Before you can plan out the format for your business event, you need to be clear on what your desired outcome is. Ask yourself a few questions: What business objective are we working toward? What’s the intended outcome of this event? What end result would define it as successful?
We often get people looking for corporate event space who really haven’t planned through the total budget for the event. A clear budget will help you determine how much you can spend on necessities, if you have funds for any extras, and what you need to do to achieve your overall goal.
Just like everything, what you budget could very well run over once you start finalizing the details. It’s wise to add a cost buffer of an additional 10 – 15% for unexpected expenses.
Sometimes, a business event can get some budgetary assistance by hitting up your vendors for sponsorship or donations. Your bookkeeping firm might sponsor the food for your annual meeting, your regular printer might donate course materials printing costs, and so on.
ALL events, whether business meetings or celebration banquets, are experiences. How can you make your event memorable for those attending. What needs to be part of the design so attendees can get the most out of your event? When you plan the details of your event to engage people, your event will be successful.
Who knows the company better than the staff themselves? Getting your team involved in co-creating the event can go a long way in generating great ideas, improving morale, and allowing them to have a sense of ownership of the event. You might even achieve a little informal team-building in the process!
We saved the best for last! Finding the right space to host your corporate event has a tremendous impact on its success. The space must be conducive to your overall goal – equipped to accommodate all the aspects of the event, with an atmosphere that supports what you are trying to accomplish.
The location and space for your event influences people’s experiences on every level. From a location that is easy to find and park at to space that is the right size and comfortable for all your guests. No matter what the purpose of your event, you want people to feel welcome.
River Winds Farm & Estate can accommodate a variety of corporate event and business function needs. Our experienced team can help you plan and host a memorable experience for all your guests, and a successful event for your company!