Organising a company event need not be a huge hassle. Follow these simple ideas to help make the event run smoothly and also to manage your own stress levels too.
The first thing you should do if you are organising a company event is to identify the purpose for the event, whether it is to recognize an achievement, discuss important issues or for office bonding reasons. With that purpose in mind, you can turn your full attention to maximising the experience that the attendees will gain from it.
If you throw a poorly planned event, any hopes that your company had to build from it will likely go to waste. Some events can have a lot riding on them so it is important to get them right when they come around.
Choosing the venue is the next step. You should consider the event type and the amount of people that will be there.
If it is a small office party, you can get away with reserving a section at a restaurant. Often times, restaurants will have secluded rooms to accommodate these requests.
If it is a large gathering, you should look into renting out a dining hall or specialist conference/event centre (like Big Shed). These types of venues will usually be specifically designed for events such as these. You should visit the venue and talk about what you’re aiming to do, as well as discussing price to see if it will fit in your budget.
Once you have the venue secured, you should look at catering companies. However, many venues will be able to provide you with the snacks or dinner for your party. Also, ask the venue about decorating the hall because you may want to give your event a particular theme.
Once you have everything set, make sure to follow up with the venue and catering companies in the week leading up to the event.
Organising a company event can be very stressful but, if you follow these simple tips, then you will be able to avoid many last minute problems and have everything run smoothly.
At Big Shed it’s our job to help make your event as hassle-free as possible.
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