5 Must-Haves for a Successful Corporate Party

Blog, December 31, 2021

In-person events have resumed–which means now’s a good time to start thinking about your next gathering.

For those on the planning committee, it can quickly become a lot of work and often a source of tension. However, your event can be seamless and fun with a great corporate party venue and event team on your side. When planning a corporate event, try these top five tips to make it a rocking success:

1. Activities & Amenities

While you don’t need to expect that every team member will sing karaoke at a party, mix in a few different types of activities so all types of people can be entertained. Look for a venue that has amenities–think audio/visual equipment and mobile bars–to help with activities that will keep all of your guests involved in the fun. If you want to go the extra mile, you can also look up party games for corporate events to add a little something extra to the mix.

2. Location

Location, location, location–it’s what truly makes or breaks an event. Having a venue that’s centrally located near bars, hotels, and restaurants is a great way to make the night a success. It also allows for those who want to keep the party going to do so and those who want to have a relaxing evening at a hotel to fulfill that wish. Look for a venue that’s not just a great place to have a party, but one that allows your guests to enjoy all that the city has to offer.

It’s also crucial to find a space that has ample amounts of parking spaces. No one wants to have to worry about meters or parking garage fees when they’re trying to have a fun evening.

3. Venue Size

A great venue will have a variety of room sizes and customizations to fit the group. A venue that’s too small becomes uncomfortable, especially today, but a venue that’s too large makes the party feel smaller. Your venue should have a variety of flexible spaces you can utilize to fit the needs and size of your party. For example, if you’re planning on drinking, eating, and hosting some fun activities, look for a place that provides ample room for a bar, tables to eat at, and activity space. It helps break up your guests’ night and allows them to gather as they so choose.

4. Food Selection

Be sure to ask your caterer if there are gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free options for guests with dietary restrictions. Appetizers, small plates, and “bar”-style eating is always great to make sure your guests can customize what they’re eating based on preferences or dietary needs.

If it’s a sit-down meal, be sure to leave a space on the RSVP for your guests to write down any food preferences or allergies. Having a venue that has catering amenities and a dedicated team that can help you anticipate these needs is essential.

5. Elegance

Corporate events are a great way to show off the very best of your workplace to family, friends, clients, and potential employees. You want to project a stylish, put-together look that will photograph well and feel on-brand. Look for a venue that has elegant furnishings, architecture, and decor that can elevate the feel of the event.

Flora the Venue

Flora the Venue is the newest event venue to hit Downtown San Diego. Residing in the iconic Gaslamp District, the venue is close to exciting nightlife, brilliant food establishments, and conveniently-located hotels for your guests; ideal for a successful corporate event. Amidst luxurious, botanical-themed space with refined furnishings and flair, Flora’s expert team helps you spend more time enjoying the party than stressing about planning. Contact us today for availability and more information on our corporate party venue.

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