while awkwardly holding a drink in their other hand. People make small talk and idly chat about work, but the event has a bored, forced air to it. Don’t make that your corporate event! The events may be corporate, but the main goal is to have fun and thank employees for their work. It’s a chance to have some fun, and companies are striving to make them enjoyable.
Corporate events are now planned using the latest technology, themes, ideas, and approaches. Not only is more attention being paid to venues, but companies are also making sure that the decor is memorable, the food provided is unique, and engagement with attendees of the event. Experts are saying that it’s important for companies to provide events that aren’t just a social gathering, but an experience for everyone to share, as well. Even the venues for these occasions are changing– companies are making an effort to hold events in unusual and cool locations, such as museums, casinos, villas, theme parks, and more. They don’t want be known for throwing boring events that are the same as they’ve ever been. Companies are increasingly striving to provide corporate events that attendees are truly excited about going to.
The emphasis is increasingly being shifted from having pedantic events to more exciting, fun experiences. Whether it’s jazzing up the event with unique catering to making the event more fun with live music and an impressive lights system, companies are jumping at the chance to make events more fun and unique whenever possible. The goal for most companies is to provide a fun memory for all who attend.
Companies are also trending towards hiring a DJ or live band to play music. Unique venue spaces with live music often make the perfect pairing, like at an outdoors botanical garden with a live band. Music is fun and sets the tone for a memorable event. When it comes to your next corporate event, think outside the box and do something different!