A corporate event… that sounds serious. But the beauty of any event is it takes the ‘seriousness’ out of it. Whether it’s a big milestone for the company, a Christmas do or a PR event, it is that one time outside of work that you can wind down with your colleagues… ‘professionally’.
Hosting a corporate event must mean you’re under immense pressure to get it right, so you’re probably wondering how to plan a corporate event.
Luckily, that’s our area of expertise as Musical Movements have hosted numerous corporate events. Let’s get into the 6 things you need to consider when you’re planning a corporate event.
The people at your event is at the forefront of everything, and in this case it’s your colleagues and network through work. So, look at the bigger picture and ask yourself these questions on a generic level:
What age range am I working with?
Are they a ‘social bunch’?
Would they prefer an upbeat do or a sophisticated one?
Do they like to dance?
Write your answers down so you can refer back to them. This should give you a good idea of who you’re dealing with and it will allow you to throw a corporate event that the guests will enjoy.
With audience ties in purpose. What is the purpose of your event? Is it a lighthearted seasonal event to bring the employees together or is it a more targeted do like a PR event?
This is where you have to think about what outcome you want and what tone you want to set, for example serious, entertaining etc.
If entertainment is in your spec, then this is for you. When Musical Movements host corporate events, we also offer our range of entertainment which include dancers and our most popular offering, a world renowned live band.
A live band entertains, brings everyone together, gets everyone singing and dancing and the best part is, it gives off a luxurious vibe.
The live band we offer comes in a range of sizes from a 2 piece band to 20 and anything in between. You can find vocalists, guitarists, pianists and many more in the live band to create a full, authentic ambience at your event.
Of course, the most obvious entertainment we offer is a DJ/host, and it isn’t an event without a DJ. Music from the outset is what creates the tone and compliments every part of the evening, from when the guest walk in, when they’re conversating and dining.
If you had any other entertainers in mind, all you have to do is let us know and our team can source it.
Let’s talk about looks. Every event needs a theme for it to truly stand out, and with that comes production.
To give you an example of how easy it can be to source production, here’s what we offer at Musical Movements.
We offer various packages from Rustic to Supreme and Bespoke, but it depends on what your event will be like with all of the above factors such as audience and purpose.
Our production offering includes uplighting, personalised DJ booths, a personalised dancefloor and much more. Take a look at our packages page or enquire with our team and we can send you a full list of what we offer.
One thing to remember at corporate events, you’re most likely representing a brand so the more personalised, the better!
Taking into consideration the size of your event and the vibe you want to go for, you need to think about where you want to host your event.
Check out our preferred suppliers list where our DJs play at most often, at the UK’s most prestigious venues.
The most important factor of all, the budget. This will drive all of your other factors such as the venue you go for and production.
If you are in a place where you don’t know where to start with a budget in mind, then get in touch with our team . We are more than happy to guide you through our offerings, all in line with your budget, preferences and vision.