When you’re holding a corporate event, regardless of whether it’s a dinner in Palm Beach FL, honoring an accomplishment or milestone your business has reached or it’s an annual celebration to help build team spirit, choosing the right catering and entertainment can make a big difference in the overall success of your event. A great meal is definitely wonderful, but entertainment is often the thing that people remember the most, make sure it’s memorable.
What is the theme or purpose of your event?
When it comes to corporate event planning, the first step in narrowing down the right entertainment is having a clear idea about the overall theme or purpose for the event. Clearly, the entertainment you choose for a stakeholder presentation will typically be much different than what you might want for an awards ceremony or company dinner to honor employees. The type of entertainment you choose should enhance your overall theme rather than detract from it. For example, if you have a comedian to entertain your guests, one would expect that the guests will remain seated throughout the program; however, a band or other type of entertainment can be an excellent option for groups that will be up, milling around, and networking with one another.
If your corporate event has a theme, then you’ll certainly want to tie the entertainment into that theme in some way. From a holiday theme to a fun Oscar themed event, the entertainment will certainly be more engaging if it relates to the overall theme of the event.
Think About the Guests Who Will Attend the Event
The entertainment you choose should also keep the guest profile in mind. The number of attendees will certainly be an important factor as some entertainment options are better suited for a smaller gathering. Other guest profile factors that need to be considered include age range, gender, and even cultural background of the attendees. Some types of entertainment are not suitable for all audiences.
Evaluate Your Entertainment Options
An essential part of making sure that you have the right entertainers for your event, and that everything goes off without a hitch, is to evaluate all aspects of your entertainment needs. For example, does the entertainer need special licensing, equipment or require other things like props or a stage? Of course, it’s also a good idea to interview the prospective entertainers to see if they are the right fit for your planned event. This can be time-consuming, especially when you’re working on other important aspects of the event, but with a reputable event management company, you can leave the details to the experts.
Budget is Almost Always an Important Consideration
Your entertainment options can be incredibly over the top; but, as most event planners know, the budget often means that you need to reign in your enthusiasm. Of course, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to get exceptional entertainment options, it just means that you need to keep your budget in mind when choosing your options. Whether you’re planning an event in South Florida or Boston MA, you’ll find quality entertainment that meets your event needs as well as budget.
When you want help organizing your next event, visit Lori Rizzo Events at http://loririzzoevents.com and Distinctive Taste Catering at www.distinctivetastecatering.com; or call 561-865-7476 in Palm Beach FL or South Florida as well as 978-239-8538 in the Boston or New England area.