When organising a corporate event there are a number of things you have to cover to make sure things don’t just run smoothly, but are memorable for all the right reasons. A venue, a theme, food and drink all have to be arranged before you tackle the trickiest of all, the evening’s entertainment. Here are five to help you find the right entertainment to make your evening as enjoyable and memorable as possible.
Do Your Research
The majority of us wouldn’t book a holiday without speaking to a friend who had been to the destination before or without checking TripAdvisor for the hotel’s ratings, so why jump into booking an act? Whether you have friends or colleagues who have organised corporate events or perhaps friends and relatives who have recently planned a wedding, there will likely be someone you can seek advice from.
Consider Your Theme
Obviously if you don’t particularly have one then there is nothing to worry about, but if you do you could really add something to it by hiring entertainment which compliments it. For example, you could be planning on having a Great Gatsby roaring 20’s style theme. Along with the champagne cocktails, feather boas and sharp suits you could really top things off by hiring a jazz or swing band to really give it that authentic feel
Consider Your Venue
The entertainment you hire could seriously hinge on the size of your venue. If you are having a fairly intimate event, then hiring an orchestra just isn’t going to work. It is worth contacting the venue owners to check about available performance space as well as entertainers they have booked in the past to understand just what scale is acceptable and achievable there.
Playing to an Audience
It is important to consider who is attending your event before you go ahead and book the evenings entertainment. It might seem fun for you to book a Metallica tribute band because you and a couple of your colleagues are massive fans, however the heavy metal vibes are likely not to be to everyone’s taste.
Largely it is about keeping everybody happy, so if you don’t have a theme but do have a wide range of ages at your party it might be easier to go for a DJ or mainstream cover band.
Where to find Acts
Depending on what you settle on there are a number of great places to book entertainers of all kinds for your corporate event. If you are looking for music, DJs or even celebrity appearances then your best bet is a site like Band Hire UK who offer everything from ABBA tribute acts to orchestras and everything in between. If you are looking for something other than music then you might want to try Sure Fire Circus who offer a range of performance artists.
Following these five tips will hopefully help you find the perfect form of entertainment for your corporate event and ensure that you and your guests have a truly memorable evening for all the right reasons.